December 2015 - Alcohol Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

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Drug Addiction Recovery and the Reverse New Year’s Resolution

With the New Year quickly approaching, if you are in drug addiction recovery you may be thinking of which resolutions or goals to work towards for 2016. While most people are searching for ways to lose that last 10 pounds or plotting how to quit drinking or using for good, we’ve discovered a more surefire way to achieve your goals while in recovery; the reverse resolution. Though it sounds more than a little backwards, it…

3 Tips to Celebrate the New Year After Residential Drug Rehab

New Year’s Eve is a day associated with partying, drinking and ringing in the New Year in an exciting fashion but for those who are fresh out of residential drug rehab, trying to stay sober may prove difficult. There are a large amount of activities involving drugs or alcohol on this night, but with a strong will, and some good friends you can get by just fine, and enjoy the night. 1. Choose Your Friends…

How to Achieve Your Recovery Goals

Recovery goals are an important, and necessary part of the recovery process. During recovery treatment, goals help in keeping addicts in line with their program, as well as it gives them something to aim for, and work towards.  To aid in reaching a fulfilling life of sobriety, people participating in rehab should use recovery goals to guide them through the process. Recovery Goals Help to Point us in the Right Direction As stated, recovery goals…

How to Manage Holiday Stress in Recovery

It’s that time of year: the holiday season. The days are much shorter, the nights are colder, and as December progresses, the holiday stress begins to set in. You’ve got gifts to buy, wrap, and give – not to mention you have to spend time with family and be mindful of your recovery. As adults, we all get stressed – it is completely natural. However, for those who have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction,…

Sober Spotlight: Chris Bailey Talks Connection in Recovery Pt. 2

When Chris Bailey realized he was done with meth and ready to start his path toward recovery, he didn’t know that it would mean walking over 2700 miles from Los Angeles to New York. He didn’t know that what he would accomplish would touch the lives of thousands across America, and he had no idea the impact it would have on him and his recovery. RELATED: Sober Spotlight: Chris Bailey Talks From Addiction to Recovery…

Clean Corner: Holiday Postcards DIY for National Write to a Friend Month

We talked about the benefits of everyday gratitude earlier this month and sending a handmade card during the holidays can be a simple way to implement a daily gratitude practice. Since it’s National Write to a Friend Month, we looked to some of our favorite bloggers to find you the best free printable cards to surprise your friends and loved ones. Because handwritten notes are so much more personal, we came up with some ways…

Sober Spotlight: Chris Bailey Talks From Addiction to Recovery Part 1

When most people are in addiction recovery, they have this new-found sense of purpose. An energy surge, if you will, and they are just ready to take on life to its fullest extent. Whether you feel motivated to take care of everyday things or to try something that you’ve never done before, this new energy means something different to each person in recovery. For Chris Bailey, it meant taking a walk; across the country. After…

The Benefits of Everyday Gratitude in Recovery

We think it’s great to have a holiday weekend dedicated to the idea of being thankful, but there are so many benefits of everyday gratitude in recovery that we can’t just do it one day a year. Though we immediately associate gratitude with Thanksgiving and thus the month of November, an attitude of gratitude is something that can be applied all year long. Here are some benefits of having a daily gratitude practice and some…

Spreading Awareness and Education: Heroin at Home in Ohio

Recoveryas.com is proud to announce the airing of 3 – 30 second long commercial spots to be aired on WBNS-10TV, Monday, November 30th at 10PM EST.  The commercials will be airing during “Heroin at Home,” an hour-long special that will document the increased heroin use in rural areas across the United States, with Ohio being the epicenter.  The state now averages 23 heroin related deaths each week, increasing the drug overdoses by over 400% in…

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