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What Role Does Grief Play in Addiction Recovery?

What Role Does Grief Play in Addiction Recovery?

Giving up drugs and alcohol can feel akin to losing a way of life. Clients in addiction recovery often go through a grieving process that can be challenging to work through. Family members may also face severe stress and anxiety in having to reorient household...

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Meeting the Needs of Women in Recovery

Meeting the Needs of Women in Recovery

Women attending rehabilitation programs for substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring conditions have distinct issues that therapists need to address during therapy. Women in coed programs benefit from gender-specific therapy sessions focusing on the issues they...

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Are You Pretending to Heal in Addiction Recovery?

Are You Pretending to Heal in Addiction Recovery?

Although positivity is often seen as a trait worth developing, toxic positivity is not authentic. Individuals in outpatient programs may be faking their commitment to their treatment plan and progress. This can have negative outcomes for the individual's long-term...

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Why Gratitude Heals in Recovery

Why Gratitude Heals in Recovery

Practicing gratitude in recovery has become a common topic when it comes to recovery. Even though it seems like something you should do, it is not always the first thing you may want to spend your free time doing. It can also be difficult to know how to express and...

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How Do “Hands-On” Therapies Help Addiction?

How Do “Hands-On” Therapies Help Addiction?

Learning and growing through personal experience is a process that taps into a person's intuition and subconscious. While moving through physical space, a person can process painful thoughts and emotions more deeply and effectively. Experiential therapies are a unique...

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Setting Boundaries With Family 101

Setting Boundaries With Family 101

Your family members are typically individuals who care for you and love you no matter what. Due to this unconditional love, they do all they can to help you along your recovery journey. While this is admirable and appreciated, sometimes it is not the most helpful for...

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Could You Be Thwarting Your Success?

Could You Be Thwarting Your Success?

Self-sabotaging behaviors like substance abuse can limit the goals a person can achieve in life. They may have personal or professional aspirations that cannot be realized until they identify and remove the barriers that have been holding them back. These issues often...

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The Healing Power of Yoga in Recovery

The Healing Power of Yoga in Recovery

Practicing yoga as a form of self-care has become increasingly popular in the United States, specifically for those in recovery. Although, many individuals who are not in recovery can gain many benefits from practicing yoga as well. The numerous benefits of yoga can...

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