Forgiveness in Sobriety

Forgiveness in sobriety is difficult. For those of us who love an addict, it can seem like we’re always forgiving them for past indiscretions with no end in sight. And for those who are addicts, the feelings of self-loathing and shame feel like impossible obstacles to overcome. Hence why it becomes easier to continue using. …

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Four Stages of Addiction

Though it may sometimes appear as if someone with a substance abuse disorder develops a problem quickly, this isn’t usually the case. When it comes to addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, there are often stages that a person goes through as their dependency to the substance grows. Coming to terms with addiction and deciding to …

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Sober Activities

Let’s face it: sometimes the weekends can be hard when you’re in recovery from addiction. Maybe it’s the idea of having too much time on your hands, or you don’t want to pass up on going out with friends, or maybe you’re just not sure what to do for fun on a Friday night that …

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Meditation Therapy for Substance Abuse

Over the past few decades, a progressive trend in healthcare has been including alternative or holistic recovery center methods into more conventional therapies. Today, many holistic techniques are currently being used in rehab centers across the nation. Treatment centers that offer holistic addiction treatment use meditation, exercise, and nutrition to help patients overcome their addiction. …

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How Long Does Alcohol Rehab Take?

When choosing the right rehabilitation center, you may be wondering how long does alcohol rehab take? Incidentally, each individual’s recovery journey is unique. This means that the length of time that it will take to complete an alcohol rehab program may vary for everyone. The most common timeframes for recovery services are typically 30, 60, …

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Reasons People Leave Treatment Early

One of the most predictive factors of someone building a successful recovery is their length of time in treatment.  Because addiction is fundamentally about compulsive behavior, people need time to break the cycle.  We are helping the brain gradually change and settle down such that the person feels more empowered in their life. It can …

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Mindfulness in Recovery

You may be wondering how mindfulness can help therapeutically. You are not alone — the reaction of many people, when introduced to mindfulness, is “Is that it? How is that going to help me quit or make me feel better?” How does mindfulness in recovery help? Is mindfulness necessary for a successful recovery? Mindfulness is …

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Addiction Warning Signs

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite …

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