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What it Means to Peel Back the Layers

Congratulations! You are newly sober and now ready to take the next step in your recovery. Addiction recovery is a complex and multi-layered process that may take years to fully understand. As you plan for long-term sobriety, it’s important to educate yourself on the moving parts of recovery and how to maneuver through them. YouRead More

Life After Treatment

Addiction can be catastrophic to everyone in its path. Seeking professional help to get you through this challenging time is imperative. In the spirit of keeping realistic expectations in sight, you must understand that life after treatment has its challenges as well. Knowledge is half the battle, though, so you are in the right place.Read More

Addiction and Nature

There are so many strategies to help you deal with addiction. Recovery is fully customizable! You can create a life in recovery that maximizes your own personal desires and passions. The life in front of you is yours to design. How exciting is that? One strategy available to you involves spending time in nature. ResearchRead More

Environmental Factors of Addiction

We may not know precisely what causes addiction, but we do know that the environment a person is exposed to effects their likelihood of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Your environment affects your attitude, your beliefs, and who you are at the very core of your being. As an example, consider a child growingRead More

Living a Life of Purpose

A life of purpose means something different to each of us. For some of us, a life of purpose is caring for and providing for our families. For others, it means to spend the bulk of their time in service to people that are in need. A life of purpose could also mean staying trueRead More

Blame and Addiction

For many of us, there were reasons that we started using drugs or began drinking heavily. Maybe it was just for fun or possibly to fit in with the “cool” crowd. Perhaps it was to numb the pain of an abusive relationship or debilitating depression or anxiety. We all have our “why” when it comesRead More

Dating in Recovery

Countless articles, television shows, novels, and blog posts have been dedicated to the topic of dating. Topics cover everything from what not to say to what to wear on your first date. With so much emphasis on dating, the idea of dating when in recovery can be a controversial conversation. Like many other topics, everyoneRead More

Creating a Positive Circle

You’ve likely heard the expression that says you are probably going to become the average of the five people you hang around most often. For some of us, that is a scary thought! Take a moment and really consider who you spend the most time with each day. Is it the coworker that sits inRead More

Don’t Underestimate Gratitude

Research shows that those who express more significant levels of gratitude live longer, more fulfilled lives. Stress levels decrease, anxiety lessens, and the ability to concentrate and focus both increases. For someone in recovery, an uncomplicated, easily accessible strategy to relax, improve mood, and find joy is immensely important. Gratitude can do all of thoseRead More

The Benefits of Sunlight

Our bodies obtain the necessary minerals and vitamins in a wide variety of ways. One such method that is often overlooked is through the sun. The sun provides a wide range of healing benefits. Some of these benefits are even more valuable to those of us in recovery. In fact, using the sun’s natural benefitsRead More