4 Reasons Why Exercise Is Important In Recovery

Have you ever finished a race? Completed a CrossFit WOD? Crossed the finish line at a triathlon or a marathon? These events all give us the same great feelings, of accomplishment, happiness, and momentary bliss. Exercise is an important component to everyday life and should be incorporated into your recovery plan. It’s not unusual for people in active addiction to … Read More

How Addiction And Spirituality Go Hand-In-Hand

  Psychology Today states that “in the United States, addiction is often described as a spiritual, physical and emotional problem,” and while they didn’t necessarily agree with that notion completely, other research might suggest that addiction is a disconnection from spirituality among many other causes. Spirituality is hard to define, as it carries a different meaning and experience for everyone. … Read More

You Want To Get Sober, Now What?

  Eventually, you get to the point when enough is enough. You get sick and tired of being sick and tired and that’s when you know you need to change your life. Putting down the drugs and alcohol and being willing to change your life is a big deal. You have the desire to get sober, but now what? Here … Read More

3 Emotions To Expect On Your First Day Of Addiction Treatment

  I still vividly remember my first day of treatment even though it was over two and a half years ago. I did outpatient treatment, so I had time to try and prepare myself before my first session. The 40-minute drive felt like an eternity. I was so unsure of what to expect and felt so alone. I pulled into … Read More

How To Know If You Need Detox Services

  The moment you decide you want to change your life and leave drugs and alcohol behind, you might be asking yourself, “What now?” The first step in getting helping is understanding what type of services you’ll need to get on the road to recovery. It’s not uncommon for your body to be physically addicted to drugs and alcohol if … Read More

What Are The Causes Of An Eating Disorder?

  Many of us that struggle with an addiction or disorder, or love someone who is, are often left asking the questions, “Why?” The exact cause of an eating disorder is unclear, but there are several factors that can put you at a greater risk for developing one. Eating disorders can involve a range of conditions from obsession with food, … Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders: Double The Danger

Many who find themselves with a substance use disorder, that is to say in a state of substance abuse or dependency, have found themselves in this place due to self-medication. Whether or not they had identified or were fully aware of the extent of their mental health issues, they instinctively turned to alcohol or other drugs to abate the symptoms … Read More

The 4 Components Of Eating Disorder Treatment

When you’ve come to understand and accept your eating disorder, a long road of recovery lies ahead. The learning process on how to heal starts with treatment. I’m sure one thing you may find most nerve-racking is what to expect in treatment. Although each treatment program is tailored uniquely to each person, there are certain components you’ll be able to … Read More

7 Steps To Choosing A Treatment Center

    It may sound like a funny comparison, but choosing the right rehabilitation center is a lot like choosing the right college. There are many aspects to consider – location/proximity, size, area of expertise, average age of participants, etc. In order to get the most out of a rehab experience, these factors need to be thoroughly considered and researched. … Read More

5 Things To Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

    For many individuals, alcohol and drug abuse are often accompanied by other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. In fact, about 50 percent of individuals with a severe mental health disorder also suffer from a substance abuse problem. While these may seem like separate issues, there is actually a term for disorders that go hand-in-hand like … Read More