Category: Acceptance

What is Radical Acceptance

What is Radical Acceptance?

There is a lot of talk about acceptance in recovery. Most of the time, we use the terms “acceptance” and “approval” as synonyms. For example, we think that in order to accept ourselves, we must also approve of the mistakes …

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finding peace

How Can I Find Peace Again?

Substance use can be filled with chaos and uncertainty, not unlike the world we live in. We become accustomed to living in constant stress and turmoil. Whether it is at work, in our relationships with our friends, our family, our …

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Taking Shame Out of the Equation

Taking Shame Out of the Equation

One of the feelings we try to hide from in our addiction is shame. If our shame comes to the surface, we can double down our substance use to try to escape it. When we are looking to get help …

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get honest with yourself

Getting Honest

How Our Lies Impact Our Recovery Honesty is the antithesis of addiction. As we use substances, it may be difficult for us to identify the truth. Addiction rarely exists without lies, and lies help keep us in our addiction, creating …

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The Peace of Recovery

Life can be chaotic even without substance use, let’s just be honest about it. When we add substance abuse, as well as the reasons that we drink or do drugs, our lives can just feel like a disaster inside and …

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How Can I Love Myself Again?

Substance use can damage us in ways we never anticipated. On the surface, there are behaviors we exhibit and the mistakes we make cost us our finances, jobs, and relationships. We feel the changes in our bodies and our minds. …

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How Can I Be Strong When I Feel So Worthless?

When it comes to seeking treatment for substance use disorder, we are often at our lowest mentally and physically. We may have made some big mistakes, and likely lack control of our lives. We can feel anything from downhearted to …

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How Can I Regain Respect and Trust?

We all have times when our words or actions hurt others, or we have broken someone’s trust. Unfortunately, when we use substances, our mistakes are often repeated, and sometimes on a larger scale. Or maybe we did something embarrassing that …

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Learn Self Soothing and Calming Techniques

Learn Self Soothing and Calming Techniques

At AToN Center, one of our goals is to teach our residents tools that they can continue to use after they have discharged.  By the time our residents discharge, they have learned cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention skills and assertiveness …

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Nurturing Aftercare

Leaving Treatment

When leaving treatment here at AToN Center we think of it as building a plan to protect your investment, your life. We begin planning for departure early on and think of all of the areas of life that need attention. …

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