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LGBT+ Recovery

Stigma is attached to mental health issues, but for LGBT+ individuals, there is a double stigma. Those who are LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other) face discrimination so much more often than their straight, cisgender peers. They are also more likely to struggle with mental health issues, according to the National Alliance on MentalRead More

How Can I Avoid Self-Sabotaging?

When someone is in a negative state of mind, they often are sabotaging their lives in ways they didn’t even realize. We have the option to choose things that will help or hurt us. There are things we do every day that hurt our chances at recovery — we may not even realize it. VillaRead More

What Are The 7 C’s Of Addiction?

Addiction impacts everyone and no one is immune. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) has many resources for the children that are impacted by their parents’ drinking. The NACoA wants children to know that their parents’ drinking is not their fault. They want children to feel safe and be hopeful, regardless of theirRead More

Recovery During Pregnancy

It is pretty common knowledge that substance use during a woman’s pregnancy can be dangerous for the developing fetus and for the mother. This, however, does not make stopping the use of drugs and/or alcohol any easier. For some women, guilt may be involved. It is already extremely difficult for someone to choose recovery fromRead More

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

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

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

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