Hobbies to Try in 2021

2020 was a year of unprecedented changes. From social distancing to quarantining, COVID-19 certainly made the past 365 into a year no one is going to forget any time soon. In particular, so many individuals saw their in-office workspaces become work-from-home environments. In fact, 2020 was unprecedented in its ability to isolate friends, family members,…

man working out in gym

The addiction recovery process can often feel like a marathon without a finish line. There’s no definitive timetable for recovery: throughout the small victories and the temporary setbacks, it’s important to surround yourself with loved ones who can support you without imposing any sort of deadline or end date. In fact, although setting a hopeful…

man meditates by pool

Many people in recovery will attest to how helpful yoga has been for them. Yoga can help a person deal with underlying issues related to their substance use disorder, like anxiety and depression. It can also help them address symptoms of their substance use disorder, like cravings and triggers. Additionally, yoga provides a way of…

Eating healthy in early recovery can be a challenge. Living in active addiction can cause a person to lose sight of what a healthy, well-balanced diet looks like. If you are in early recovery, you may find yourself craving sugars, carbs, caffeine and other things that are not necessarily good for your body. In sober…

man and dog sitting on top of hill

For many people in recovery, boredom is a core relapse trigger. As a result, learning to have sober fun is incredibly important if a person wants to be able to sustain their recovery. For some people, it’s difficult to imagine having fun without drugs or alcohol for a variety of reasons.  Some people are so…

Man dunking basketball

Addiction often leaves suffers feeling powerless and isolated, making it vital to develop a social support network early on in recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a social network that provides love, hope, friendship, and support is central to successful recovery. Sober team sports can expand your social support network,…

man on a hike

When entering a treatment facility, most individuals expect to be introduced to treatments like medical detox, cognitive behavioral therapy, or group counseling, but may not expect a variety of alternative treatment options. Increasingly, high-quality addiction treatment centers are incorporating holistic living activities and alternative treatments for addiction due to the strong evidence that the treatments…

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The therapy experience in treatment can bring about far-reaching changes that improve your physical and mental health as well as overall quality of life. Behavioral therapies are an important foundation of addiction treatment, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. High quality addiction treatment programs utilize a variety of therapies to facilitate whole-person healing.…

Outdoor Festival

People recovering from substance addiction must always be mindful of things that could trigger relapse. During and even long after addiction therapy, people may still feel vulnerable and may require support as they continue to make life changes. The addiction recovery process is intensive, but it doesn’t mean that individuals can’t have fun or enjoy…

man lifting weights

When substance abuse leads to addiction, your physical and mental health is immediately at risk.1 A large part of the recovery process is repairing the damage to your health and creating a routine that allows you stay healthy. One of the best ways to do this is to start an exercise program.2 Physical exercise has…