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

Best Ways to Feed a Sugar Craving in Early Recovery (Cookies are a Sometimes Food)

Best Ways to Feed a Sugar Craving in Early Recovery (Cookies are a Sometimes Food)

You know how it is.  You walk into a group meeting session and there, almost glowing, is the table filled with cookies, donuts, mints, and coffee.  For a very brief moment you resist, followed by attempting to hold a conversation without launching projectile chocolate chips from your mouth.  Sugar seems harmless especially when you compare it to the real substance …Read More

Benefits of Working with an Individual Therapist

Benefits of Working with an Individual Therapist

Many treatment centers are staffed with psychologists and therapists who desire to help a person’s treatment be successful.  Group therapy is awesome because it incorporates challenges from your peers.  Unfortunately, group therapy does not fulfill all of the needs a person has to sustain the longevity of recovery.  Individual therapy can fill that gap with these benefits. Unique Treatment Plan …Read More