Category: Healthy Relationships

Building Healthy Relationships In Recovery

Building Healthy Relationships In Recovery

Some of the biggest targets for collateral damage in our substance use are the relationships we have. Some do not survive our addiction and related behaviors. The ones that do may be left fragile. Once we have taken steps to …

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Important Factors When Seeking Treatment for Addiction

Agreeing with the Critic

When a person is in their active addiction they often find blunt and tactless ways of sustaining their use. Defensiveness can be a significant problem in early recovery as a person is still accustomed to protecting and maintaining their habit. …

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Drinking Alcohol And Using Drugs

We humans are communal by nature. We depend on each other for our physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Drinking alcohol and using drugs, however, separate us from our community. That separation fuels the addictive cycle and causes further negative …

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Fall Recovery

Fall Recovery

I love seeing the leaves change and the weather cool in the fall season. What I think of most is how building healthy relationships and having warmth in our hearts can be so supportive to recovery from addiction. At AToN …

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Motivation for Sobriety

In the early stages of recovery it can be difficult to sort out your motivation for treatment.  Your addiction may be like many others where social relationships have been severely affected and you are getting negative feedback from every direction. …

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Family and Recovery

In working with the residents of the AToN Center I often see how their interactions with friends and family members can both improve or detract from a person’s work in recovery.   Many times people are in relationships with others …

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The Three Pillars of Human Spirituality

The shamans, healers, sages, and wisdom keepers of all times, all continents, and all peoples, in their ageless wisdom, say that human spirituality is composed of three aspects: relationships, values, and life purpose. These three components are so tightly integrated …

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AToN Center’s 6 Foundations of Recovery

In an effort to eliminate the presence of self-destructive and maladaptive behaviors, we subscribe to these basic principles:  AToN Center’s 6 Foundations of Recovery:  1. Maintain motivation: AToN Center believes that motivation can be built rather than it needing to …

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Trust

A common struggle I see with the residents at the AToN Center is the trust deficit that often develops between themselves and their family, friends or co-workers. Maintaining an addiction over any period of time often means a person becomes …

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