Being Grateful for Sobriety

When is comes to any type of addiction, those who manage to recover fully have a great deal to be thankful and be grateful for sobriety. Overcoming an addiction means you have escaped a possible death sentence and you have another chance in…

What would you fix if you could go back in time?

I asked the clients to think about: 'What would you fix if you could go back in time?' Some wanted to be there more for those around them and one client said. 'I wish I had never taken that first drug'. Wow! What a POWER group. I'm sure that…
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The Importance of Beating the Relapse Statistics

The relapse statistics for drug and alcohol rehab after a period of recovery shows that around 50 to 90% of people will relapse and carry on with their addiction.  Researchers have revealed that addicts that are not adequately supported during…

Foundation of your Recovery

We looked at 'The foundation of Your Recovery' and 'Recovery Growth'. The Container (in treatment - contained) had to be decorated (Foundation). The growth was, growth of Your Recovery. After Clients completed the exercise. I asked them to…

Resentment letters for Anger Week

Resentment Letters (Anger Week December 2013) Male (M.M) “There are a couple of issues that I would like to get off my chest. I have kept these inside practicing avoidance for fear of your reaction. But I realize now that this has lead to…

What we have gained in recovery

What have lost in Active Addiction. What have gained in Recovery / Treatment and what are you Grateful for?

Changing your situation - 'Dough Session'

Today our session was a 'Dough Session'. Clients were handed play dough and asked to 1st make something that made them happy before their Addiction took over their lives. The clients were then asked to take a 15 min break. Sit back in front…
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The Importance of Time Management When in Recovering

When one first enters a recovery program, they will find that all of a sudden they have a lot more time on their hands, which can lead to boredom and frustration. After being in recovery for a few weeks, you will develop new interests that will…
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How Meditation Can Help You When Recovering From an Addiction

Recovering from an addiction can be extremely tough in the initial stages. If you are seeking peace of mind, positive relationships, increased energy, joy and fulfilment of life, meditation can help you recover much quicker from an addiction.…