What are the Benefits of Equestrian Therapy?

An entire subgroup of therapy has sprouted from an understanding of the potential for emotional growth through human-animal interaction. Equine therapy, which utilizes interactions with horses, has been proven to be effective in helping to treat ADD, anxiety, autism, depression, trauma, and many other behavioral and mental health issues. The therapeutic benefits of horseback riding…

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4 Tips  for Developing Healthy Sleep Patterns

Healthy sleep is crucial in early sobriety. The best thing we can do for ourselves is develop a routine around our sleep cycles, making it easier for us to reap the benefits of our time asleep. Here are four tips to get a better night’s sleep and wake up rested and ready to take on…

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The Necessity of Healthy Sleep Patterns in Early Sobriety

Living in addiction is chaotic, and we rarely care to have a healthy, routine sleep schedule. After so much time spent without a healthy sleep pattern, it can be difficult to develop one in sobriety. Sleep is incredibly important in the recovery healing process. Too much or too little sleep can have devastating effects on…

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Why are Healthy Eating Habits Important in Recovery?

Many men and women in active addiction allow their health to fall by the wayside. We find our lives being driven by drugs and alcohol, and end up caring very little about our own physical health. Proper nutrition and healthy eating habits are rarely considered before sobriety, but we find these to be crucial when…

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How Addictive are Opiates Really?

Opioids are one of the most addictive substances a person can use. The current opioid epidemic is due, in part, to many people who begin using prescription opioid painkillers, but move onto harder drugs like heroin after they develop physical dependence. Their addictive nature comes from their ability to change brain chemistry very quickly, as…

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Four Things to Remember During Treatment

Going to a treatment facility is a frightening prospect. We have made a resolution to rid ourselves of our addiction, but we don’t know what to expect. The effectiveness of our treatment depends largely on our willingness to allow ourselves to be helped and engage in our treatment plan. Here are four things to try…

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What are the Benefits of Experiential Therapy?

Experiential therapy is an alternative to traditional psychoanalytic and behavioral “talk” therapy. It is a therapeutic treatment involving movement, action, and activities. There are many different forms of experiential therapy, such as recreational therapy, equine therapy, wilderness therapy, and adventure therapy. These techniques allow a patient to get address psychological issues through immersion in fun,…

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Overcoming Self-Consciousness in Recovery

Everyone is concerned with their appearance. In active addiction, we are often unable to see the damage we have caused to our looks. It can be quite a blow to finally see ourselves the way that others have seen us. The natural progression of sobriety usually repairs the harm we have done to our appearance.…

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A 12-Step Approach to Atheism in Recovery

12-Step recovery programs focus on spirituality as a tool to achieving sobriety. Newcomers to 12-Step recovery programs often see the word “God” and assume that the program must be religious in nature. While spirituality and a belief in a higher power are necessary to the program, there is a strong distinction between “spiritual” and “religious”.…

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