When considering your options for treatment plans, you may be amazed at how many different approaches there are to recovery. Some lean more to the holistic side, some give medication a more prominent role, and some emphasize the importance of a healthy social support system. There’s no one right approach for any one person; ultimately, […]
Meditation is about practicing awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. The act of meditating is simple and can benefit day-to-day happiness. We can improve our overall well-being by practicing meditation every day, even for a short amount of time. Meditation connects to spirituality, an essential aspect of recovery, especially in 12-Step programs like Alcoholics […]
In this resource, we discuss the importance of combining 12-steps and therapy. It’s been proven to maximize long-term success after addiction treatment.
Trauma may be a difficult topic for men to talk about. Feelings of shame and guilt may surround them. Society expects men to be “tough,” but these expectations can cause men to ignore or diminish the trauma in their lives. However, traumatic events cause emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects. Later in life, these experiences […]
You’ve completed rehab and worked hard to regain sobriety. Everything is going well when, seemingly out of nowhere, the temptation to drink or use comes, and…you give in. A relapse, or a “slip,” can be a frustrating experience in recovery. Feelings of guilt and shame may leave you tempted to give up and continue to […]
The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.” As with other diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, the causes are a combination of genetic, environmental and behavioral factors. If you’re seeking addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one — or if […]
A PROBLEM WE CAN’T IGNORE Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol has been a heartbreaking part of the human experience for as long as we’ve had written history, yet in recent years it has reached staggering new heights and the problem has become undeniable and overwhelming. Right here in the U.S., nearly 400 people are dying […]