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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

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

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

Who Are You Without Your Illness?

There are times when we become so comfortable with our diagnoses that we don’t know who we are without them. They become something we fall back on. We are so used to our illness that we cannot separate ourselves from our illness. It’s important to remember that we are not our illness. We are ourRead More

Don’t Apologize For Your Recovery

Don’t ever apologize when you are stating your needs, this includes your recovery. If you are in recovery, be proud of it! Recovery is a huge step to take. You shouldn’t feel like you have to apologize for your choices. Setting boundaries is a huge part of staying on the right path.  You know youRead More

What Does Proper Treatment Look Like?

Treatment and recovery are different for everybody. There is no one cure-all when it comes to addiction recovery. Treatment should be individualized for each and every patient in recovery. Effective treatment must also be tailored to not only the addiction, but to other needs the patient has, such as depression or anxiety. Even for oneRead More