How to Start the Conversation With a Loved One About Addiction Recovery
November 2nd, 2022
Addiction and substance abuse recovery is a tough topic to address. If you have a loved one who’s struggling, you may feel stuck or helpless. Moreover, you may feel like the number of people you know who are engaged in substance abuse is increasing.
Sleep and Addiction Recovery: Why Healthy Sleep Patterns Matter
September 20th, 2022
Humans spend nearly one third of our lives sleeping. Our bodies require sufficient amounts of quality sleep for rest and recovery. And perhaps surprisingly, quality sleep is as important to our well-being as food and water.
Dynamics of Healing: Co-Occurring Disorders and How to Address Them
April 30th, 2022
Many people who struggle with addiction also have co-occurring disorders. But what are these mental and emotional disorders and how can they be treated?
Rebuilding and Restoring Your Life in Addiction Recovery
April 7th, 2022
What happens after detox and residential treatment? It starts with rebuilding your life, restoring relationships, and readjusting your perspective.
Exercise and Addiction Recovery: 4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain
March 17th, 2022
There’s a strong connection between brain health and physical exercise. For those in recovery, this connection is even more important for rewiring the brain.
Nature Versus Nurture: Explaining the Link Between Epigenetics and Addiction
Feburary 18th, 2022
While it’s true that addiction and genetics are linked, these patterns aren’t solely determined by genes. Epigenetics shows that one’s environment is also key.
Farm to Table to Healing
January 29th, 2022
A Conversation about Food and the Recovery Process with Chef Sandra Bradley
Dealing with Stress in Recovery: 5 Tips to Building Healthy Stress-Management Skills
December 17th, 2021
5 Tips to Building Healthy Stress-Management Skills
Why Does Longer Treatment Lead to Better Outcomes? Addiction Recovery with Sustainable Results
December 5th, 2021
Many people approach addiction recovery as though it’s a microwave: systematic, straightforward, and—above all else—fast. The “30-day treatment” myth doesn’t help with these misconceptions either.
Neurobiology: How Addiction Works & How We Heal
November 12th, 2021
In decades of the past, many people thought that addiction was purely a choice and that someone with enough strength of will could become sober and stay sober on their own. Those who were not able to become sober were thought to be weaker or not have enough motivation to overcome their addiction.
Healing in Arizona
September 29th, 2021
Starting in a fresh environment can also help shift away from negative thoughts that were associated with the previous environment. Associations are powerful links between feelings, behaviors, environments, and other factors that can cue certain reactions or actions.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
June 24th, 2021
Now known as one of the most popular and effective forms of therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was first developed to treat alcohol addiction in the 1950s and 1960s in the United States.
Equine Assisted Therapy
June 11th, 2021
Introduced in the 1960s in the US, equines were brought into assisted therapy for physical, mental, and emotional healing. The benefits were noted immediately but were not subjected to systematic study until the last few decades.
Community and Healing
June 1st, 2021
Self-isolation is one of the most common tendencies for those in the healing process. Sometimes it’s because of fear of rejection or disapproval, and other times it’s out of a desire to protect those around us from our pain. Many of those in recovery withdraw from their most vital connections—whether it be family, friends, or other groups—when they are most in need their support.
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