Monthly Archives: March 2021

When Saying “No” Is a Positive Thing

saying no

“Just Say No” was a hallmark anti-drug campaign conceived during the Reagan administration, encouraging children tempted by illegal narcotics to “just say no.” While some dismissed this approach’s simplicity regarding the complex nature of potential drug abuse, it can apply in many other areas of concern. Saying “no” can have power when applied to multiple […]

Why Documenting Your Recovery Process Can Give You Strength

documenting your recovery

Some who have beaten their addiction to drugs and alcohol maintain that they would like to forget most of what they went through. The drive to focus on their new lives and the future is understandable; however, it is also important to remember some of the details of darker days during the recovery process to […]

Playing Dress-up for Adults

dress-up as an adult

Kids love to play dress-up by donning old clothing from family members or innovative costumes purchased from toy and clothing stores. Did you know that adults can play dress-up, too? Not in the physical sense, but as a therapeutic exercise for learning who they are and who they want to be. The Psychology of Dress-up for […]

What Happens After I Go to Detox?

after detox

Many people struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs have some idea of what happens when they go to a detoxification treatment facility. Ridding the body of toxins accumulated from long periods of alcohol and drug abuse helps a person’s body rebuild into a healthy version. Detoxification also allows for a person to develop […]

Are You in a Toxic Relationship?

toxic relationships

The word toxic means “containing or being poisonous material, especially when capable of causing serious injury or death.” Most people think of “toxic” as relating to chemicals and potential physical harm; however, many relationships can be their own version of “toxic.” If you are involved in a toxic relationship, it can be challenging to co-exist […]

Spring Into the Outdoors Again

getting outdoors

The advent of Spring typically tempts the masses to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather again. Outdoor activities that became difficult or impossible to enjoy when the temperature was frigid now come to mind, prompting many to make plans to get outside. Spring 2021 signals society coming off an entire year of dealing with […]

Tips for Entering Treatment During a Pandemic

treatment during the pandemic

Entering treatment for addiction to alcohol and drugs can feel intimidating to anyone. You have questions about what the facility is like, how your treatment plan will proceed, and what to expect during an average day of treatment. Going somewhere during a pandemic can compound the fear factor, making it imperative that you know how […]

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day Without Alcohol

sober st patricks day

March signals the beginning of spring and one of the most popular holidays of the year. Celebrated every year on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday and has remained a popular day to celebrate Irish heritage and traditions. Unfortunately, it has also become synonymous with being an excuse to drink alcohol […]

The Value of Leaving Town for Treatment

leaving town for treatment

A person who has taken the brave step of seeking treatment for their addiction to drugs or alcohol has an important decision to make first. Choosing where to go for detoxification can be daunting, with many people wanting to limit their choices to something in their hometown. While going out of town or even across […]

How Having a Pet Can Help When You’re in Recovery

how pets can support your recovery

If you ever had a beloved pet, you can point to the benefits of having pets in life. Whether you owned cats, dogs, fish, birds, reptiles, hamsters, or any other animals, you undoubtedly have fond memories of the pleasure they gave you. Some people do not know that pet ownership has benefits that can help […]

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