Recovery Starts with a Plan

Substance abuse treatment centers offer resources for those wanting to overcome an addiction. When helping a loved one make plans to receive treatment, or seeking it out for oneself, it is important to understand what successful recovery looks like. To ensure a healthy, balanced recovery, there are several important components that should be in place.…

7 Tips for Staying Positive in Recovery

Getting clean and sober is a tremendous accomplishment. It takes time and effort, and sometimes a fair amount of pain and struggle. But over time, the struggle fades and the day-to-day living becomes routine once again—you regain enough trust from your family to go back to functioning in the new normal way. You get your…

Recovery Rituals

The word “ritual” is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as: A formal ceremony or series of acts that is always performed in the same way. An act or series of acts done in a particular situation and in the same way each time. Many people relate the term to religious practice and most in recovery have…

Addiction Recovery: It’ll Change Your Life Forever

Life can be tough. Dysfunctional families, health issues, work problems and relationship difficulties can all impact how you live your life. As a reaction to stress or trauma, psychological disorders can develop, as can a reliance on substances which provide only temporary relief. It’s vital to seek the right treatment and support. It’s also important…

Exercise as a Tool for Recovery

Getting up off the couch or moving away from the desk may not seem like it will make much of a difference in recovery, but exercise in almost any form is a better prescription for making progress toward recovery than just sitting idle. In fact, research strongly suggests that exercise can be a powerful tool…