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Addiction And Trauma Go Hand In Hand

One major risk factor for developing an addiction is trauma. Self-medicating is common in order to squelch feelings of sadness, anxiety, and guilt. Recovery Research Institute says that “many of these types of symptoms are associated with the heightened stress and inability to regulate emotions after a traumatic experience.” When thinking about treating an individualRead More

Your Brain During Recovery

Neuroscience can tell us a lot about the brain during recovery. Recovery Research Institute (RRI) outlines three facts to help understand addiction and the brain. Chances in the brain are inevitable during substance use. Here are three key points to help understand the brain and addiction: 1. Some characteristics of addiction are similar to otherRead More

8 Types Of Self-Care

There are so many areas where self-care comes in handy. With everything that you do, you must keep your overall health and wellness in mind. If one of these areas is lacking, you will never be complete. Here are eight different types of self-care you can practice: Emotional How you’re feeling is important. How youRead More

Pathways To Recovery

Recovery is complex. Aside from being extremely difficult for the person recovering, there are many different ways that you can approach recovery. The Recovery Research Institute lists three pathways to recovery: clinical pathways, non-clinical pathways, and self-management pathways. Different pathways work for different individuals. It is important to keepC in mind all the ways thatRead More

Reducing Harm During Recovery

At Villa Tranquil Recovery, we are all about reducing the harm during your recovery journey with us. The Recovery Research Institute calls harm reduction “an approach that promotes health in a way that meets people where they are at, accepting that not everyone is ready or capable of stopping their substance use at a givenRead More

How To Cope With A Loved One’s Addiction

Everyone is impacted by addiction. It may not be your own, but a family member or friend’s addiction can take a toll on you. Aside from helping your loved one, you must also make sure to take care of yourself. This can be done by going to family therapy or even private therapy sessions forRead More

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

There are countless events that may trigger anxiety. The important thing is to recognize them so that you will be able to adequately deal with them once they arise. Even better, you can try to nip them in the bud and deal with them before they become a big issue.  Here are a few triggersRead More

What You Wish You’d Known Earlier

We’ve all heard “hindsight is 20/20,” and it’s true. Looking back with the knowledge you have now, you may feel ashamed at the way you previously thought and behaved. You, however, might still be stuck in the middle. If so, you don’t have access to hindsight yet. Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help sharpenRead More

Addiction Is A Disease

Don’t let anyone fool you — addiction is a disease. It isn’t something someone would choose to have. Most people wouldn’t wish their addiction on their worst enemy. There are changes in brain chemistry when a person has an addiction, which makes addiction a disease.  Dopamine, a neurotransmitter, is a key factor in motivation andRead More

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