I learned we’re born with this innate happiness and joy and our natural state is to feel peaceful, just be being happy and content with right now. So I thought if this is how we’re born then it only gets covered up by these blocks in our thinking and with what we’re taught when we’re growing up. Once you take that away, you can find yourself, and it’s pretty amazing.
I already knew that a 12-step rehab was not an option. I knew a non-12 step program sounded like it suited me better. I was so relieved when I called, and a live person answered.
One of the most commonly asked questions by those who have a loved one entering drug or alcohol treatment is, “Are they ready?” There is a persistent cultural belief that …
Often addiction is a symptom of a deeper problem. To offer the best treatment option for individuals, their specific issues must be understood and addressed. A cookie cutter approach to addiction treatment just doesn’t work.
Many get sober through 12-step programs. These are self-help programs based on attending meetings that are peer supported and peer lead. Individuals “work” the 12-steps to find sobriety and have a sponsor, someone more advanced in their own recovery, who helps them through the recovery process.
PAWS can feel like a rollercoaster of emotions and symptoms. Being aware that these symptoms may occur can help to be prepared for them. Knowing that they usually don’t last for more than a day or two makes them bearable and less frightening.
Although for many years, AA was believed to be the gold standard for substance abuse treatment, the reality is that AA does not work for everyone. What should you do …
Relapse after substance abuse treatment is common. Unfortunately, some people go to multiple programs investing both time and resources in their quest for sobriety. So often, sobriety, when it is achieved, doesn’t last.
To sum it up, “the body has a very powerful mechanism (self-regulation) that assists us with adapting to new situations and challenges. Even though it does not always choose the best solution to rise to the occasion, the brain has an incredible capacity to learn from experience.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is unlike any other and offers a proven “niche” for those who have struggled with chronic relapse. When you watch the testimonials of past residents, you find that each person’s experience with detox, if needed, and the general entrance into the facility was a pleasant and welcoming transition.
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