Joshua Persoff

Harmony

Drinking and using drugs creates an artificial sense of comfort and security. We might find ourselves searching in the bottle, the medicine cabinet, or the local street corner for something to assist us in fulfilling that basic human need, to feel connected. Engaging with nature is one way to achieve this in recovery. Being amongst …

October was a busy month here at AToN’s San Diego Rehab.  We had the opportunity to serve a large number of people who had previously been struggling with the debilitating consequences of substance abuse.  We saw a great number of those people make the type of changes which build the foundation for a rich and …

Many of the residents who enter treatment at AToN express a desire to explore alternate paths for achieving and sustaining recovery.  At AToN we encourage residents in this endeavor by having them examine all aspects of self; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  This spiritual aspect can be mysterious or elusive. During our week-end spirituality groups …

This week-end I was privileged to witness AToN residents creating beautiful floral arrangements as part of a mindfulness and meditation exercise. The exercise illustrated the unique way each individual approached problem solving. Residents found the opportunity to tap into their creativity, to embrace nature and its natural flow, and to learn a healthy coping technique …

A Story Unfolding Each one of our lives is a story being told. We get the unique opportunity in our story to be both author and reader, to decide how the story will unfold. Looking at life in this way can create a sense of power and control, the idea that I can decide what …