4 Pressures Men Face and How They Can Lead to Addiction

Both genders feel pressure to keep quiet about their problems, but this pressure is exceptionally strong for men, and it presents a slippery slope. Men are not immune to pressures related to self-image, work and

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step community will

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

Confronting Character Flaws in Recovery

Humans are flawed by default. At the very least, each of us has several minor character flaws and a few major ones. For most people, our major flaws will cause the most trouble. When our

What Is Integrated Treatment?

At Immersion Recovery, we are committed to healing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. We employ integrated treatment throughout our continuum of care because it affords our clients the opportunity to experience

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

How Depression and Its Stigma Affects Men

It’s said that depression affects women more than it does men, but men and women experience depression equally. It’s just that their willingness to discuss their feelings varies. Men are less likely to seek treatment

The Reality of Post Acute Withdrawal and Relapse

It’s a common misconception that after detox and withdrawal, life returns to “normal,” when in reality, detox is merely the first step toward recovery, not the solution.

There are two phases of the withdrawal process. After detox,

5 Forms of Active Meditation That Can Boost Your Recovery

Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is a matter of making–and sticking to–new habits. In the treatment setting, clients slowly fall into a healthier, more productive routine, whether they’re aware of it or not.

That routine