COVID-19 is causing havoc everywhere, but if you have an addiction or you love someone who does, this is a really scary situation. Here is why. No sugarcoating: Addicts who get COVID-19 are at greater risk for complications and death. As stated in an article by the National Institute on
“The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of
It is the middle of January already! And how are your recovery resolutions holding up? We read a lot about how most people have already given up on their good intentions a.k.a. resolutions by the middle of January. So, we think now is a good time to revisit this whole
What is Detoxing? What is detox? Many individuals coming to treatment need to detox prior to attending treatment. Quite simply, it may be because they are unable to stop using in any manner unless they are in a structured environment. Treatment Centres (ours is no exception) require individuals to be
Anxiety and depression are the bad buddies of addiction. In recovery, we look for healthy ways to reduce anxiety and build resilience, without turning to false solutions like alcohol and drugs. Getting sober and living well in recovery means finding true solutions and making good choices every day. Take
How to Communicate to Heal, Not Hurt: Passive Aggressive Communication is Common in Addiction FINE. Whatever. These are phrases common in passive aggressive communication, which is the most covert and misleading form of negative communication. Communication in addiction is often passive aggressive; it is a way to control and deceptively
“Addiction does not negotiate” This is a quote from Eric Clapton, and it couldn’t be more true! It’s amazing how many addicts, alcoholics, whatever terminology you wish, attempts to negotiate with addiction, and every single time they lose, outright. Period. It’s impossible to negotiate with something that doesn’t negotiate back.