Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse There are many points of view on a relapse.  One school of thought says that relapse may be part of the recovery process. It has also been stated that relapse occurs only when the commitment to being clean and sober is weaker than the desire to use again. Yet others claim that relapse is a symptom of a brain disease called addiction that occurs in some drug users, but not others. Regardless of your perspective, for people suffering from drug addiction, relapse is an event with potentially catastrophic consequences.  Even if one were only clean and sober for a short while, that probably enough to be aware… Read More

Continue Reading
Why Choose A Sober Living Facility?

Why Choose A Sober Living Facility?

Why Choose A Sober Living Facility? While many may be familiar with the detox and initial stage of the recovery treatment process.  A phase which sees people receiving extensive psychotherapy and counseling, participating in group activities and learning important life skills that help form a foundation for achieving lasting recovery, sober living is often less discussed.  A more thorough approach to treatment such as aftercare, sober living, and transitional living may be less familiar to those who have not personally been through the recovery process.  Furthermore, it is important to understand how outpatient programs, sober living and transitional living programs may be of benefit in helping people further their success… Read More

Continue Reading
How Lonliness Can Threaten Sobriety

How Loneliness Can Threaten Sobriety

How Loneliness Can Threaten Sobriety The belief that people need other people is a universally accepted concept. It has become a gold standard in recovery programs: Don’t get too lonely. Non-alcoholic members of the psychiatric profession tend to equate loneliness with boredom. If there is any one thing that must be included in the alcoholic’s life before he can once again become a whole man it is worthwhile activity. This may be Twelfth Step work, vocation, avocation, or anything else. Such activity must be present in order to fulfill his or her existence and eliminate loneliness. We must also consider the loneliness brought about because the newcomer lives alone. But… Read More

Continue Reading
Tips For Maintaining Your Recovery

Tips For Maintaining Your Recovery

Tips For Maintaining Your Recovery Recovery takes action. You can start simply by setting your alarm earlier in the morning, getting up, making your bed. You can do things like clean the house, or something that you’ve put off for some time. Go to a meeting, meet up with friends, maybe you haven’t done that in a while either but remember, recovery takes action.  Also, breathing is important. Recovering from any illness can be difficult, like an injury, so this is definitely the case recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. So please commend yourself for your courage for coming into recovery and just breathe. Connections. Connection provides purpose. Coming into… Read More

Continue Reading
Getting The Best Results From Treatment

Getting The Best Results From Treatment

Getting The Best Results From Treatment An outcome-based, holistic approach to substance abuse recovery treatment begins with the entire person. The focus is a balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being. Oceanside Malibu offers various treatment approaches to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a unique treatment plan designed for healthier, more balanced outcomes in their lives. During the course of recovery, an addict or alcoholic may encounter challenges beyond just dependency on a particular substance. An outcome-based approach may guide a person towards better coping skills, accelerated healing, and a healthier outlook. This approach may also help to improve… Read More

Continue Reading
Achieving Long-Term Recovery

Achieving Long-Term Recovery

Achieving Long-Term Recovery Once abstinent from drugs and alcohol, a recovering person will still have problems and struggles. We still continue to learn about ourselves with each year.  A changed life brings changed issues.  However, the good news is that we are also able to see the things that happen to us with just a tiny bit more perspective.  By the time we reach double-digit recovery most of us have had at least one or two experiences of something we were sure wasn’t supposed to happen.  Nonetheless, we have the experience of finding that these events often turn out to be spiritual lessons, or stepping-stones, to something really wonderful happening… Read More

Continue Reading