Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise across the country and while many have heard of it, some may not know how to start yoga. Learning more about the benefits that yoga can offer you may be all the push you need to seek out a yoga class and get started. Yoga is a great exercise for many problems and there is increasing evidence that yoga can be a helpful form of treatment for those in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction.
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation doesn’t end the day you step out of your inpatient facility. For most people, the path of sobriety is a never-ending road that is with them their whole lives. Urges and cravings pop up and pass now and again and it is important in those moments to remember the reasons you got sober in the first place.
If you are experiencing physical or emotional abuse, do not hesitate to reach out the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which provides 24/7 support for any type of domestic abuse and can be reached at 1-800-799-7233
Emotional abuse and substance use disorders can have a complex and co-occurring relationship. For example, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, roughly 40-60% of domestic violence cases are suspected to be caused by or exacerbated by the presence of substances and substance abuse.
For many in recovery from addiction, the process is about more than simply losing an addiction. It is usually about regaining happiness and enjoyment of life. After all, most of us want to be happy, and recovery offers individuals the chance to stop killing themselves with substances to start living a life of freedom. Recovery isn’t easy, but regaining your sanity, your sobriety, and your serenity will bring untold happiness if you have been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for long enough.
Addiction recovery quotes can give you the strength to persevere through the darkest stages of addiction. While attending meetings, going to individual and group therapy, and enrolling in an inpatient recovery facility are useful steps for getting sober, maintaining motivation is the most important part of your recovery journey. It's all about the mindset. Get inspired by these 101 Addiction Recovery Quotes.
Facing your addiction can be a hard thing to do, and during treatment it may feel like you are going through your path to recovery alone. However, understanding that there are many before you and with you currently who have felt similar can be helpful. Music can be a form of therapy as it can help you reflect on your own life through someone else’s art. Many famous musicians have gone through their own problems with substance abuse and a lot of them write about their experiences.
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” - Paul Boese
Forgiveness is difficult. For those of us who love an addict, it can seem like we’re always forgiving them for past indiscretions with no end in sight. And for those who are addicts, the feelings of self-loathing and shame feel like impossible obstacles to overcome, hence why it becomes easier to continue using.
The world of comedy is often associated with drinking, drugs, and debauchery. Many comedians perform in nightclubs where drinking is not only encouraged, but even required. For comedy lovers who wish to remain sober, it can be difficult to attend stand up shows due to the atmosphere, though there are plenty of non-sober comedians who don’t rely on alcohol or drugs to get a laugh. Here are 5 Stand up comedians who have been on the sober wagon for years now.
October 10, 2018 is being celebrated as World Mental Health Day. The goal of WMHD is is to raise awareness about mental health issues around the globe and to encourage support of mental health services. Every year, the World Health Organization designates WMHD with a specific theme.
Residential treatment, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization are three forms of treatment for recovering addicts to successfully attain sobriety and learn methods and tools for building long-term sobriety. While in treatment, they will experience multiple forms of therapy with addiction counselors and clinically trained therapists that will ultimately form the foundation for continued success in recovery. At Landmark Recovery, we utilize only evidence-based and research-backed practices that are integral to patient success.