You Don’t Have to Hit “Rock Bottom” to Want to Recover

We often hear people talk about addiction of any kind as having to burn itself out by the addict reaching “rock bottom.” While that can be true – some people do need to arrive at a place where it is no longer sustainable for them to continue on the path they are on – it …

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Don’t Apologize for Staying Away from People Who Enabled You

Recovery is not a destination; it is a way of life. Remaining in recovery requires you to make not just immediate changes to your life, like avoiding alcohol and drugs and getting physically healthy, but to make long-term changes to your life. What do those long-term changes look like? It depends on the person, but …

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4 Ways Nature Helps with Addiction Recovery

Feeling the sunshine fall across your shoulders can be a wonderful feeling, but if you have just fought your way back from the brink of addiction, possibly spending time in jail or the hospital or homeless on the streets, there can be sweet bliss in reconnecting with nature as a part of your recovery process. …

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Sustaining Recovery After Treatment

Whether you completed a 30-, 60-, or 90-day inpatient rehab with Wasatch Crest, the path to recovery continues long after you leave the inpatient program. In fact, most of the work of recovery will continue for weeks, months, and even years afterward. Addiction is a disease, and it is something that is always with you. …

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Addiction and Recovery: Forgiving Yourself

As a drug or alcohol addict in recovery, you have already overcome so much. You have fought through some of the worst emotional and physical pain of your life and you are on the road to sobriety. Along that road, you may have to face many things, but one of the most difficult can be …

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Navigating the Holidays without Relapsing

The holidays can be challenging for the newly sober addict. Everywhere you turn, there are parties and family gatherings at which alcohol is served, and there may be people in your life who either don’t know you are in recovery and offer you a drink and others who don’t value you the way they should …

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Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment

When a member of a family is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, it affects the entire family unit. While there may be only one “identified patient”, the entire family unit is an active participant in some way. Whether the person struggling is the husband or wife, the father or mother, the daughter or son …

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Benefits of Relapse Prevention Strategies

In the substance abuse world, the word “relapse” is used regularly. While there are different definitions of “relapse” depending on the modality of intervention you abide by, it all ultimately means the same thing: you are close to or already have started using your substance again. By having a strong relapse prevention plan in place, …

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Why Do I Keep Relapsing?

The idea of sobriety sounds both challenging and relieving. The challenge can come from the overwhelming feeling of stopping a behavior that has been so consistent in your life up until now. The relief can come from releasing the obsession with substances and the benefits and growth you can see in health, interpersonal relationships, work …

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