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Why Family Boundaries Matter to Staying Healthy

Addiction can take hold of people and make them different than loved ones remember. Families are impacted by the addiction more than others because they spend the most time with the person. More often than not, a person with addiction can create negative influence and harm people’s lives due to addiction. Boundaries are one way…

man self reflecting during on-on-one therapy

Why is Self Reflection Important in Recovery?

The whole idea of self reflection in recovery is focused on the idea that when we reflect on our lives with addiction at the fore, we see things differently. From this lens in recovery, we start to see where things went wrong, how our mindset shaped certain behaviors, and why we got ourselves into trouble…

man making his bed as part of a recovery routine

Why Making Your Bed Can Change Your Recovery Routine

Getting a full night’s sleep should be on everyone’s docket to achieve every single time they lay their head down. That is not the case for many whose schedule does not allow for it and for whom the full night’s rest is simply impossible due to many reasons. However you may look at it, there…

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Stay Committed to Personal Change in Recovery with These Tips

Personal change can be a journey of discovery. What it takes to sustain it for the long haul is another story. Without first deciding to make change, nothing will happen. Following that is implementing the change necessary. If you really want to change, you must first know what you want and where you are going.…

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You Can Have the Last Laugh in Recovery: Why Humor is Key

Active addiction is nothing to laugh about. It can be a detrimental thing for people to experience which has lasting impact on their lives. Life cannot be taken too seriously, but addiction is very serious for people whose lives have been ruined by drugs or alcohol. Having a sense of humor can help people navigate…

teen girl sitting with parents in family therapy

Why Family Therapy Can Build Up Your Recovery

Family therapy is only one component of a healthy recovery program for some people. It may not be for everyone, but it is a means of incorporating loved ones into a process that supports their healing as well as that of the loved one. Enabling behaviors and other challenges of working in a family system…

man getting support from therapist that relapse is not the end of recovery

Relapse is Not the End of Your Recovery Story: Here’s Why

When people hear the word relapse, they think that means the end of recovery. Some other words that might pop into a person’s head are failure, shame, regret, and other negative connotations which are only slightly true and relevant. Words have a way of harming people when they get stuck in their head and are…

therapist presenting the 5 things you should do after rehab to group session

What Are the 5 Things I Should Do After Rehab?

Drug treatment programs are designed as a gateway to another world. This world includes recovery and a new life waiting on the other side. It may feel like a foreign world with a new language and new way of living, but it is part of the journey of recovery. It can be a tenuous time,…

new rehab group member sitting angrily with therapist

These 3 Signs May Mean It’s Time for Rehab

When a person accepts the challenge of attending rehab, they likely have hit the bottom. They may have also grown tired of the addiction road and are ready to travel onward to recovery. Addiction is very tiring and people who make the decision for rehab have to be ready to admit the need for help…

intensive outpatient treatment group participating in therapy at Oceanfront Recovery

What Can I Expect from Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

People who are in recovery typically spend a lot of time doing similar things to their peers. Recovery groups and therapy take up most of the time early on to try and help the person adjust to the new normal. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) focuses on letting a person attend most of the therapy groups…