Addiction Treatment

Relapse Warning Signs
Relapse Warning Signs

Relapse is a difficult and sometimes painful part of the recovery process. There are some warning signs that can signal the onset of a relapse. Becoming more aware of these warning signs can help us to seek out support for ourselves or for loved ones when needed. Depression affects many of us struggling with addictions.…

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How is Residential Treatment Helpful?
How is Residential Treatment Helpful?

When we know we need help dealing with our addictions and are contemplating entering treatment, the thought of having to leave home can be a scary one. It can be difficult to be separated from our families and loved ones. It can be very hard to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. As challenging…

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Learning Self-Empowerment
Learning Self-Empowerment

Sometimes the most damaging effects our addictions can have on us are the limiting beliefs they cause us to adopt and believe to be true. Very often these limiting beliefs contributed to the development of our addictions in the first place. We come to think so poorly of ourselves that our mentality is one of…

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Transitioning Out of Treatment
Transitioning Out of Treatment

Making the transition from treatment back to your regular routine can be a difficult one, full of brand new mental and emotional challenges. We can be filled with fear that we’ll relapse. We can be hit with the anxiety and depression that can come during difficult transitions. We can feel suddenly very alone and isolated…

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How to Stay Sober While Traveling
How to Stay Sober While Traveling

So much of recovery is about creating a healthy routine and surrounding yourself with healthy people. It’s nice to have a break from regular life when you travel, but if you are recovering from addiction, taking time away from your routine and your social support may be risky. However, overcoming addiction is about having more…

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Entering Treatment
Entering Treatment

Making the decision to get professional help can be one of the hardest things we’ll ever do but also one of the best things we can do for ourselves to improve our chances of recovery. Entering treatment requires a level of courage and self-awareness that can take us a long time to develop. Very often…

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How Can Having a Sponsor Help Me?
How Can Having a Sponsor Help Me?

When we are starting out in recovery, many of us choose to be linked with a sponsor. We can find sponsors through our support groups, treatment centers, therapists or other trusted support systems. When we are paired with sponsors, they are usually in recovery for the same addiction types we’ve struggled with. They have firsthand…

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Learning Life Skills
Learning Life Skills

For many of us, there are certain life skills we haven’t learned and developed over the course of our lives because our addictions have caused us to neglect ourselves. Many of us have sacrificed ourselves and our wellbeing for the sake of our addictions. Learning important life skills can help us greatly in our recovery…

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Why Should I Go to Meetings?
Why Should I Go to Meetings?

Recovery support group meetings are an excellent way to connect with others in recovery. When we are first starting out on our recovery journey, we can feel very lost and alone. We can forget just how many other people are living with similar issues and struggling in similar ways. Our isolation can make us feel…

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The Spiritual Element of Recovery
The Spiritual Element of Recovery

Conventional forms of therapy such as traditional talk-therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tend to focus mainly on working with the mind, and while our addictions have a mental component, they also are very much related to our emotions, our hearts and souls, and our spirits. Many of us believe that at our core we are…

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