Category: recovery

Being the Boss of Our Recovery

Being the Boss of Our Recovery

The idea of giving up complete control of our lives and submitting to a set program that was created for everyone, even though we are not all the same, is just really unappealing. But treatment has been changing. Now, not …

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How Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is Helpful in Treatment

Why is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Helpful in Treatment?

There is a treatment that is becoming very popular in treatment for substances. It is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT as most people refer to it. Based on the idea of using the opposing forces of acceptance and change, …

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gardening in recovery

How Can Gardening Help in Recovery?

We can compare our recovery journey to gardening: starting by weeding out our substances, then re-planting ourselves, finding our roots, watering and nurturing our new selves, and enjoying the growth that is visible to all. However, what if we did …

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Support in Recovery

Support in Recovery

In the stormy seas of substance use, we can feel alone, floating in our life raft, with no help in sight. This alienating feeling can cause us to shut down at a time when we need to open up and …

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life after treatment

How Can I Navigate Life After Treatment?

As our substance use journey has come to an end, and our treatment journey is beginning, we might look ahead and think about our future. How will I step back into my life again? How will I be able to …

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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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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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Living With a Higher Purpose

Just as there are many colors on a color wheel, there are many color values, as well. Each color is unique, and each value gives us the full spectrum with which to view our world. Not unlike the values associated …

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The Value of Hypnosis in Treatment

The power of suggestion has long been used to influence people’s choices. Advertising is a multibillion-dollar industry that thrives on finding new and more powerful ways to influence us through suggestions. The reason the industry is thriving is because the …

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What Does Time Management Have to Do with Recovery?

Time management sounds like a presentation we would have at work. Learning to schedule our time, use our time more effectively, and use a calendar properly hardly seem like they have anything to do with treatment for substance use. What …

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