Restorations Therapy Blog

The Pink Cloud in Early Recovery: Potential Dangers

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Early recovery can be a time of uncertainty, excitement, and many other feelings. You will experience several highs and lows as you adjust to your new life away from drugs and alcohol and learn to find… Read More

 

Dangers of Dating in Early Recovery

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Wanting to find love and stability in a chaotic time in your life is normal — you may believe it can help calm things down. However, dating can often lead to many problems, such as breakups,… Read More

 

How to Trust Your Instincts in Recovery

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Understandably, you may not want to trust your gut instinct in early recovery, given it has led you down a dark path in the past. You may only want to take advice from professionals and those… Read More

 

EMDR for Addiction: What is DeTUR?

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been used to treat individuals struggling with addiction for years. However, a more specific approach known as Desensitizing Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR) has been developed to treat addiction… Read More

 

Five Ways Your Life Changes When You Spend 30 Days Sober From Alcohol

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Whether you are in recovery already or considering it, it is essential to recognize the benefits sobriety has for you. A great way to do this is to examine the changes in your life when you… Read More

 

How to Cope with Cravings in Addiction Recovery

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

Cravings are a common part of the recovery process when healing from drug or alcohol addiction. These can be intense and may even lead to relapse. Knowing how to cope with and resist cravings will help… Read More

 

Staying Sober During the Holidays

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

For those recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, the holidays can be an uncertain time that leads to anxiety surrounding maintaining sobriety. These feelings may be due to the holidays being associated with alcohol consumption as… Read More

 

What Does Sex Addiction Look Like?

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Despite popular belief, sex addiction is a lot more common than society would have you believe. According to a publication in the Current Pharmaceutical Design journal in 2014, which provided the most recent statistics available, 3-6%… Read More

 

The Effects of Alcoholism on Marriage

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Alcoholism can be hard to spot in today’s society, as drinking is a common activity at social events. New couples may not have drinking issues at the beginning of a marriage. However, after spending many years… Read More

 

What Not to Do to When Helping an Addicted Loved One

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

When you see someone you love damaging their life with the darkness of addiction, it is only natural to want to help drag them out of the hole. However, not knowing how to properly help the… Read More

 

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