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Dealing With Loneliness

“People have never had so many ways to connect, yet more and more of us feel disconnected,” says Markham Heid, author of “The Loneliness Epidemic” for TIME Magazine. This can be especially the case for those who are dealing with mental illnesses or addictions which drive them to isolate. Continue reading to learn more aboutRead More

Move: Incorporating the Outdoors Into Your Recovery

There’s no shortage of things to do outdoors. Today, Villa Tranquil Recovery is going to focus on three things you can do outside to boost your recovery: walking, swimming, and cycling. Not only can you make each of these activities a workout, but they can also be manipulated into light or heavy exercise depending onRead More

Sleep: How to Get a Restful Night’s Sleep

Getting enough restful sleep can be a difficult thing to achieve when we have a busy schedule. However, we must carve out time dedicated to rest and sleep in order to ensure efficient and effective functioning throughout our days. Sleep is delicate. Here are a few tips from Wellness Journal magazine to help you getRead More

Getting Through The Holidays

For those with an addiction or co-occurring mental illness, getting through the holidays can be a hard thing to get through. The holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness and celebration. For many, though, the holidays are a reminder of an addiction or mental health struggle. Alcohol is most likely present at familyRead More

Inner Critic Or Inner Coach: Which One Should I Nurture?

Our self-talk is an important thing that we need to consciously work on. Most people, however, do not. They go about their day and let their thoughts, good or bad, flow freely without giving it a second consideration. It’s time we put a bit more focus on what we tell ourselves. It takes effort toRead More

Sober Living Versus IOP

Once you have decided to reach out for help, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed looking for the right program for you. There are so many options out there — where do you begin? At Villa Tranquil Recovery, we offer just the right programs. We have a program for you that will be aRead More

What is Emotional Sobriety?

“Emotional sobriety” parallels the physical recovery of addiction but may not be fully understood by many. This concept is used in all areas of recovery, but it was coined and is a key concept in Alcoholics Anonymous  (AA). In AA, they teach that abstinence from a substance is not enough to achieve long-term sobriety. InRead More

Sobriety Doesn’t Have to be Boring

For many of us dealing with addiction, much of our past lives were centered on finding our next fix or drinking enough to dull whatever emotional insecurities we had experienced. As an addiction becomes more and more severe, it often becomes hugely time-consuming. Your priorities shift to drugs and alcohol and move away from thingsRead More

Safety in Numbers

Loneliness can magnify issues with addiction. Pain and ghosts from the past that led your way to drugs or alcohol can easily reemerge when you feel alone. In fact, this can be such a problem for those in the early stages of recovery and even later, that the buddy system is a common strategy forRead More

Tips for Ringing in the New Year Sober

New Year’s Eve can be a difficult holiday in that the festivities often involve parties which may include alcohol, drugor other problematic activities for those of us in recovery. Especially if this is your first sober New Year’s, you may find some apprehension about the upcoming New Year. Here are some helpful tips to ensureRead More