4 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

National Recovery month is coming to a close, but the journey toward sobriety is just beginning for many people with substance use disorders. There are millions of Americans in recovery, so

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

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

Is There Such a Thing as Drinking in Moderation?

Some people who struggle with alcohol use disorder may wonder if there is such a thing as drinking in moderation. Although total abstinence seems to be the only option in the recovery setting, is it

6 Elements of a Quality Addiction Treatment Aftercare Plan

Recovery is a lifelong journey, and something you’ll have to work toward every day to maintain. A good aftercare plan that helps you stay focused and on track in your recovery is critical, because relapse rates are

7 Ways to Incorporate a Daily Gratitude Practice Into Your Recovery

What are you grateful for? Sometimes we’re so caught up in the day-to-day of recovery that we forget to stop and express appreciation for the things we have and the people we love. Thinking about

Don’t Let Loneliness Harm Your Recovery

Loneliness is study-proven to be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day – and it’s also a common relapse trigger. It’s even part of the recovery acronym H.A.L.T, which stands

How Active Listening Can Help Your Recovery

One of the many amazing things about recovery is the chance to make things right in your life, including repairing any relationships that may have been damaged or neglected during active addiction. A good

Relapse: Smokers Have Increased Risk

Are you a tobacco user? Do you smoke cigarettes daily, or even occasionally? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we strongly encourage you to consider smoking cessation. In the United States, nary

Recovery: Addiction Treatment and The 12-Steps

For 82 years, the program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been a lifesaving tool for millions around the globe. No other method of addiction recovery has borne as much fruit. That