Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

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  • Skill-Building Activities for Mental Health and Addiction
    March 13, 2019
    “Recovery is non-linear, characterized by continual growth and improved functioning that may involve setbacks.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Steps to Recovery Recovery takes time, a community, and will involve many different steps for each person. In recovery, a setback may be inevitable. However, a setback is...
  • How the Outdoors Benefit your Mental Health
    March 1, 2019
    It is important for every person to take care of their mental health, no matter who they are. Most people understand that being outdoors is good for them. When adding an active lifestyle to that, you are taking important steps to improve your physical and mental health. While research...
  • How Water is used in Adventure Therapy
    February 22, 2019
    Water is Essential to Life Leonardo da Vinci said, “Water is the driving force in nature.” Time spent in any type of natural setting can be healing and spending time around water can benefit your physical and mental health in ways of which you may not even be aware....
  • Men’s Only Rehab: Building Brotherhood in Recovery from Addiction
    September 13, 2018
    Reflections Recovery’s addiction treatment program for men has an added benefit – that many other addiction treatment programs – do not have; guests of our program build bonds between each other in their recovery, and form a brotherhood that lasts well beyond treatment and into long term recovery and...
  • Work Separation Anxiety and Not Receiving Addiction Treatment for Fear of Missing Work
    September 5, 2018
    Ask yourself this, “Do I fear calling in sick or taking vacation time? Do I worry that my tasks will pile up and fall behind while I’m gone? Or that others will try to do them and mess them up? Or that my boss will get impatient or look...
  • Yoga for Back Pain and Chronic Pain Management
    August 3, 2018
    Yoga is well-known for its meditative qualities and is highly encouraged for those who wish to improve their flexibility and balance. However, the less obvious benefits associated with yoga are plentiful; for example, it may be used to treat bad posture as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety or...
  • Nicotine Addiction in Combination with Drug and Alcohol Dependence
    July 23, 2018
    It is quite common for someone who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol to also be addicted to nicotine. Addiction is a constant struggle to keep a comfortable amount of a certain chemical in your bloodstream, and nicotine – especially when smoking cigarettes – is a perfect example of...
  • Signs You’re Living with a Functional Drug Addict
    June 29, 2018
    Addicts are generally depicted as people who have turned to illegal substances and have hit rock-bottom. They have been stereotyped as individuals who come from dysfunctional households, earn meager income, and are school dropouts. Addicts are usually assumed to be violent and angry people who are either high or...
  • Best Books on Addiction Recovery to Help You in Early Sobriety
    June 25, 2018
    Even in a primarily digital age, books still hold a lot of power. The power of books can help you to look deeply into yourself and recognize traits that are holding you back or can give you ideas on how and what to change about yourself to achieve desired...
  • Getting Off Suboxone: Do I Need Addiction Treatment and Detox?
    June 9, 2018
    If you have struggled with opiate addiction, you may have begun a medically assisted detox program that utilizes Suboxone to minimize withdrawal symptoms. While this method can benefit those who begin the program with a taper down program. However, many people begin a treatment program that simply replaces the...