Make It Through Recovery with Music


Although music can seem like an unexpected method of therapy, it is scientifically proven to be beneficial in many areas key to addiction recovery. When used in combination with other techniques and treatments, music therapy can be a necessary and welcome addition to your treatment care. Music can influence your emotions and mood, allowing you

Examining the Steps: Step 4


The 12-step program is an essential resource in addiction recovery. The helpful healing process can guide you along a path to inner light and warmth. However, in order to reach your goals, you need to understand each step and how they are necessary in helping you achieve the life you deserve. The fourth step in

Intensive Psychotherapy for Treating Addiction


Each recovery journey is different, and treatment greatly depends on the individual struggling with addiction. Intensive psychotherapy is a popular option as it offers a schedule that is fairly customizable and adjustable to the individual experience. Treatment and strategies demonstrated during intensive psychotherapy can decrease the likelihood of relapse and increase the happiness and health

To Stop Smoking Weed, You Have To Want To


In order to truly allow yourself to heal, you have to be the one to initiate healing. You cannot try to recover from addiction because someone else wants or needs you to. If you are not the one motivating yourself to become clean, the chance of you remaining clean is drastically low. The Self-Management and

Beating Addiction (You Can Do This)


Addiction can affect anyone, and it often comes in various forms and degrees. Although recovery may seem an impossible goal miles away, you can fight addiction and you can win. Everyone does some sort of activity in excess. They key is being able to break through the obstacles and old patterns with diligence, smart choices,

Beating the Winter Blues in Recovery


Being stuck indoors during the cold, harsh weather of winter months can lead to sleeping in, avoiding social opportunities, and neglecting emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well being. While it is a natural reaction to this season, it doesn’t have to happen. We’ll discuss why it happens and ways to combat it ahead.    

How Addictive is Nicotine?


We certainly know that nicotine is addictive, but just how addictive is it? We’ll explore that, as well as take a look into how it affects the body and how to control an addiction to it.   Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. According to

How to Tell Your Family You Have a Drug Problem


Once you realize you have an addiction, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You probably feel scared and overwhelmed, and telling your family only makes those feelings grow. What you probably don’t realize that your family knows something is going on. As an addict, you try to hide your deteriorating state

Examining the Steps: Step 2


Step 2 of the Alcoholics Anonymous program is essentially a stage of hope. It is about understanding that you are not alone, and that you don’t have to be miserable and in pain. Step 2 is about believing that a higher power greater than yourself can restore you to sanity and peace. The key point

Can Pursuing Art Help You with Recovery?


Art therapy is one tool used to support individuals in recovery. Some treatment programs offer options during treatment including individual, group, skills-focus, relapse prevention and art therapy. Expression of emotions, feelings and thoughts are encouraged as part of the healing journey throughout recovery.   Types of Art Therapy Several modalities of art therapy are used