How Deep Breathing Can Help Your Recovery

It’s something we do every day and about a half a billion times over the course of our lifetimes – and yet, you likely take it for granted. That’s right: breathing. A

How Indoor Rock Climbing Does Your Recovery Good

Indoor rock climbing is becoming a part of the experiential therapies offered at many addiction treatment centers. This is because many of the lessons learned while scaling the wall can

Ideas for Sober Summer Fun

Summer fun takes on a whole new meaning for those in recovery. This is because extra daylight, long weekends, sunny vacations and backyard barbecues can pose extra challenges. For example, extra

Dangers of Doing an Alcohol Detox Alone

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome and the importance of supervised detox has always been a much talked about topic in the addiction community – and, now, the recent death of “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis,

Why Self-Care Matters for Recovery

Self-care may sound selfish, but it’s actually an essential part of recovery. Taking time to practice self-care can mean taking time to heal physically and mentally. By doing this, you’re

Recovery Activities to Feel Better About You

Working on your self-esteem is an important part of your journey toward sustained recovery. After all, the better you feel about you, the more likely you’ll be motivated to stick with

How Good Nutrition Helps Your Recovery

A healthful diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle – and it’s perhaps the best way for those in recovery to replenish a body that’s been ravished by

How to Let Go of the Guilt of Addiction 

Normal amounts of guilt are perfectly natural and healthy. After all, it would be odd if you didn’t feel guilty for doing something hurtful or harmful to others. On the

Journaling Your Way to Recovery

Keeping a journal or diary is much more than just a way to record your experiences and thoughts. Studies show that journaling is an effective stress relief exercise, and people

5 Tips to Build Self-Esteem

One of the best things you can do to safeguard your sobriety is to work on your self-esteem. After all, the better you feel about yourself and who you are