Category: Healthy Living

managing stress

What is Stress Management?

Stress is a part of life, unfortunately. We don’t have the power to control the world around us, only our reaction to it. Because stress is one of the significant factors in why people turn to substance use, as well …

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healthy diet in recovery

Invest in Your Diet

We often talk about eating healthier, eating more nutritiously, and making healthy choices. Sometimes, we might even look at ingredients or calories in an attempt to be more conscious of portion size or the balance of our meals. But what …

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Can I Be Whole Again?

Imagine waking up in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Your mind is clear, your body well-rested. You don’t have a hangover, and there is no evidence of alcohol or drugs around you. Yet there is not that nagging, unforgiving need for a …

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An Apple a Day…

In treatment at the AToN Center there is often some time given to addressing healthy eating as a part of recovery.  Many residents have shared their own negative experiences with their diets while in the midst of their addiction.  Some …

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The field of Positive Psychology has focused on how to increase happiness and well being.  In studying “naturally happy” people, researchers have found that these people possess the following characteristics:  Optimism, gratitude, service.   Positive Psychology researchers have focused on applying …

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Dukkha: A Buddhist Approach to Ending Suffering

Buddha’s efforts over 2,600 years ago help suggest poignant ways to end our suffering. Buddha offers the Four Noble Truths that inform us of the term, Dukkha.  At first glance, Dukkha appears to mean “suffering”. However, author Joseph Goldstein takes …

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How to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (or any holiday) Without Relapsing

Stick to your routine. Go to work, hit up a community support meeting, go to the gym, etc., just like you would on any other day. Plan for triggers. Anticipate and talk about potential triggers. Tell a therapist or a …

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Chez AToN opened at the beginning of the month

Chez AToN opened at the beginning of the month and we could not be more proud! It will serve many purposes at AToN Center but its primary use will be as a cafeteria and kitchen for the delectable meals prepared by …

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