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Self-Care: A Process

Self-care isn’t something you can push off. It’s also not something you can rush through to complete quickly and then move on. Well, you can…but it won’t do you any good. Self-care must be intentional. You have to keep it in mind throughout the day. You have to make an effort to consciously complete littleRead More

Barriers And Benefits Of Help

As with anything, there are barriers to getting what you want. Usually, the larger the barrier, the better the reward on the other side. The same is true of recovery. There are barriers to treatment, but also the benefits of getting help. These barriers can seem insurmountable at times, but the benefits of recovery outweighRead More

Signs Of A Relapse

Dealing with an addiction in recovery is a daily battle that you must consciously choose to fight each and every day. One day might be a struggle, while the next day may slightly easier. Either way, you must make the decision to fight it. One thing that makes dealing with you addiction easier is knowingRead More

Addiction Statistics: What You Need To Know

If you are thinking about receiving treatment for an addiction, Villa Tranquil Recovery wants you to know that you are not alone. “19.7 million America adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.” (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) That’s almost 20 million Americans who are in the same boatRead More

Introversion Is Not A Weakness

Extroversion is normalized. It’s almost seen as the preferred trait. Extroverts are those speaking up and making the rules. Because of this, introversion often gets a bad reputation. There are common misconceptions about introverts. We’re here to say, however, that there is nothing wrong with being an introvert. Do you often find yourself dreading socialRead More

The Learning Curve Called Recovery

No one is a pro at recovery. If it were easy, there wouldn’t be a need for treatment centers or 12 step programs. But, recovery is really, really hard. As much as we think we can control every aspect of it, there are certain things about recovery that are out of our control. Life happens,Read More

Patience, Balance, Growth

There are so many factors that go into a person’s recovery. Today, Villa Tranquil Recovery is going to focus on three specific factors: patience, balance, and growth. All three of these aspects are necessary for positive mental health and staying on the path to recovery. We know that recovery isn’t easy. There are, however, stepsRead More

We Will Try Again Tomorrow

Relapses are inevitable. They happen when we most expect it, but also when we least expect it. The latter are some of the hardest to deal with. You think you’re doing well and then “bam!” you slip back into old habits. We, Villa Tranquil Recovery, are here to tell you that it’s okay. You willRead More

Your Story Will Inspire Others

This post is for those in recovery. Although recovery is extremely difficult, you’ve already done the hardest part: asking for help. What you can do now is share your story of recovery with those around you. Sharing your story will save lives.  Humans are hardwired for connection. We want to feel united with those aroundRead More