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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 possible for someone who has exhibited addictive behaviors and struggled with alcoholism to control their drinking through moderation? There are [...]

2019-02-21T15:15:03+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 total healing and sustainable recovery outcomes. By combining evidence-based clinical therapies with alternative, complementary treatments as they relate to the fundamentals of the 12-step [...]

2019-02-21T15:19:42+00:00November 9th, 2018|

How to Find the Best Sponsor to Support Your Recovery

If you’re committed to staying clean and sober, you need a sponsor. But finding your first sponsor can be a little intimidating. Many people early in recovery are leery of relationships with new people, especially a relationship as significant as the sponsor/sponsee one. Putting your trust into someone you don’t know may feel strange at [...]

2019-02-21T15:24:47+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 imperfections start to negatively affect ourselves or other people, that’s cause for concern. It’s critical for those in recovery to [...]

2019-02-21T15:27:25+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 between 40 and 60% after treatment, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The best plan for life after treatment contains [...]

2019-02-21T15:29:13+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 what you’re grateful for instantly shifts your perspective. Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California Davis, has [...]

2019-03-06T17:33:51+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 for depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Societal pressures condition men to be stoic and unemotional, which isn’t [...]

2019-03-06T17:36:32+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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, the second phase of withdrawal sets in: post acute withdrawal (PAW). In this phase, a combination of prolonged symptoms [...]

2019-04-09T17:25:49+00:00November 9th, 2018|

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 may involve treatment methods like individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings and holistic modalities. These methods all seek to improve awareness–they [...]

2019-03-06T17:41:59+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Team Immersion Recovery Center: Running to Raise Awareness for Addiction

Immersion Recovery Center is partnering with The Herren Project, a non-profit addiction recovery foundation, to run in the 2018 New Balance Falmouth Road Race and raise awareness for the disease of addiction. The 7-mile “fun run,” which regularly draws more than 11,000 runners, will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Falmouth, Mass. This is the [...]

2019-03-06T17:47:10+00:00November 9th, 2018|