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The Need for Self-Expression

A look at the various ways addiction can impact modes of self-expression. Recovery helps us realize how important creativity and expression truly are.  Our struggles with addiction and mental health issues can cause us to stifle parts of ourselves that were once integral to our lives. We suppress certain qualities or interests out of painRead More

Conscious Enlightenment and Recovery

Exploring some of the deep energetic possibilities that exist after we embrace sobriety. When we raise our consciousness, get to know ourselves and the universe, and remain open, the possibilities are endless.  The farther into our healing journey we go, the more we realize that recovery opens us up to deep and meaningful self-exploration thatRead More

What is the Minnesota Model of Addiction Recovery?

While each treatment program has a different and unique approach to addiction recovery, there are specific models that have become well-known standards for addiction treatment, the “Minnesota” is one that is known for being quite effective in helping people recover from addiction and reclaim their lives. Abstinence  The Minnesota model, also commonly referred to asRead More

Cries for Help

If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Crying out for help can look very different, depending upon the person and circumstance. Here’s why it’s so important to listen. In recovery, many of us have a hard time verbalizing that we need help. We might not evenRead More

Why We Resist Programs Like Al-Anon 

Sometimes as the loved ones of people struggling with addiction, we might feel hesitant to join a support group of our own such as Al-Anon. We might feel resistance to any kind of healing work that pertains to us. This can happen for a number of reasons, and given that we experience a great dealRead More