The Benefits of Journaling in Recovery

As you move forward in treatment, did you know journaling has many benefits that can help the recovery process? When you write out your thoughts, hopes, dreams and emotions, it actually supports your mental … [Read more...]

6 Benefits of a Recovery Lifestyle

Your entire life goes through the rebuilding process you decide to get treatment for addiction to drugs like methadone and embrace sobriety. It may not feel like it at first, but as you mature in the recovery … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need Community in Recovery?

When you are in recovery having a healthy community around you can be vital to your sobriety. Why is this the case? Why is community so important? The answer has several layers to it because community … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Guard Against Relapse When Transitioning Back to Living Alone

Once you have completed rehab, you are in a transition period until you get used to living a sober life. If you have decided to live alone, you need to know that you will likely face more challenges than … [Read more...]

Early Sobriety: How Chaos Can Slowly Ease into Calm

When you first get sober, it is a very difficult time. Your life was completely out of control with substance abuse, and now you are finding clarity, feeling better part of the time and yet also feeling … [Read more...]

Become an Expert in Using the Fundamentals of Recovery

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in 2007 defined addiction recovery as a lifestyle that is voluntarily maintained and characterized by sobriety, personal health and citizenship. As the clinical … [Read more...]

5 Ways to make Amends for Past Mistakes

By Kathryn Millán, LPC, MHSP Science now shows that addiction changes the way our brain works, how we relate to other people and make decisions. The strong pull toward a substance or a behavior can … [Read more...]

What Role Does a Counselor Play When You Are Seeking Recovery?

Counselors play roles throughout addiction recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that rehab counselors provide support, education and nonjudgmental confrontation for addicts to recover. Aside … [Read more...]

Five Ways to use Mindfulness to Sustain Recovery

Mindfulness is a common technique for introspection and reflection. Mindfulness is all about trying to develop a good moment-to-moment understanding of what is going on in and around us. It is about not … [Read more...]

How National Recovery Month Can Help Break the Stigma

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a highly influential organization that not only sponsors research, but it also provides a wealth of information about mental health … [Read more...]