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The Benefits of Residential Treatment

When we’re beginning our recovery journey, or finding ourselves in need of additional support along the way, it can help us overcome our fears of the recovery process to know more about the benefits of treatment. Professional residential treatment facilities are addiction recovery and rehabilitation centers that support our mission to get sober, stay soberRead More

Why Do We Avoid Getting Professional Help?

When we’re struggling with addiction and mental illness but are afraid to begin the recovery process, it is often because we’re avoiding professional help. We’re avoiding finding a therapist or going to rehab. We have some deeply rooted fears around both recovery and professional support that are keeping us from taking these important steps toRead More

Can We Use Affirmations to Help Ourselves Quit?

Our Subconscious Minds: the Operating Systems of Our Lives The more we learn about our addictions, the more we discover the power of our subconscious minds to direct how we function in life and what kinds of patterns we create. Because they store our emotional information, our subconscious minds are like the operating systems ofRead More

How Education Can Help Us in Recovery

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves in life and in recovery is the opportunity to learn more, about ourselves and the unique talents we have, about our addictions and mental health issues, about the world around us. The gift of education can help us to expand ourselves and augment our growth. ItRead More

What We Can Learn From Family Therapy

As we’re working to recover, therapy is one of the main elements of our recovery programs, and along with our individual therapeutic work, and the work we do in groups, many of us will decide to also try family therapy. This can be a daunting undertaking. Many of us have been estranged from our familiesRead More

How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?

 Many of us struggling with addiction and mental illness are resistant to trying therapy and any other healing tools, often because we’re afraid to do the hard work required to get better. We’ve become so comfortable with avoiding our problems that the thought of actually facing them terrifies us. We don’t want to look atRead More

Becoming More Conscious of Our Choices

When living with addiction and mental illness, we tend to lack mindfulness about most things in our lives. One of the things we’re least conscious of are the choices we’re making. We make decisions based on self-destructive impulses rather than on mindfulness, wellness, and preparation. We’re impulsive, compulsive and reckless with the choices we make.Read More

When We Stop Going to Rehab

Driven by Fear One of the things that can impede our recovery the most and postpone our healing and stall our progress, is our refusal to keep up with our recovery work. When we stop going to rehab, it’s often because we’re consumed by fear – fear that we’ll fail, fear that we’ll never getRead More

How Can I Overcome My Fear of Rehab?

Many of us trying to recover from addiction are blocked by our fear of rehab, our fears of seeking out help, and our fears of giving up our current way of life. We’re afraid of undergoing the withdrawal process, especially if we’ve experienced any difficult symptoms before. We’re afraid of working hard only to relapseRead More

Why Am I Afraid of Going Into Treatment?

As we’re approaching the recovery process, our fear of going into treatment can be one of the biggest impediments to our being able to heal. We avoid seeking out help and convince ourselves we don’t actually have a problem. We procrastinate on researching treatment centers and tell ourselves we’ll do it next week, then nextRead More