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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

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

There are countless events that may trigger anxiety. The important thing is to recognize them so that you will be able to adequately deal with them once they arise. Even better, you can try to nip them in the bud and deal with them before they become a big issue.  Here are a few triggersRead 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

Self-Care: A Process

Self-care isn’t something you can push off. It’s also not something you can rush through to complete quickly and then move on. Well, you can…but it won’t do you any good. Self-care must be intentional. You have to keep it in mind throughout the day. You have to make an effort to consciously complete littleRead 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

Let’s End The Silence And Stigma Around Suicide

Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide. Suicide is still seen as a taboo, unforgivable sin that is contemplated and done by horrible people. This needs to change. Let’s start making strides to end the silence and stigma around suicide. Here are four TED Talks that aim to do this.  The Bridge Between Suicide And LifeRead More

Quotes To Keep In Mind

There are sayings that are so overused that they become annoying to hear. These clichés help no one because they have lost their meaning. There are many of these written and said about mental health that do more harm than good. We put together a list of five quality non-clichés to remind yourself of whenRead More

Suicide: What To Watch For

According to the National Institutes of Health, “suicidal behavior is a leading cause of injury and death worldwide.” We believe wholeheartedly that suicide is preventable. There are risk factors and signs we need to be looking for when our loved ones are struggling. Let’s work together to keep those around us safe. Let’s be theRead More

Mental Health Clichés You Need To Avoid

There are so many phrases that are stigmatizing, yet they are overused by many. Although worn-out, some clichés can be helpful. Most clichés about mental health are not helpful, however. Mental health clichés can be harmful to those in recovery because they are often used by someone who is unaware of what you are reallyRead More