the road to addiction recovery

9 Ways to Keep Your Recovery on Track

Addiction is a chronic disease and a chemical dependency. When someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction begins the journey to recovery, one of the first steps is to begin primary treatment. This is followed by detox and rehabilitation. Primary treatment programs typically take place over a period of four to six weeks, although… Continue Reading 9 Ways to Keep Your Recovery on Track

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Participate in Relaxation Training and Overcome Cravings

The phrase relaxation training might sound odd, but it’s meant to get a point across. Often, we don’t take relaxation seriously. You might think of relaxation as something you do at the end of the day, perhaps after all else is done. Or it’s something to do on the weekends, but not on each day… Continue Reading Participate in Relaxation Training and Overcome Cravings

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There is More Than One Road to Recovery

Fifty or sixty years ago, when someone needed help with addiction, friends and family may have sent them to a religious-based program. And the hope was that through finding a closer relationship with God, the addiction would eventually come to an end. Although religion continues to be a common path of recovery for thousands of… Continue Reading There is More Than One Road to Recovery

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Did you know that approximately half the people who enter addiction treatment use a toxic substance within a year? That’s a staggering statistic, but unfortunately, substance abuse is often incredibly hard to overcome. It’s human nature to seek pleasure, but when that pleasure interferes with your ability to provide a safe and productive life for… Continue Reading Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

Often, the decision to quit an addictive substance is filled with ambivalence. This is especially true for individuals who are in treatment as a result of a court order, but even though those who seek treatment on their own may have a period of being unsure. Individuals worry about going through withdrawal, being strong enough… Continue Reading Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

Why Group Therapy in Recovery is So Important

When you hear the words “group therapy,” you probably picture a room of people with chairs formed into an awkward, enclosed circle. You imagine there are people who want to monopolize the therapy session, there are others who are squirming in hopes of not having to speak, someone who is getting annoyed with the monopolizing… Continue Reading Why Group Therapy in Recovery is So Important