Restorations Therapy Blog

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

 

Losing Support From Loved Ones

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Recovery is an incredibly courageous journey, and you simply can’t continue on without people around you to support you. As human beings, we fundamentally rely on social interactions because we crave social connections and feeling as… Read More

 

Why Sobriety Is Worth It

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

There’s no doubt about it, getting and staying sober can sometimes feel awkward and new. But the flip side to that is the incredible feeling that comes with knowing you’re not making choices today that you’ll… Read More

 

Sobriety Support Groups

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous is a successful fellowship that implements the 12 steps to ensure you fix the problems you caused as a result of addiction and to seek treatment. But, Alcoholics Anonymous may not work for everyone…. Read More

 

How Being on Jury Duty Can Be Traumatizing For Survivors

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Anyone who is registered to vote or has a driver’s license can get called to jury duty where you go to court and help make the decision about whether the one on trial is guilty or… Read More

 

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