Author:AToN Center

Healing With ACT Therapy

Within the recovery process, there are many different tools and many different forms of therapy. Ideally, we would find a treatment facility which offers many types of therapy, so we can find what works best for us. Just as none of us are identical, neither...

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Changing the Culture of Alcohol

Different cultures and groups of people have different belief systems and practices when it comes to alcohol. Those of us who have used substances, particularly alcohol, may have experienced a lot of familial, cultural, or social pressure to drink. That pressure can be very real....

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What Does Wellness Mean?

Within the community of addiction recovery, there are a lot of terms that are used to describe healing from our substance use. For example, sobriety refers to our abstinence from substances. We go through detoxification to cleanse our bodies of substances. Our treatment refers to...

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Becoming Whole

When a bone is fractured, there are many variables that determine if and how well it heals. Seeking proper treatment as soon as possible is the most important factor in order for the fracture to heal correctly. Often, there are surgical corrections to be made,...

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How Can I Cope with Cravings?

One of the most difficult challenges in recovery is the lingering cravings for substances. Even after we have done all we can physically, mentally, and spiritually to recover from substance use, we can still encounter cravings at any point. Giving in to cravings can cause...

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The Perils of Replacement Addictions

Recovery from substance use is a road that has hidden perils all along the way. One of the unseen dangers is replacement addiction, or substituting one addiction with another addiction. This is not true recovery, as we are still trying to fill those emotional needs...

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