How Substance Abuse Harms Relationships

Drinking heavily and doing drugs are casual habits that can quickly become uncontrollable for many people. For couples, spending a night “blowing off steam” can turn into a devastating cycle of abuse, anger, resentment, and violence. Substance abuse can harm your relationships with your loved ones. There are many ways that you can help stop…

Living a Satisfying Life in Recovery

Most individuals who struggle with addiction acknowledge that living a satisfying lifestyle outside of inpatient care requires constant attention. Living a satisfying life in recovery also requires avoiding temptation. It is a difficult challenge, especially when alcohol and drugs can be nearly everywhere. You can learn to enjoy your abstinent lifestyle, however, by taking a…

Stress Management and Addiction Recovery

Now that you are sober, you may worry about different scenarios causing you to relapse. For example, your high-pressure job may end in a return to substance abuse. You may be tired of the same old stress relievers, and desire to live the more balanced, satisfying lifestyle you were promised when sobriety became your priority.…

Music Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

Many people who are recovering from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs find themselves suffering from anxiety or depression, especially while receiving treatment in rehab. Although certain anti-anxiety medications are remarkably effective at reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, they are also, unfortunately, habit-forming. How, then, to treat clients who are suffering from anxiety…

Anxiety and Alcoholism Go Hand in Hand

As alcohol addiction awareness grows and the surrounding science becomes better studied and more complex, many modern addiction professionals believe that anxiety and alcoholism go hand in hand. Here is why your alcohol treatment program should incorporate dual diagnosis therapy for a surer route to a lifelong recovery. Dual Diagnosis Defined An assessment of Dual…

Childhood Trauma and Treatment for Alcoholism

To effectively treat alcoholism, one must uncover the underlying issues that have attributed to and trigger addiction. With our in-patient alcohol treatment program, we take a holistic approach to bringing these complicated issues to light so true healing can begin. A recent study supports the importance of our treatment for alcoholism by establishing a strong…

Maintaining Recovery

Recovery is a process. It is not a Band-Aid, or a quick fix, or a magic pill. Recovery is a journey that you set out upon, not knowing where it will lead, but ultimately believing that you can only end in a better place than you began. One of the keys to experiencing the best…

Holistic recovery in all areas of life

This week, Mackie Shilstone, a fitness expert and sports manager released an article advocating five lifestyle changes that he feels would best improve a person’s health. As expected, the list is comprised of mostly of things we already know lead to an unproductive and unhealthy lifestyle, but I’d like to reinterpret his article on how…