Will my WHOLE Life be Recovery?

Will my WHOLE Life be Recovery?

If you’ve finally decided to enter treatment for your addiction, congratulations! With treatment, you will soon learn how to live without the use of drugs, alcohol, and compulsive behaviors. In a short time, you’ll find that you’re no longer a sick and suffering addict, but a person who is learning to get well – and stay well. Early in our …Read More

Why are New Relationships Discouraged for the First Year in Recovery?

Why are New Relationships Discouraged for the First Year in Recovery?

Relationships in early recovery can be riddled with difficulties. If we’re already in a committed relationship when we begin our recovery, we often find trust and forgiveness to be particularly challenging. A healthy relationship requires honesty, compromise, and work. When addiction is part of the equation, the difficulties increase exponentially – but with effort and commitment on the part of …Read More

What Do You Do at Night in Rehab?

What Do You Do at Night in Rehab?

If you’re about to enter rehab to treat your addiction, congratulations! Vast numbers of people who’ve been in your shoes can attest to the life-changing power of an inpatient rehab stay. You will have long, full days that begin fairly early in the morning, filled with a large variety of programs, activities, recreation, and therapy related to overcoming your specific …Read More

How Much Time Should I Meditate for it to be Effective?

How Much Time Should I Meditate for it to be Effective?

The benefits of meditation are well established, both scientifically and anecdotally. Whether it’s mindfulness meditation, Taoist or Zen meditation, or transcendental meditation, those who practice it daily report lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, and greater feelings of peace and serenity. Meditation improves concentration and mental clarity – and who can’t use more of that? How often, and how …Read More