Category Archives: Recovery

Families Need Recovery Too: 8 steps to get your life back

March 18, 2019

Addiction to alcohol and drugs affects one’s body, mind and soul.  But the damage doesn’t end there. Families and friends also suffer as their loved one’s dependency progresses, stress builds, … Read More

Safe Drug Use for the Recovering Addict or Alcoholic

February 21, 2019

People in recovery must be especially careful when taking any kind of over-the-counter (otc) or prescription medications. Many otc meds contain alcohol or other ingredients that could endanger their sobriety … Read More

5 Habits for Success in Recovery

January 7, 2019

Starting a new life in recovery takes hard work and a long-term commitment.  Developing good everyday habits can help you stay on track.  Here are a few habits for success: … Read More

Why You Should Start A Recovery Journal

July 5, 2018

Early recovery is often described as an emotional roller coaster ride. Elation and relief can quickly turn into anger or shame as feelings come flooding back after being masked by substances … Read More

Why You Should Exercise During Addiction Recovery

June 20, 2018

Exercise plays a critical role in the health of both body and mind. As a society, we’re exercising less and the effects can be clearly seen in our collective physical … Read More

Safe Drug Use for the Recovering Addict or Alcoholic

April 9, 2018

People in recovery must be especially careful when taking any kind of over-the-counter (otc) or prescription medications. Many otc meds contain alcohol or other ingredients that could endanger their sobriety … Read More

Mindfulness: A Secret Weapon Against Cravings?

February 8, 2018

If you haven’t heard of Mindfulness, it’s a form of meditation designed to bring greater awareness to your mind and body, allowing you to separate your thoughts from your emotions. … Read More

5 Tips for Holiday Self-Care

November 13, 2017

The countdown to the holidays is on!  For many, holidays mean delightful aromas, twinkling lights and celebrations with friends and family. For some, along with the anticipation of sharing joyous … Read More

The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday.

September 8, 2017

Russell Brand on Recovery The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday. I had received “an inconvenient truth” from a beautiful woman. It wasn’t about climate change – … Read More

Co-Occuring Disorders: Why They’re Important to Recognize and Treat

June 5, 2017

This article was originally published on June 14, 2016 as “Demi Lovato’s Addiction and Bipolar Disorder: a Dual Diagnosis in Rehab” on the blog of The Cabin Chiang Mai It took … Read More

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