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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

Barriers And Benefits Of Help

As with anything, there are barriers to getting what you want. Usually, the larger the barrier, the better the reward on the other side. The same is true of recovery. There are barriers to treatment, but also the benefits of getting help. These barriers can seem insurmountable at times, but the benefits of recovery outweighRead 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

The Learning Curve Called Recovery

No one is a pro at recovery. If it were easy, there wouldn’t be a need for treatment centers or 12 step programs. But, recovery is really, really hard. As much as we think we can control every aspect of it, there are certain things about recovery that are out of our control. Life happens,Read More

Patience, Balance, Growth

There are so many factors that go into a person’s recovery. Today, Villa Tranquil Recovery is going to focus on three specific factors: patience, balance, and growth. All three of these aspects are necessary for positive mental health and staying on the path to recovery. We know that recovery isn’t easy. There are, however, stepsRead 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