How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends

How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends With the holiday season approaching, you might start seeing family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. While it is great to see everyone, there is something new about you this year — you are sober. They might wonder why you are not partaking in […]

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Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery

Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery The holidays are just around the corner and, with only a few weeks to go until the festivities begin, many individuals dealing with addictions may be thinking that now would be the worst possible time to finally get treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you or your […]

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What is SMART Recovery?

Understanding SMART Recovery SMART Recovery is an acronym that stands for “Self-Management and Recovery Training.” According to the SMART Recovery website, the purpose of SMART Recovery is to “support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, […]

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What Do the Stages of Change Mean to Recovery?

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

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Avoiding Sleep Aid Addiction

Sleep disorders sometimes require medication, but when this medication is used incorrectly or habitually, it becomes possible for a dependency to develop. There are several natural methods you can try to help relax and prepare your body for a good night’s rest.

Addiction to Pharmaceuticals