Many of us have our cell phones with us all day long, some of us sit in front of computers all day, and all of us interact with technology regularly. We can get distracted by all of the digital activity going on, but we can also use technology to our [...]
Contrary action is a bit of buzzword in early recovery. You may have heard it in twelve-step meetings, from your counselor, or a friend may has mentioned the term. To take contrary action means to do something you may not necessarily want to do. In fact, it’s often the case [...]
Early Recovery can seem a lot like a diet. Although there are a few things you’re allowed to have, there seems to be many more in which you’re not allowed to indulge without feeling guilty. It isn’t easy to give up a lifestyle you’ve grown accustomed to in exchange for [...]
Many of us in recovery know that it is important to have some tools when you feel like relapsing. Especially in the first year of sobriety many people need to have things in place so that they have healthy ways to cope with cravings for drugs or alcohol. I remember [...]
The 9 Phase Continuum of Care When I was in treatment I heard a lot about the continuum of care but no one ever outlined for me exactly what it was or what it would look like for addiction treatment. In this post I outline what the normal continuum of [...]
The decision to attend a drug or alcohol detox program is the very first step of the addiction treatment and recovery process. Detoxification centers provide medical stabilization which can then be followed with the treatment and rehabilitation at a addiction treatment center. Alcohol and other drug detoxification programs provide the [...]
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