Category: Recovery Program

Why Do I Need a Residential Treatment Program?

Making the decision to get treatment for substance use is difficult enough already. Then I have to determine which kind of treatment. Residential treatment is something people keep talking about, where I would go to a facility and stay there. …

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Why is Holistic Healing So Important?

We often hear about holistic medicine and treatments. Some people refer to holistic healing methods as an alternative, non-traditional, or unorthodox, as if to exclude traditional Western medical practices. However, holistic actually refers to the treatment of the whole person. …

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Staying Sober After Residential Treatment

Staying Sober After Residential Treatment

While staying sober can be a daunting task, there are things you can do to increase your chances of staying sober after residential treatment.  However, staying sober after residential treatment actually requires a lot of effort while you are still …

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Hitting Rock Bottom for Recovery

Rock Bottom?

There is a long-held belief in the field of addiction services that people need to “bottom out” before treatment can and will help. The idea assumes that, unless someone “hits rock bottom,” then he or she will never experience the …

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Exercise is a Key Aspect for Good Health, Especially During Recovery

Regular Physical Exercise is a key Component to a Healthy Lifestyle

For a lot of people, part of their recovery plan is focusing on holistic health: mind, heart and body. Regular physical exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle, because it works on both mind and body. According to …

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Meeting Of Support Group for Recovery

Community Meetings

Social support in early recovery has been proven to be a huge help in a transition from a life of addiction to a life of recovery. Bonds with other people in recovery can help bolster confidence and conviction that a …

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Sexual Compulsion and Methamphetamine Addiction

Sexual Compulsion and Methamphetamine Addiction

Many people believe that treatment for substance use disorders means that a person simply learns to discontinue the illicit use of a drug or alcohol. However, it is often much more complicated than that. Substance use may be linked to …

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Early Recovery: Making New Friends

Early Recovery: Making New Friends

All your friends were once strangers.  A slightly intimidating dynamic can come into your life in early recovery: Making new friends.  In our work with residents at the AToN center we highly encourage participation in community based recovery groups.  The …

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SMART Recovery as a Treatment Model

SMART Recovery as a Treatment Model

SMART Recovery, as a treatment model, incorporates parts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with mindfulness training and what is referred to as the SENs. The emphasis on Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition highlights the SMART emphasis on lifestyle balance as a key …

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