Simple Strategies Ensure Optimal Health Throughout the Recovery Process

Recovery is complicated.  You’re in the process of revamping your lifestyle, and sometimes things can feel overwhelming.  Thankfully, good health doesn’t need to be a complex part of the situation.  Here are some simple, easy strategies to incorporate into your days so you can feel your best throughout your program.    Overcome the damage In … Continue reading Simple Strategies Ensure Optimal Health Throughout the Recovery Process

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Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job

Employment and Outpatient rehab By Ben Kaneaiakala, Founder, Phoenix Rising Behavioral Believe it or not, over 14 million working Americans have a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This represents about 1 out of every 8 workers is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. Too many of … Continue reading Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job

Understanding The 12 Steps of AA

The Foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Steps of AA make up the foundation of the program and are what members use in order to achieve and maintain sobriety. It is not required that members follow these 12 Steps, but they are encouraged to try and read them as they have helped past members to … Continue reading Understanding The 12 Steps of AA

7 Critical Skills to Learn from Behavioral therapy

What is Behavioral Therapy? Behavioral therapy is a vast subject that describes various forms of solutions to a human mental health issue. It uses different behavioral techniques to understand the environmental impact on individual behaviors. In finding a solution to attitudinal problems, behaviorists believe that every behavior is learned and can be unlearned. As part … Continue reading 7 Critical Skills to Learn from Behavioral therapy

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Support Yourself During Recovery: What You Need to Know During Your Job Search

Balancing your Finances and Sobriety This may be a difficult time of your life, personally and professionally. Finding work after recovery is seldom easy, but have heart. There are ways you can make a living during this time. However, you need to take care of yourself and avoid stress. If you're looking for ways to … Continue reading Support Yourself During Recovery: What You Need to Know During Your Job Search

How You Can Challenge Seasonal Affective Disorder

The winter months can be the darkest, literally and figuratively. Many of us may find ourselves suffering from a season-based form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent and treat it. How SAD Affects Us It's thought that SAD is caused by the seasonal change in … Continue reading How You Can Challenge Seasonal Affective Disorder

Improving Your Well-Being Through Exercise and Fitness

The Importance of Exercise Combined with Recovery Whether it’s due to alcohol or drug abuse, dealing with addiction often seems impossibly difficult. Not only have long-term habits become entrenched in your routine, but your brain also actively craves the chemicals released as a result of the abuse. However, by creating new habits, routines, and neural … Continue reading Improving Your Well-Being Through Exercise and Fitness

The Dangers of Oxycodone

Opioids in America The Opioid Crisis has had harsh effects on the country in recent years. According to White House data, in 2016 more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids, that same year nearly 175 Americans died from a drug overdose every day, with many of those attributed to … Continue reading The Dangers of Oxycodone

Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery

Steps to prepare for rehab If you’ve decided to check into a drug or alcohol recovery program, congratulations - you’ve made a conscious, albeit difficult, decision to get the help you need to turn your life around. It takes courage and faith that things can get better. It also takes some time to prepare for … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Drug Addiction Solutions Include Outpatient Options Even when someone realizes they need to get help for a drug or alcohol problem, the obstacles to actually getting into treatment can seem formidable. One of the widely held misconceptions about addiction rehab is that it involves leaving work and family for an extended period, substantially impacting both … Continue reading Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse