You Don’t Have to Go It Alone How to Find a Mentor

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone: How to Find a Mentor

One common element of recovery is to have a mentor or sponsor to support and encourage you in your recovery. Organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous include sponsors as a part of their recovery process.

Mentorship involves developing a one-on-one relationship with a person who has struggled with substance abuse and is now in recovery.

How Being Near Water Benefits Your Recovery

By the Sea: How Being Near Water Benefits Your Recovery

Massive amounts of money are spent by people vying to live near the water—and with good reason. Being near water makes us feel good, and this is not just an anecdotal observation. Research is unveiling the neurocognitive effects of being near water. One study showed that, compared to other urban and mountain environments, people tended to perceive an exercise session as shorter than it really was,

How to Pick the Right Sponsor After Treatment

How to Pick the Right Sponsor After Treatment

When someone suffers from addiction, that addiction doesn’t just disappear after they go through treatment. Addiction is a chronic disease, for which the treatment is continual care and engagement in sobriety. One of the ways a person can successfully maintain their recovery is through finding a sponsor after treatment. Although sponsors are most commonly found as part of the 12 Step program,

How to Maintain a Balanced Diet During the Holidays

How to Maintain a Balanced Diet During the Holidays

The holiday season is a joyful time, filled with casual gatherings, formal parties and other social occasions. It’s also one of the toughest times of year to keep your healthy eating plan on track.

Maintaining a balanced diet during the holidays can be challenging, especially when you’re faced with an array of tempting treats at every get-together.

Recovery Outdoors Adventure Therapy for Long-Term Success

Recovery Outdoors: Adventure Therapy for Long-Term Success

Can the key to long-term recovery success be found in a backpack, tent or pair of hiking boots? With adventure therapy, the great outdoors is yours to explore alongside a licensed therapist, helping you to find your inner self along the way.

A Brief History of Adventure Therapy

Adventure therapy has its roots in the 1800s with an early format that involved the use of the natural environment to treat mentally ill patients in Philadelphia.