Creative arts is the umbrella term that describes a group of artistic activities that allow people to use their creativity and imagination to express their feelings and ideas in different mediums, such as art, music, crafts, and movement. Creative arts therapy uses a wide spectrum of art forms to treat a range of medical, mental...Read More
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction includes many challenges. Learning how to manage cravings is one of the main ones. One popular management technique for cravings is urge surfing. What is the Difference Between Urges and Cravings? In recovery, especially in the early stages, people have intense cravings to continue using their...Read More
Are you feeling anxious and wondering if you can hang out with friends in a social setting while staying sober? If you are new to recovery, you will want to avoid any situation that could be a trigger and put you at risk for relapse. Being well-prepared, having a strong system of support, and making...Read More
Boredom is a leading cause of relapse, especially for those new to addiction recovery who may find themselves adrift without the friends they used to drink or use drugs with. When you do not have any hobbies or don’t know what to do with your time, thoughts can quickly turn to cravings for substances. But...Read More
According to step nine of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is important to make amends to anyone you may have wronged during active addiction. An exception to this step is if making amends would cause injury or harm to the person or others. Once you learn to accept what your addiction to alcohol...Read More
Are you stuck on a holiday gift idea for someone special who is in recovery from addiction? You may hope to get them something meaningful that shows your support of their journey. In this week’s post, we offer our favorite gift ideas to consider this holiday season that can let the sober person in your...Read More
Thanksgiving can be a challenge if you are newly sober. With an abundance of food and drinks at the table, the temptation to drink alcohol or use substances may often be too much to handle. But if you are prepared with the right tools and have a strong system of support, you have a good...Read More
A lasting recovery from addiction requires a willingness to forgive. Forgiving yourself or others is often difficult and may take repeated attempts, but the benefits of forgiveness include a sense of freedom, confidence, and hope that will help you thrive in sobriety. Not Forgiving Can Cause Harm While in Recovery During your addiction, you may...Read More
When a person is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, following a regular exercise routine is essential. Yet the power of exercising regularly to help maintain sobriety is often underestimated. Exercise has a positive effect physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Here are eight of the numerous benefits of regular exercise for someone in addiction...Read More
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a commitment to yourself that you have to reaffirm every day. The more coping tools and skills you have, the better your chances of maintaining sobriety. One essential skill is mindfulness, which involves being fully immersed, without judgment or anxiety, in each moment. Mindfulness in...Read More
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