Restorations Therapy Blog

How Do I Help a Loved One Who’s Relapsed?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

When a loved one journeys through recovery, it may like all of their hard work has finally paid off. You may see your loved one with this new sense of confidence and euphoria and feel as… Read More


The Cycle of Abuse Explained

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Being the victim of domestic abuse can feel isolating, scary, and helpless. Because each relationship differs, it can be challenging to identify.  It is important to note that domestic abuse occurs in a cycle, and recognizing… Read More


The Long-Term Effects of Binge Drinking

Monday, October 11th, 2021

In the past, “going on a binge” referred to multiple days of excessive drinking or using. However, in recent years, the definition of binge drinking has changed. The NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking alcohol that… Read More


Caring for Yourself, Especially When in Therapy

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

We’ve all had people tell us to “have a good day” or “take care” of ourselves, but it has become so commonplace that it’s more often than not an expression taken for granted. Nonetheless, we all… Read More


Understanding the Differences Between Self-Respect and Selfishness

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

There comes a time in all our lives when someone asks us to do something, and we have to say “no.” Maybe we have a conflict and can’t do it, maybe we don’t have time to… Read More


Admitting You Need Help Is Not a Weakness

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Years ago, the act of admitting that you were seeing a therapist or telling others that you were in a 12-Step program was often considered a sign of weakness. There was also a certain amount of… Read More


The Benefits of a 12-Step Program

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Many 12-Step programs have been around for decades and have a proven history of success. One of the oldest 12-Step programs is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but not everyone who needs a 12-Step program has problems with… Read More


The Importance of Nutrition When in Therapy

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

We know that nutrition and proper diet are important for good physical health, but it’s important for your emotional and mental health, as well.  Imagine a person who is very overweight and also suffers from chronic… Read More


Finding the Right Sponsor When Entering a 12-Step Program

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

A critical aspect of having a successful recovery is finding the right sponsor. Whether you’re new to a 12-step program or you’ve been in one for a while but need to find a different sponsor, it’s… Read More


Living With a Mental Illness

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Millions of Americans either face the reality of living with a mental illness every day or deal with a family member or friend facing such a situation. Millions more may have a mental illness and not… Read More


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