5 Things Addicts Convince Themselves are True

Importance of Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery

Monday, December 10, 2012

Feeling Good is an Inside Job So, you’re clean and sober and your body begins the process by detoxing. Our bodies are ultra-efficient machines when they are working at their optimum potential. However, when we’re getting high and drinking, our bodies have been working overtime to filter out all the chemicals we’ve been abusing. Our … Continued

Illness in Recovery

Monday, December 10, 2012

Taking Medication and Staying Clean To just about any addict, the phrase, “Take as prescribed” is considered as a suggestion. Instead of one every four hours, they take 4, every hour. To recovering addicts, this is a joke. To others that think they don’t have a problem, this may be a warning sign. Talk to … Continued

Perfectionism and Recovery from Addiction

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Striving for Perfection In our minds, we all have an idea of what life is supposed to be like. These ideals can extend into various aspects of our lives – from our relationships to our families, to our children, our work and more. Striving for perfection is a noble endeavor, but only if we are … Continued

Importance of face time, 1 on 1 with a counselor

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Addiction is a disease, right? In today’s “now” society, many of us are looking for a quick solution to a problem. Addiction is a disease, right? Isn’t there a medication that can cure it? While it is true that medication during treatment can help reduce cravings and withdrawal, addiction recovery requires the rewiring of the … Continued

Top 5 Things Not to Do During an Intervention

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An intervention can be a powerful tool a family can use to encourage someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol to seek the treatment they need. However, a poorly executed intervention can actually make matters worse. Here are 5 things not to do during an intervention. 1. Don’t plan an intervention without a professional. Television … Continued

Addiction and Emotional Maturity

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Handling Emotions Even without the problems that substance abuse brings, life can be a real struggle for an individual that is unable to handle their emotions. Without emotional maturity, it is virtually impossible to find real happiness. Adults who don’t mature emotionally are also more likely to engage in substance abuse. They turn to chemicals … Continued

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