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

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.

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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

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, 

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

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

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

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

The Correlation Between Stress and Addiction

We all deal with stress. Some of us might even enjoy the excitement a little stress can add to our lives. But when stress is combined with poor coping skills, it increases the likelihood of