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Addiction Advice

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

Spending Time In Nature Is Good For Recovery and Treatment

August 4, 2017 in Addiction Advice

With stress and anxiety playing a critical role in addiction, rehab specialists are discovering that spending time in nature is a great therapy tool for treatment and long term recovery. Read more

How to Respond to Negative Criticism about Recovery

August 2, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Going through the rehab process for an addiction is a difficult journey, but well worth the effort. Learn how to respond to negative criticism about recovery to keep you motivated. Read more

3 Reasons You Won’t Admit You Have a Problem With Alcohol

August 1, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Alcoholism is a pervasive condition that allows us to fool ourselves into believing we have everything under control but these 3 reasons may explain why you won't admit you have a serious problem with alcohol. Read more

Protecting Your Mental Health During Difficult News

July 31, 2017 in Addiction Advice

It can be quite difficult to maintain sobriety and protect your mental health during times of stress or upon receiving difficult news, but it is important to learn ways to minimize the negative impact of bad news. Read more

How To Make Recovery Your First Priority

July 27, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Recovery should be the most important focus of your day after achieving sobriety through addiction treatment, so here's how to make recovery your first priority. Read more

The Problem of Spiritual Bypassing When Spirituality is Part of Recovery

July 26, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Recovery is both mental and spiritual in nature, as one must commit fully to the life change of sober living, however the problem of spiritual bypassing means cutting out one of the most fundamental parts of recovery. Read more

Spirituality Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

July 25, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The role of spirituality in addiction recovery is central to many 12 step programs and treatment methodologies, but the concept of a higher power varies from person to person. Read more

7 Tips for Mindful Eating

July 25, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Eating is a primary function for health and wellness, especially in recovery from substance abuse, so these 7 tips for mindful eating are intended to help you make the most of your meal time. Read more

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