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How Mindfulness Practice Improves Addiction Treatment Recovery

How Mindfulness Practice Improves Addiction Treatment Recovery

Mindfulness practice is an excellent tool for someone in addiction treatment.  Let go of any new-age preconceptions you may have about mindfulness practice. Instead, imagine for a minute you are faced with one of life’s many stresses. Not hard to do, right? Or, maybe you have a day when you feel like all of life’s …

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Art Therapy is a Powerful Addiction Recovery Tool

Art Therapy: A powerful addiction recovery tool

Art therapy is a powerful tool in addiction recovery. Many addiction treatment centers, including The Ranch Pennsylvania, use trained art therapists to help patients express difficult emotions. For someone in recovery from a substance use disorder, they may carry a lot of shame around past actions which hurt family members and friends. Because these feelings …

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Recovery Maintenance Why Addiction Aftercare Matters

Recovery Maintenance: Why Addiction Aftercare Matters

Addiction aftercare is crucial for long term addiction recovery. Aftercare is the term used for the period after leaving an inpatient addiction recovery center.    If you’re new to addiction recovery, the idea of 10 years, five years, or even one year sober may seem like a long shot. It’s not a long shot. Once …

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Does Your Loved One Need Long-Term Rehab?

Once your loved one agrees to go to alcohol or drug rehab, he or she may have concerns with the length of rehab. Such concerns are especially common among active professionals who worry that spending time away from work will adversely affect their productivity and professional reputation. Parents also worry rehab will take them away …

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How to Show Support for a Recovering Loved One

Watching a loved one suffer through the effects of addiction is a terrifying experience. When rehab ends, however, you should not stop providing your loved one with support. In fact, cravings to use drugs again typically peak at about 6 months into sobriety, which is well after most individuals have left residential care. It is …

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Fighting Relapse Triggers

Triggers are internal or emotional reactions to external situations or environments. Triggers can occur at any time without warning. For this reason, they often catch people off guard. This can be devastating for someone who is fighting relapse triggers but falls prey to common temptations that they may not be aware of. One of the …

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Do I Have Lifeskills?

You may have heard someone mention life skills training and wonder to yourself, “Do I have lifeskills?”  As we grow and reach milestones throughout life, we gain many skills. These can be as simple as knowing how to cook a traditional meal, going on a job interview, or handling a bank account. For most people, …

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