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Parental Alcohol Abuse Can Influence Teen Dating Violence

Teasing and name-calling are not normal parts of a relationship, despite what teenagers may think. Such behaviors can become abusive and eventually escalate into more serious forms of violence. Teenage dating violence is a very serious problem that can have tragic consequences. According to a survey conducted by the CDC, almost 10% of high school [...]

2018-12-10T22:14:26+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Immersing Yourself In Addiction Recovery

If you have successfully completed a program of addiction recovery, you are in good position. You have learned that it is possible to break the cycle of addiction. You know working a program is possible with the help of others who have walked a similar path. The treatment facility you sought assistance from equipped you [...]

2018-11-26T00:33:07+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Higher Power: A God of Your Understanding

There is one facet that people considering recovery or who are new to the program often get hung up on. The concept of a “higher power” and the role that having one will play in one’s recovery. For some people, it is simply a matter of reconnecting with something they turned their back on years [...]

2018-11-26T00:36:39+00:00November 9th, 2018|

The Role of Spiritual Growth in Addiction Treatment

At Immersion Recovery, we believe true healing from drugs or alcohol requires nothing less than a “total transformation” of the mind, body, spirit and soul. We all long to be part of something larger than ourselves, so spiritual recovery is just as essential as physical and emotional recovery. Did you know that, in large part, [...]

2018-11-09T15:40:41+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Stay on Track with Your Recovery by Beating the New Year’s Blues

Law enforcement officers, crisis counselors and mental health professionals have long observed that January 1 brings about a spike in depression-related symptoms among those who are already struggling. Being proactive about managing your mental health is the best way to make sure your recovery stays on track. Reasons for Winter-Related Depression Common reasons people feel [...]

2018-11-09T15:37:22+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Using Neuroscience to Battle Teen Addiction

If you’re a parent wondering how to discuss the dangers of substance abuse with your teen, it’s important to remember their brain is still developing. The brain is the last part of the human body to fully mature, which typically happens in the mid to late 20s. Women’s brains develop slightly earlier than men, although [...]

2018-11-09T15:35:06+00:00November 9th, 2018|

3 Ways to Optimize Winter Health During 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 damage takes time to repair, but there are three easy [...]

2018-11-09T15:28:56+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 clinical approach to treatment. However, there is one fundamental difference [...]

2018-11-09T15:26:39+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 can help you establish a strong foundation for a successful, lasting recovery. 1. Acknowledge your accomplishments. Reaching sobriety milestones is a [...]

2018-11-09T15:24:41+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 quality, restorative sleep, it’s harder to manage stress, control [...]

2018-11-09T15:21:19+00:00November 9th, 2018|
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