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5 Reasons to Attend Recovery Meetings

May 15, 2019

There are many benefits to consistently attending meetings throughout your recovery.  Here are a few reasons to encourage you to stay the course: Make new friends It’s not unusual to … Read More

Family Roles in Addiction

April 29, 2019

Oftentimes, when we talk about addiction, we discuss the addict themselves. Certainly, much of treatment program centers around substance abuse, mental health, and emotional and physical recovery of the addict, … Read More

The Importance of Not Staying Silent During Treatment

April 15, 2019

The words treatment, rehab, addiction, and addict pack a powerful punch. Sometimes so powerful we are crippled into never saying them. Whether we are the ones seeking, or in, treatment, … Read More

Enabling versus Caregiving

April 3, 2019

Written by Jena Plummer, MA, LCAS-A, LPCA, NCC, EXTENDED TREATMENT COUNSELOR Enabling and caregiving both involve a strong desire to love, help and nurture another person. These desires are amplified, often … Read More

Overshadowed By Opioids, Meth Is Back And Hospitalizations Surge

November 28, 2018

By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed … Read More

100 Art Therapy Exercises to Make Your Mind, Body and Spirit Sing.

November 14, 2018

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” It’s no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means … Read More

We Are Family: Loving a Person with Substance Use Disorder

October 22, 2018

How we got here Many of us know the feeling of anxiety that we get when we are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. That feeling of fear often … Read More

Trauma Drama – How to Handle the Next Crisis

September 24, 2018

We all have to deal with trauma at certain times in our lives. However, many of us are more sensitive to traumatic moments in our lives or in the lives … Read More

9 Ways Yoga Helped Me Recover From Addiction

September 5, 2018

The first time I ever practiced yoga was 2000. I had just returned from a trip to Santa Cruz where a dude in flowing peach robes had handed me some literature … 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

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