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How Isolation Affects Recovery

Isolation can be detrimental to your recovery, causing urges and potential relapse. If you have read about or created your own relapse prevention plan, you will commonly find that one of the tips is to be around others. This is because isolation can cause you to feel anxious, depressed, and hopeless in your sobriety. IsolationRead More

The Importance of Sisterhood in Addiction Recovery

Healing from an addiction of any kind is virtually impossible on your own. Triggers, urges, and cravings can come at any time, causing you to become anxious, depressed, and antisocial. However, creating bonds with your sisters while in recovery can help you avoid this and adequately cope with urges. Your sisters can hold you accountableRead More

12 Step Programs: How They Work and What to Expect

12-step programs have become a hallmark of addiction recovery ever since Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) published the Big Book in 1939. The 12 Steps have become a model for multiple kinds of addiction recovery, not just alcohol. Many treatment centers all over the country, such as Villa Tranquil, have implemented 12-step programs within their programs toRead More

Maintaining Recovery During the Holidays

Maintaining your sobriety and keeping up with self-care and healthy coping skills are all part of the daily recovery process. Some days are harder than others, so it can be helpful to prepare a proactive plan to guide you through a potentially difficult time. The holiday season can be a difficult one to navigate ifRead More

Healing from Codependency After Addiction Treatment

Returning home after addiction treatment is a huge transition. It’s a real test of the skills you’ve learned in early recovery. While in treatment, there were probably other things beyond substance abuse that you learned to handle. Villa Tranquil Recovery offers many programs, including family counseling, interpersonal skills, and boundary setting. All of these thingsRead More

Recovering with a Dual Diagnosis

It’s not uncommon for someone with a substance use disorder to have a co-occurring mental illness. In fact, the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that about 9.2 million adults had a mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorder. The critical thing to know is that treatment is available for bothRead More

Using Exercise in Your Recovery

Integrating exercise into your recovery routine has endless benefits. There are also so many different ways to exercise that there’s something for everyone! If you enjoy a physical challenge, you can join a class or create an exercise schedule based on your skill level and interests. If you would prefer to take things slow, youRead More

Sustaining Your Sobriety in Good Times and in Bad Times

Sobriety isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. You don’t get a life free from challenges the moment you commit to a sober lifestyle. Sobriety is something that you must work toward every day. It’s a conscious decision to live each moment substance-free. You may not be able to avoid obstacles, but you can use theseRead More

Having Fun in Recovery

Fun and sobriety are not mutually exclusive! You can have fun experiences while still maintaining your sobriety and caring for your overall recovery. You’re not alone if you think that the only way to have fun is to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help you seeRead More

How Can I Help a Loved One After Their Relapse?

If someone you love is living with an addiction, you are likely a part of their support system. It can be challenging to know what to say or do when someone you love has relapsed. You might worry that you are enabling their behavior, so you may take on a firm tone that does moreRead More