What to expect in your first 3 months of recovery

What to expect in your first 3 months of recovery

  For three months your life is going to feel a lot like a rollercoaster full of ups and downs.  There will be times where the ride is awesome and other times there will be fear along with some bumps.  Many going through recovery can get lost if they hit a bump or two, but one setback does not determine …Read More

How Do I Create A Support System In Recovery?

How Do I Create A Support System In Recovery?

  A medic who is dragging people off the battlefield, the guy who looks like a pack mule carrying all the gear, and that other person running around with a radio on his back who always seems to be on the phone.  What do they all have in common?  They are support troops, and without them, battles would be lost. …Read More

Are there benefits to having your pet with you in recovery?

Are there benefits to having your pet with you in recovery?

  People love their pets.  A 2015 Harris poll showed that 95% of pet owners think of their animals as part of the family.  Pet owners have been shown to have lower blood pressure, a lower heart rate, and a lowered risk of heart disease than those who lack the companionship of a fur buddy.  As studies continue showing the …Read More

5 Ways To Sustain Your Recovery Long-term

5 Ways To Sustain Your Recovery Long-term

  Recovery is not a short experiment in life but an ongoing lifestyle. These five practices will sustain your recovery long term in addition to not picking up drugs and alcohol, no matter what. Stay in the middle of the herd: Herd animals have a smart process. Moving in a herd means having the opportunity to get in the middle …Read More