Protect Your Gray Space: Rethinking Your Recovery Goals

You finished substance addiction treatment — congratulations! Before you completed treatment, you created a port-treatment plan. The confidence you feel is strengthening your resolve to maintain your sobriety. Nothing can stop you from living a sober life.   Having an after-treatment plan is excellent, but do you have a plan for the unexpected? Recovery isn’t […]

Helping to Forgive Without an Apology

Forgiving someone is about healing. Many would find comfort if they could forget hurtful actions perpetrated on others, but instead, they must live with the consequences. Without forgiveness, a person is left to realize that their deed is a mark their victim may never erase. Thus, despite apologies and promises to right the wrong, the […]

The Importance of Expressive Art Therapy in Recovery

Expressive art therapy can be a powerful tool to help someone through the addiction recovery process. Creating art, or simply observing it, can bring many people healing, discovery, self-expression, and joy. This form of self-expression allows people to discover and communicate their emotions that can often be too painful or difficult to verbalize directly. This […]

Lampshading in Recovery as a Defense Mechanism

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Conversations are a large part of the recovery process. Whether someone is addressing others in their support group or are speaking one-on-one with a professional, observing the language that is used is critical in identifying underlying factors that may […]

Effectively Inviting Conversation in Group Therapy

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Group therapy is a very influential part of the recovery process. It is a safe space where someone learns that they are not alone in their struggles with a number of like-minded people who are willing to share in […]

Addiction Recovery Ranges Across All Fronts

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Recovery isn’t just one thing, nor does it happen in just one place. In order to effectively address someone’s addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is important to address all of the fronts that may have been affected in […]