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3 Ways to Optimize Winter Health During Addiction Recovery

Nobody looks forward to the arrival of cold and flu season, but the spread of winter germs can be particularly challenging for people in the early stages of recovery. Drug and alcohol misuse lowers the body’s immune system, making you more susceptible to illness. This

September 7th, 2019|

Why The 12-Step Program Works

At Immersion Recovery Center, we believe addiction is a disease of the mind, body and spirit, and the book of Alcoholics Anonymous provides the most well-rounded approach to addressing these three components. The 12-step philosophy works, and it fits in nicely with our holistic and

September 1st, 2019|

6 Ways to Practice Self-Care In Recovery

Taking care of yourself–mind, body and spirit–is an integral part of recovery, but it’s easier said than done. Once you’ve made the decision to get sober, you have to stay sober. These self-care tips

August 26th, 2019|

10 Signs You Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep (And How to Fix It)

Self-care is essential to living a balanced life, and it’s especially important during recovery. Eating well, being active and practicing mindfulness are incredibly helpful in staying sober. But it’s all meaningless if you’re running on empty.

Sleep deprivation is a recovery setback. When you aren’t getting enough

August 20th, 2019|

7 Useful Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

The transition into sobriety is challenging for both the addict and their loved ones. It’s something families have to deal with together, which isn’t a simple process, as those struggling with addiction often shut down and pull away from others, despite it being a time

August 13th, 2019|

What Does It Mean to Have a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis, is a term for when mental illness and substance use disorder occur at the same time. According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.9 million Americans experience co-occurring disorders.

Either disorder can

August 6th, 2019|

5 Holistic Practices That Enhance Recovery

Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy recovery. Proponents of holistic therapies like meditation, acupuncture and yoga will tell you that they improve mental and physical health in more natural, less invasive ways, and they’re becoming increasingly common in addiction recovery. These five holistic therapies are often

August 1st, 2019|

5 Ways to Be Happy in Recovery When You’re Feeling Anything But

It’s easy to feel happy and carefree when life is going smoothly, but bumps in the road are inevitable, which pose risks for your recovery. When times get tough, it’s often easier to wallow and feel down on yourself than it is to be optimistic,

July 26th, 2019|

5 Reasons Why Men Hide Their Depression

Although cultural norms have started to shift, many men in the United States and around the world are taught from a young age to suppress their emotions, which is why depression among men is so underdiagnosed. Men are much less likely than women

July 22nd, 2019|

How to Parent Your Adult Child

Parents never stop being parents, even as children grow up, get jobs, move out and have families of their own. As a parent, you’re committed to your child’s success, regardless of their age, and you can’t help but feel affected when he or she is

July 17th, 2019|

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