Category: sober living

How Can I Set Boundaries in My Life?

How Can I Set Boundaries in My Life?

There are those in our lives who are well-meaning, but always seem to try to take care of us, to make excuses for our behaviors, and enable our substance use. There are others who are always angry with us and …

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Righting the Ship After Substance Use

Righting the Ship After Substance Use

The waters of life can be treacherous enough to navigate on their own. Then the storms of substance use come. We may feel pummeled by the behaviors from our substance use, thrown to and fro by the consequences of and …

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exercise

Why Do I Need to Exercise?

Imagine if we found a classic old car that hadn’t been driven in more than a decade. Maybe some of the parts were rusted, but it was worth repairing. We worked to restore the engine, and the time came to …

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Finding Freedom In Sobriety

Finding Freedom In Sobriety

Those suffering from addiction find many, many befits from early sobriety. One of those immediate benefits is regaining their personal freedom. It occurs to those who attend treatment at AToN Center that their drug or alcohol abuse actually made them …

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Balance Your Life in Recovery

Balance Your Life

One of the six foundations of recovery as taught at AToN Center is to Balance Your Life. Having balance and a healthy lifestyle includes having fun! Whether it be a creative outlet, the great outdoors, playing sports or just hanging …

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Good, Clear Times

Think back to the good times of your childhood.  Images may come to mind such as running around for hours on end in a park playing football with friends. You may remember long bike rides to the ice cream parlor …

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Recovery and Time for Change.

Opposite Action = The Art of Creating Change

Sometimes in recovery we have to do things we don’t want to do and not do the things we want to do to get positive results and evoke change in our lives. This concept can be challenging to say the …

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Sometimes It's The Small Things

Sometimes It’s The Small Things

Often times, treatment for substance and alcohol abuse can focus on big picture issues.  This can include working on a marriage strained under the pressures of addiction, the need to change an unsustainable work environment, deciding that one can no …

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

At AToN Center we get to practice Mindfulness together in group and look at how it can be used in daily life and in high risk situations. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, characterized …

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Fear Blocks Acceptance

For most people needing recovery, coming to accept that they are having difficulties due to their substance misuse is often a terrifying process. To the dismay of family, friends, and employers the person misusing substances often looks as though he/she …

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