worry for naught

Worry for Naught

The act of worrying is truly an uncomfortably useless thing most all of us do at some point or another. If you think about it, worry gets us nowhere and does nothing to comfort our fears. In recovery, we learn to trust in something greater than ourselves. With this trust, we come to believe that no matter what happens, we …Read More

medical detox

What is Medical Detox?

A person with low blood sugar or diabetes cannot function long without eating regularly or taking insulin shots.  Without the regulation of their diseases they can suffer major complications.  The same is true for some addiction dependent individuals.  Using drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time changes the natural chemical balances in the body.  The body has become …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