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?
Besides our day-to-day lives, the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on addiction treatment. Here are the top ways COVID-19 is changing recovery.
Experiential therapy for addiction is an increasingly popular form of treatment offered at drug rehabs. But why is it so effective for treating addiction?
When you decide to get help for any form of drug and substance addiction it means that you are willing to begin your road to recovery. This is a very big and recommendable step. When choosing the best way to go about recovery, there are certain factors you need to put into consideration like who […]
Experiential therapy is a technique that uses expressive activities or tools, such as props, arts and crafts, guided imagery, role-playing, or music, to re-experience or reenact emotional situations from current and past relationships. When focused on activities, the patients begin to identify emotions that can be associated with self-esteem and disappointment. With a trained therapist, […]
Every year, lots of our addiction treatment clients go home to see their families over the holidays. This visit might even be the first time visiting home since you started treatment. If it is, then congratulations! If you’re going home during the holidays, it’s because your therapist and sponsor have faith in you. That’s a […]
What is Experiential Therapy? As its name suggests, experiential therapy involves actions, movements, and activities rather than the more traditional “talk therapy.” Developed in the 1970s, experiential therapy is a therapeutic approach that encourages clients to identify and address deep rooted issues and traumas through activities such as guided imagery, role-play, and a range of […]
Alcoholism and addiction does not discriminate. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health(NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal-opportunity disease, women are affected differently than men. The disease of alcoholism is a progressive […]
In the United States, it is estimated that 23 million people need treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, yet only 11% actually receive the treatment they need. So when is it necessary to seek treatment and what does that look like?You don’t need to be physically addicted to a substance to need rehab. If substance […]
Horticultural therapy relieves anxiety- one of the underlying causes of alcoholism and addiction. At Sea Change Recovery we use therapeutic gardens to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. Gardening reduces stress and calms the nerves. It reduces cortisol which is the hormone related to the stress response. After years of lying, cheating, stealing […]