man beating on drum during music therapy at Oceanfront Recovery

Why Music Therapy Can Help You Navigate Recovery Better

Music is part of many people’s lives. People sing, listen to music, or hear it being played all the time in stores, cars, and at home. Music therapy can support people in recovery in myriad ways if they are open to its benefits. Integrative TherapyWhen a person tries integrative therapy using music, they are able…

woman writing down a list of boundaries while in recovery

What Does it Mean to Have Good Boundaries in Recovery?

Relationships can suffer in addiction. Recovery is a space where people learn how to negotiate and navigate the challenges they face. Healing relationships take a lot of work and do not happen overnight. Good boundaries is one place to start, to break away from dysfunctional family and friends that may have toxic implications for your…

man having difficulty with self forgiveness to heal during therapy at Oceanfront Recovery

Why is Self Forgiveness Healing?

There are many emotions that run through a person’s head and body while they are in rehab and recovery. Early on, one of the key components is looking at forgiveness. It is important to learn how to forgive yourself before you can really start to seek forgiveness of others. This may be one of the…

man watching sunset and laughing to heal with laughter therapy

Laughter Therapy Can Help You Heal: 3 Tips to Get Started

Negativity and painful experiences can drain a person’s joy for life. There is nothing that compares to the healing properties of laughter. The more a person has a sense of humor, the easier it is to face the challenges of life and overcome adversity. Laughing is one way to combat negative experiences and feelings in…

man massaging temples as he tries to release shame during recovery

Learn 3 Ways to Release the Grip of Shame On Your Recovery Journey

Guilt and shame go hand-in-hand. When we take time to look at them, we see how closely aligned they are in a person’s heart and mind through life experience. Shame is all about thinking the person is bad because they drink, do drugs, or behave a certain way. Unfortunately, shame can get in the way…

therapist and man talking excitedly about getting back in the game of his life

How to Get Off the Sidelines of Your Life and Get in the Game

People who struggle with getting into the recovery zone after addiction typically struggle with the idea they cannot do what they used to do. Getting caught up in thinking too hard about the past and what it was like can quickly derail positive thinking and behavior in recovery. What you may need is to find…

man praying to a higher purpose

How Do You Uncover a Higher Purpose?

Looking for a higher purpose is almost antithetical to the goal of a higher purpose. It is like looking for something to come find you when it has already been there all along for you to discover. Most of us walk around not understanding or knowing we have more to live for than what we…

men at gym doing a work out in recovery

Why Should I Work Out in Recovery?

Addiction recovery is not easy for people who experience it, nor is it easy for family members and loved ones watching them go through the challenges. One of the ways to keep the mind and body on track in recovery is to work out and exercise. In many ways, fitness can help maximize health benefits.…

man shaking hands with therapist after successful session and learning about CBD oil in recovery

Should I Avoid CBD Oil in Recovery?

CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is all the rage right now. It is becoming more widely accepted in practice throughout the country and used as a substitute in many things, for various ailments. There are some studies that look at the benefits of CBD oil and its effectiveness for various things but questions remain about how…