5 Benefits of Traveling for Treatment

When you’ve decided you’re ready to get treatment for addiction, staying close to home might seem like the most logical option. You’ll be able to see friends and family, and you might not have to

Change Holiday Traditions to Support Recovery

Mulled wine and wassail when guests arrive, eggnog on Christmas Eve or a champagne toast before the turkey is carved… These familiar traditions are incorporated into many festive holiday seasons, but they may be dangerous

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many

5 Ways to Cope with Family Stress During the Holidays

Stress is a common relapse trigger, especially during the holiday season as complex family dynamics threaten to derail a festive celebration. Stay on top of your sobriety and your relationships with these tips for a

Using Yoga to Support Addiction Recovery

Yoga is more than a way to relax or to enhance flexibility. Although a routine yoga practice is no substitute for comprehensive addiction treatment, yoga has proven to be a vital part of the Immersion

Breaking Off Toxic Relationships During Recovery

Seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is a transformative step that ushers in a turbulent season of life change. For many men and women, one of the most challenging parts of the journey is reevaluating old relationships,

Mental Illness: Busting the Stigma

Of all the health conditions that afflict people around the world, mental illness is arguably least understood. And for good reason. Depression or addiction, and the like, cannot be seen by the naked eye. Sure, symptoms

Recovering From Addiction: A Tremendous Feat

Recovery is something worth celebrating. Anyone who manages to break the cycle of addiction has achieved a tremendous feat. It is something worth being proud of, to be sure. That doesn’t mean that one should

Stigma of Addiction Addressed Through Art

Addiction is an insidious mental illness that has no known cure. But, it can be treated and kept at bay through a program of spiritual maintenance. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)

Addiction Recovery Requires A Clean Home

Making the decision to seek help for addiction is monumental, one that requires immense courage. Your disease doesn’t want you to recover, so it will fight tooth and nail to convince you that you don’t