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

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,

Examining the Steps: Step 3


The third step in the AA program is very important. Essentially, it means that you need to make a decision to allow a higher power to take control of your mind, body, and life. In addition, it means that you will trust them to guide you down the right path. For many, this higher power

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

The Body Needs Sunshine


Nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness practices form a well rounded lifestyle plan for healthy living. Nature is an excellent source of inspiration for people who want to exercise outdoors while enjoying the beauty of trees, water, and grass. As more becomes known about the possible health benefits, sunshine is taking center stage as a great source

The Importance of Adrenaline in Daily Life


Adrenaline (also known as epinephrine) is a stress hormone secreted from the adrenal glands on the kidneys. The body also uses this hormone in a fight-or-flight response to an environment which appears threatening. An ‘adrenaline rush’ is a sudden influx of adrenaline flooding the body from the adrenal glands. The brain is essentially communicating the

Learn to Be Here Now

The practice of mindfulness is an ancient one, dating back for many centuries. Those who practice mindfulness seek ways to lower stress, anxiety and build awareness of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations or moods.   Mindfulness Acceptance is a key component of mindfulness. Gratitude for the moment, receiving it as it opens up and unfolds