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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

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

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

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

Visualize Your Success

Success is highly individual. What one person may see as the pinnacle of success may not carry any meaning for another person. This is why it’s so important for treatment to be geared toward each person who comes through our doors. There is no one size fits all tag on successful treatment. Villa Tranquil Recovery’sRead More

Dealing With Pressure During a Plateau

The peaks and valleys that you go through in recovery are often discussed, but the plateaus you experience in between aren’t talked about nearly as much. A plateau can come after a relapse and, although you’re in a much better place, you’re still not where you’d like to be. A plateau can also come afterRead More

Three Virtues to Have in Recovery

If the only thing you consider in recovery is sobriety, you’re doing the bare minimum. Recovery should be a complete transformation of your whole being — mind, body, and spirit. Sobriety, of course, is extremely important. However, if you are replacing your alcohol or drug use with another self-defeating and unhealthy coping mechanism but areRead More

Dealing With Low Energy

When you’re dealing with a lack of energy, your first inclination might be to curl up in bed and take a nap. While a nap can be beneficial sometimes, it isn’t always the only way to recharge. As we move into the second half of autumn, the winter season is right around the corner. ManyRead More