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Learning Patience in Recovery
9 Oct 2019

Recovery Techniques: Choosing Patience

Instant Gratification and Active Addiction Patience is a mindset completely divorced from the state of active addiction. People whose lives are consumed by drugs and alcohol focus entirely on these substances – obtaining them, using them and recovering from their effects. There’s a physiological reason for this obsession with instant...

Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 1
6 Oct 2019

Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 1

Sunday Sermon: The Promise of Freedom, Part 1 October 6, 2019 The AA Big Book promises a life in recovery that is "happy, joyous, and free," but free from what? This message is the first in a series that explore the depth of freedom gained through the 12-step recovery process...

Group Therapy What to Expect
30 Sep 2019

Group Therapy: What to Expect

Group therapy is just one of many services offered during addiction treatment. While clients experience a wide array of therapeutic approaches, from one-on-one counseling sessions to expressive therapies (like art and music therapy), there are certain benefits that are specific to participating in the structured conversations of “Group.” What Happens...

What Every Alumni Needs, Even After They’ve Completed Their Program
30 Sep 2019

Substance Abuse Patterns in the Armed Forces

Members of the U.S. military are not immune to the substance use problems that affect society at large. With one notable exception, drug and alcohol use patterns mimic or are higher among military personnel than among civilians. For example, the rate of illicit drug use is lower among military personnel...

family in recovery healing
27 Sep 2019

Ways to Stay Sober on Your Next Vacation

When you’re in recovery most things are bound to look and feel very different, especially when you’re away from home. Let’s face it, recovery changes everything! If you’re wondering how to approach your next vacation without alcohol or other substances, we have some tips to help you stay sober on...

Break the Cycle of Negative Self-Talk
26 Sep 2019

5 Ways to Combat Negative Self-Talk

The way you speak to yourself matters. Sometimes, self-talk can take the form of vicious, hurtful remarks we’d never dream of saying to friends or family members. That inner critic isn’t harmless – it causes you to underestimate your abilities and talk yourself out of improving your circumstances. When...

Crucial Steps to Moving Forward: Finding Yourself While Navigating Your Recovery
25 Sep 2019

Mother Nature is the Ultimate Healer

Lifting the human spirit is one of the most glorious gifts that nature has to offer mankind. The renowned American naturalist and writer John Muir said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Now science is proving that what we have known intuitively for eons is...

How Families Can Work Together While Their Teen Recovers from Addiction
23 Sep 2019

How to Prevent Relapse

Relapse happens. Like some other unwanted things in life we’d rather avoid, relapse is a very real possibility for people in recovery. Relapse from addiction to alcohol or drugs occurs for several reasons. Meeting up with friends who misuse substances can trigger the urge to use. A sudden memory...

Is Sober Living Right For You?
20 Sep 2019

Is Sober Living Right for You?

As vital as primary residential rehab is to your recovery, it’s even more important to focus on what you do after treatment. After leaving your center, you face a choice: should you return home, or move into a sober living community?

How to Stay Strong in Your Recovery, Even If Your Loved Ones Don’t Support You
20 Sep 2019

Positive Thoughts Ward Off Insomnia

According to a new research study, it’s optimism, not counting sheep, that is the key to getting a good night’s sleep! Researchers from the University of Illinois found that the level of one’s optimism is linked to how well we sleep at night. In other words, the more silver linings...

Sunday Sermon: Seeking out Comfort
18 Sep 2019

Sunday Sermon: Seeking out Comfort

Sunday Sermon: Seeking out Comfort September 15, 2019 As people struggling with the disease of addiction, we have become incapable of sitting in discomfort and vulnerability. We cover these moments of our lives by seeking out comfort in a whole host of unhealthy habits, including using drugs and alcohol. ...

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