Making the Conscious Choice to Heal

When we are ready to do the work it takes to recover, the first and most important step we must take is making the conscious choice to heal. During our struggles with addiction and mental illness, we very often weren’t mindful of our behaviors, our tendencies, and our patterns. We weren’t conscious of our actions […]

Art Therapy and Healing

Art therapy, along with Experiential Therapy and Recreational Therapy, provides an alternative to traditional talk-therapy and uses creative expression to help patients heal from deeply rooted mental and emotional pain. Talk-therapy, or psychotherapy, can be difficult for some patients, especially those who have a hard time expressing themselves verbally. Many of us who have suffered […]

The Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Many treatment centers are now including Experiential Therapy (ET) in their addiction recovery programs, and there are many benefits to this particular kind of therapy. What exactly is ET, and how can it help us? ET, which is sometimes referred to as Occupational Therapy or Recreational Therapy, refers to various kinds of therapy and therapeutic […]

Do I Need Help for a Gambling Addiction?

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.” Many people enjoy playing slot machines at the casino, buying lottery tickets, and betting on their favorite […]

What You Can Expect in Treatment

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is a huge step in recovery. It can be scary to ask for help for a substance use disorder or addiction. Knowing what to expect in treatment before you go can prevent additional stress and anxiety. Recovery is hard work and a life-long process. Each facility […]

Can The Family Heal After A Loved One’s Addiction?

A family needs a lot of time to heal after a loved one’s addiction. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects all aspects of a person’s life. Addiction leads to financial problems, physical and mental health issues, job loss, and broken relationships. Regaining trust and rebuilding relationships with family will take some time. If […]

Does Medication Assisted Detox Help Manage Withdrawals?

When a person who is battling addiction stops using drugs or alcohol, he or she can experience agonizing withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms can be so painful and uncomfortable that the individual uses drugs or alcohol just to get relief. Before a person enters treatment, all toxic substances must be removed from their body. At intake, medical […]

The Deadly Effects Of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol affects a person’s health physically, mentally, and emotionally and can lead to early death. The brain controls the way a person thinks, feels, moves, and walks. When a person drinks alcohol, the brain’s neurotransmitters release dopamine, which gives him or her euphoric and pleasurable feelings. The brain becomes dependant on alcohol to function, which […]

Why Get Sober?

Addiction is complicated and recovery can seem out of reach for a person struggling with it. Recovery is a life-long process and you will face many challenges and obstacles in your journey to sobriety. When a person is addicted, personal relationships with loved ones are compromised and fall apart. Addiction can result in job loss […]

Holistic Addiction Therapy

Treatment for addiction can be tailored to your individual needs. The length and type of treatment depend on the severity and duration of the drug or alcohol addiction, the type of drug used, and mental health. Holistic addiction therapy is effective in treating addiction and focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Holistic therapy […]