Restorations Therapy Blog

The Five Stages of Recovery

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

It can be hard to admit to yourself that you need help, especially when dealing with addiction. Recognizing the warning signs and knowing when to move forward toward recovery is a difficult process. However, understanding the… Read More


Medications That Recovering Addicts Should Not Take

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Recovering addicts make the commitment to stay sober each and every day. Addiction is a chronic disease that could cause recovering addicts to relapse and fall back into old habits. No matter how long you have… Read More


Keeping a Sleep Journal for Better Healing

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Many people recovering from substance abuse bear the constant burden of sleep disorders. In fact, those that are currently in the brace of addiction are five to ten times more likely to suffer from a sleep… Read More


Reclaiming Your Identity

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Addiction can often feel like it takes over a person’s life and identity. Alcohol and drugs begin to seep their way into all facets of that person’s life, both professionally and personally. A large part of… Read More


How to Prepare for the Threat of a Relapse

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

There’s a reason that the addiction recovery process is said to continue far beyond any scheduled treatment appointments or programs. Even when someone has completed inpatient treatment, urges and temptations will present themselves in daily life… Read More


Accountability and Addiction: Several Ways to Foster Accountability While in Recovery

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Accountability is accepting responsibility for one’s actions. In the case of individuals suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs), accountability is a significant value to cultivate to maintain sobriety. Accountability leads one to make wise and responsible… Read More


Negative Vs. Positive Self-Talk

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Self-talk is our inner monologue, our inner voice, and how we talk to ourselves, much like a constant running dialogue inside of our heads. You may not even be aware that you are talking to yourself… Read More


5 Ways to Develop More Self-awareness

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Much of the recovery from a substance use disorder is about increasing your emotional intelligence. While cognitive intelligence is reflected in your ability to do well on tests and in school, emotional intelligence is reflected in… Read More


5 Misconceptions About Meditation and Recovery

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Meditation is now a part of many addiction treatment programs and many therapists use it as part of treatment. For example, dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a therapeutic method first developed to treat borderline personality… Read More


Moving Past Shame While Healing in Recovery

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor, defines shame as: “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.” Shame is a sincerely powerful emotion that can haunt… Read More


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