"Practice gratitude" is one of those platitudes that seems like it belongs in script on a wall next to Live, Laugh, Love. And while it may sound a bit "hippie" and spiritual, this valuable practice is strongly encouraged by most therapists and counselors. In particular, individuals are urged to practice gratitude in ... Read More
Life in Recovery
After treatment, many of the guards that were in place are gone and you may find the old factors contributing to your mental state or substance use creeping back. Along with our clinical services and alumni program, we’re dedicated to equipping our patients with the tools to maintain long-term health. In this section, we provide further tips and advice on living your best life in your best health.
5 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude in Recovery
How to Address Your Biggest Fear In Recovery
Fear in Addiction Recovery Is fear of being sober a real thing? As you work through the detox process, you can start to feel the overwhelming frustration and anxiety build around being sober. Post-detox, you may have a wide range of emotions flooding your mind. You're likely also to start feeling the stress build, ... Read More
What Does the Bible Say About Using Marijuana?
In November 2012, Colorado passed the Colorado Marijuana Legalization Amendment, or Amendment 64, legalizing marijuana in the state for everyone aged 21 and over. Since then, most states and Washington DC have moved towards legalizing marijuana by decriminalizing it or allowing recreational or medicinal use. In ... Read More
5 Worst Gifts to Give Someone in Recovery (and What to Give Instead)
If you struggle with finding the perfect gift for someone, you're not alone! For someone in recovery, though, this would be a pretty unthoughtful gift! We've put together a list of some of the most problematic gifts you could give someone in recovery, why you should think twice about them, and some better ... Read More
Singer Robbie Williams Reveals His Mental Health Struggles
Robbie Williams, an icon in the UK, is also famous globally, with more than 70 million records sold. His career shot off to an amazing start at only 16 years old when he became the singer for the boy band Take That. After five years and six chart-topping singles, Williams went on to pursue a highly successful solo ... Read More
6 Mental Health Benefits of Gym Life
When you picture a healthy, well-rounded person who has their life together, you probably imagine someone who works out regularly and sticks to a healthy diet. Common advice when facing depression or a significant life change is to "hit the gym" to improve your mood. But is the culture around gym life healthy? And, is ... Read More
Can I Join the Military after Rehab?
Joining the military opens the door for exploring new areas of the world, cultivating marketable job skills, enjoying long-term job stability and benefits, and obtaining an affordable college education. Due to the high level of responsibility, the military is notoriously selective regarding who's allowed to enlist and ... Read More
How One’s Social Circle Can Impact Their Recovery
Focusing on social circles in recovery is a common exercise, especially in the treatment space. The complex nature of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health conditions makes recovery extremely delicate. Therefore, we have to consider every factor that may impact sobriety — including our friends, families and ... Read More