Relapse is common with addictions. It can be difficult at the beginning of the year to be able to maintain a relapse prevention plan. There are signs that can alert you to know if you need to seek help and get addiction treatment. Signs of Relapse First, social isolation is common as thoughts of using [...] Read More
Food can be comforting, nurturing, and a way to celebrate holidays and events. For those who struggle with a food addiction, the holidays can be a source of all-consuming food that may be compulsive and uncontrollable. Food addiction is often defined as out-of-control behaviors and habitual thoughts with food . Individuals may try to control [...] Read More
Contributed by Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Timberline Knolls Residential Center The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, especially those who are recovering from alcoholism. If someone you love is early in recovery, you may be uncertain of ways to support their recovery from alcoholism during the holidays. How to Support a Loved One [...] Read More
“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering all of them in her heart” -Luke 2:19 When was the last time you busted out a journal or a diary (for you ladies) and wrote down your thoughts, feelings, emotions, deepest dreams and fears in a place that was sacred? According to many studies people who [...] Read More
Broken expectations can often lead to disappointments. It seems that the holiday season does a doozy on all of us every year despite our best efforts. We come into mid-November with clear-cut convictions that “This Year will be different” and by December 26th we are lonely, depressed and wondering, “where did everything go wrong?”. With [...] Read More
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