technology

Using Technology to Help Your Sobriety

When we begin recovery, either at a treatment center, in therapy, or in a 12-step program, the first thing we typically hear is, “Start reading.” Often, we’re handed a book, or stack of books. You remember books, right? They’re those things fondly known as, “The dead tree Internet.” Turns out, all the recovery literature you need is available without killing …Read More

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Anything Can be Therapy When You Make it Therapeutic

When we enter recovery for our addiction or compulsive behavior, we typically receive therapy as part of our treatment. The one-on-one time we spend with our therapist, as well as our peers in group therapy, is invaluable in improving our relationships with other people. We soon come to find, however, that therapy isn’t the only avenue for changing our attitude. …Read More

tolerance to opiates

Tolerance to Opiates is a Sign of Trouble

Opiate pain pills are a miracle of modern medicine.  When used as prescribed they can help manage chronic pain, ease suffering, and help an individual’s medical recovery become more manageable. There is also a dark side to opiates.  Opiates can quickly become dangerous when a person exceeds their prescribed dose.  They do so in order to have the same effects. …Read More

Thoughts in group therapy

Thoughts You’ve Only Had if You’ve Been in Group Therapy for Weeks on End

Most who enter a treatment program for their addiction have a good idea about how long their treatment may last.  While it is only a good idea to leave a treatment program when advised, most want graduation to happen quickly.  All things are generally novel when you first begin any treatment program including group therapy.  Group therapy can elicit many …Read More