The Value of Healthy Self-Worth in Recovery

by baladmin | August 14, 2019

The value of healthy self-worth in recovery is crucial. Feelings of worthlessness, self-pity and shame are common feelings to addicts and alcoholics, especially in early recovery. Shame and remorse from past mistakes often haunt their thoughts and reaffirm what addicts and alcoholics believe about themselves:  they have no worth. So how does an alcoholic or addict […]

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Tennessee Alcohol Drug Rehab Treatment: 12 Step Rehab Recovery

by baladmin | June 24, 2019

Tennessee Alcohol Drug Rehab Treatment: 12 Step Rehab Recovery: Recovering from alcohol and drug addiction requires individual courage and the support of those who understand what it takes to begin, and maintain recovery. English Mountain Recovery is a 36-bed residential treatment facility located in the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. Here our professional and dedicated […]

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California Addiction Treatment

by baladmin | April 5, 2018

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in California Alcohol and drug addiction treatment in California is an amazing and unique experience. The Golden State offers the perfect climate and sunshine all year round with a few days here and there of precipitation. Recovery in California for drugs and alcohol is even more unique, because it incorporates […]

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The Brain and Gut Connection with Addiction

by baladmin | February 26, 2016

You have probably heard the expression, “Trust your gut.” At one time or another, we have all had the experience of not trusting and having things go south. What explains this phenomena? Part of it can be understood through vagus nerve which connects the gut lining to the brain. The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) lives […]

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Selecting A Therapist Post-Rehab

by baladmin | February 24, 2016

Many people who complete addiction rehab programs continue their recovery process in therapy. Working with a therapist post-treatment allows one the opportunity to continue combing through triggers and build upon strengths. One benefit of rehab is that a therapist that specializes in chemical addiction and co-occurring disorders is assigned to you. When you return home […]

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Dissociative Disorder and Addiction

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The reason why people abuse drugs and alcohol varies. Currently, quite a bit of research points to trauma leading to chemical dependency. Trauma is a painful experience that shocks the body. This can be neglect from a caregiver as a child, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing a death or engaging in combat. When an individual […]

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One Tip for a Successful I.O.P. Experience

by baladmin | January 2, 2016

Some people refer to recovery as a re-birth. The metamorphous of changing from one thing (an addict) into another (a sober person.) It may be helpful to remember that the birthing process is long and messy. It takes a mother 9 months to grow a baby in her womb and the deed of birthing that […]

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The Time and Place to Say “I’m Sober”

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Whether or not you share with people that you’re sober from drug and alcohol addiction is a personal choice. Some people believe that their recovery is a part of their identity and choose to wear their story on their sleeve. These people candidly joke, “I don’t drink. I am allergic to alcohol. I break out […]

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Holiday Visits to Family: 10 Tools to Stay Sober

by baladmin | December 23, 2015

For some of you this may be your first holiday sober from drugs and alcohol. Though the habits of addiction may be absent seeing old places and faces can be triggering. In addition, there is a learning curve for your family getting acquainted with the new person you are; someone with different values and interests. […]

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A Question to Keep Asking in Recovery

by baladmin | December 21, 2015

As humans we eventually learn that things don’t always go according to plan. As kids we don’t anticipate becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, nor does anyone expect their child to develop addictions. Yet, these difficult things happen to many of us. Part of the process of healing from them is to grieve the loss […]

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