Why are Support Systems Important for Recovery?
We’ve got answers to your questions about support systems: What are they? Do they help? How can you be an effective support system for someone in recovery?
7 Recovering Celebrities
Fame comes with a high level of stress, and many celebrities have turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with the lifestyle. It is not uncommon to hear that a star has checked into rehab. Most recently, Wendy Williams, the talk show host checked into a sober house. Her struggle with addiction is an open […]
A Guide to Sobriety for Women
Be Ready for the Journey The pathway to recovery from addiction is a difficult journey. The key to Women’s Recovery is preparing for that journey ahead of time and being ready for the obstacles along the way. This encompasses everything from the small things like being away of how recovery will change your diet to […]
How Jiu-Jitsu Can Aid Trauma Recovery
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a Therapy Looking at martial arts, those who have experience in the area of martial arts know that there are basically two different forms of martial arts, at least in combative. There is striking and there is grappling. Striking is the more commonly known position, we meet force with force. Striking is […]
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 extraordinary sentence. In active addiction, we are impulsive rash and reckless. We never think or plan ahead; […]
Get The Mind Ready to Heal In Los Angeles
Could your own thinking be keeping you from getting well? Perhaps you know you need to meditate but can’t get your mind to slow down? 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 either forget this or don’t […]
10 Tips to Get Through the Holiday Season Sober
Coming home for he holidays sober for the first time can be a difficult experience. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – or so it may seem. The holidays bring together family and distant relatives along with a whole host of other stress factors that can leave you feeling anxious, insecure, resentful or […]