What is the Role of Spirituality in Recovery?

Though widely seen as a clinical solution to addiction, recovery often has a strong spiritual element. But what is the role of spirituality in recovery?

6 Tips for People Who Have Trouble Meditating

Some people may find it difficult to practice useful meditation techniques. Substance abuse, anxiety, and depression are a few issues which can negatively affect someone’s state of mind and [...]

Finding the Pause Button: Using Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

“When in doubt we can always pause, saying, ‘Not my will, but Thine, be done.’ As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.” This is an [...]

Get The Mind Ready to Heal

Could your own thinking be keeping you from getting well?  Anyone ever tell you that you’re “too smart for your own good?”  The brain is the most powerful organ in the body, but many people [...]

Feel Your Creative Energy

The great fear of so many artists who get sober is that sobriety will ruin their imagination or creativity.  Art takes so many forms including music, photography, writing and even film.  Many of [...]

Ride the Wave

Mindfulness is a huge part of recovery.  In fact, one of the twelve steps teaches recovering addicts and alcoholics that prayer and meditation must be practiced in order to treat their disease.  [...]

Bored to Death

For most people, boredom is a passing, nearly trivial feeling that lifts as soon as their number is called, their chore is completed, or their train arrives. But, boredom has a darker side: [...]

Survival Mode

For hundreds of thousands of years prior to the advent of modern agriculture, humans lived as hunter-gatherers, traveling in small bands of thirty or forty people. They survived by hunting wild [...]

Music Soothes the Savage Beast*

Imagine that you’re a newborn in an intensive care unit. Maybe you were born prematurely, or you didn’t get enough oxygen during the delivery. Everything around you is chaos. It’s as if you were [...]

Better Than Dope: Natural Highs

Why does pleasure exist? It’s the carrot dangled by the body to get us to do the things we need in order to survive and prosper. It’s what helps us reach survival goals and reproduce. But [...]

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