Finding Joy in the Little Things

When someone has been through detox and rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, they can sometimes feel overwhelmed at the prospect of returning home. During treatment, people learn a lot about themselves and they are prepared for sobriety with the support of therapists. There are plenty of techniques that can be used in recovery to enable a smooth and comfortable transition from rehab to recovery.

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Cutting Toxic People Out of Your Life and Recovery

When someone has been struggling with addiction issues, they will generally have become distanced from loved ones and more interested in new people associated with their substance abuse. This can not only lead to damage to close personal relationships but also to someone fighting addiction being “enabled” to continue.

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The Importance of Healthy Eating

People who have been using alcohol or drugs for a while usually develop bad eating habits. Although this doesn’t sound too bad, if a person doesn’t get good nutrition for prolonged periods of time it can be seriously damaging to their health. Here we take a closer look at the benefits of good nutrition and where you can get those nutrients from in your daily diet, and how a stay at Capo Canyon Recovery can help jump start your healthy eating.

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Apps to Aid in Addiction Recovery

We live in a day and age that is dominated by smartphones, with apps available covering most aspects of daily life from organizing an Uber or ordering from Deliveroo. The world of addiction is no different and there are now some extremely useful – and often free - apps that can be significantly beneficial to someone in recovery after leaving rehab.

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The Importance of Journaling in Recovery

When someone is recovering after treatment for addiction, keeping a journal can be an effective tool to keep them healthy. In fact, many people working in the addiction field believe journaling to be the cheapest form of therapy and a catalyst for positive change.

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Cultivating Healthy Habits in Sobriety

Fighting addiction takes a lot of physical and mental strength and so it can significantly improve chances of a sustained recovery to cultivate healthy habits. Many people aren’t sure of how to take the first step towards improving their health and so it’s always worth devising a plan or strategy which outlines goals for you to achieve

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Why Addressing Anxiety is Pivotal for Recovery

Depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses are often associated with drug addiction and alcoholism. Either someone has turned to substances to ease the distressing symptoms of the mental health condition or they have developed the symptoms as a result. In both cases, these patients are known as “dual diagnosis”. 

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The Importance of Creating a Sleep Routine in Recovery

When someone is in rehab treatment for addiction, they will have to make many changes in their lives, most of which are extremely positive. Individuals who have been addicted to substances tend to find it difficult to sleep, despite sometimes feeling exhausted and this is one of the illnesses side effects.

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Opioid Addiction: Hard to Treat but Possible to Overcome

Opioid addiction has become such a significant issue in the US that it is being referred to as an epidemic. In 2017 more than 64,000 Americans lost their lives after taking fatal doses of opioids and this figure is rising. The opioid crisis has quietly developed over the years as rising numbers of people are prescribed opiate-based meds to treat conditions causing chronic pain.

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Why Holistic Detox Positively Changes your Course of Treatment

Everyone has an individual journey when it comes to addiction and so it’s natural that everyone responds to treatment in different ways. The approach that may be successful for one patient may not be as effective in another, which is why it’s crucial that a personalized addiction treatment plan is devised for each patient.

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Healing the Hurt: How to Repair Relationships During and After Rehab

When a person is in the grip of an addiction, relationships are bound to be affected. Being at the mercy of any addictive substance will bring about erratic behavior and alter a person’s personality and emotions. This will impact family members, spouses, partners, parents, children and friends and these relationships may break down as a result.

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The Stages of Behavioral Change in Recovery

The motivation to change is the most important aspect in the prospect of successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction but change of any kind can be uncomfortable and stressful. This is where psychologists have worked hard to develop models of change which are used in the field of addiction treatment and by understanding this process a structured approach to behavioral change can be put into practice and the right help given at each stage.

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How Co-Dependency Hinders Addiction Recovery

Dependency can be reliance on a substance, activity or person where an individual treats something or someone as more important than themselves. When thoughts, emotions and activities are focused on a relationship to the extent that an individual loses a healthy sense of themselves, this is called co-dependency and it can be as destructive as any addiction.

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New Year, New You: Making the Change at New Year

It’s a New Year and an ideal time to make positive changes. During the holiday season, many people overindulge in lots of ways and once the New Year starts the need to take action becomes a common goal. Some people may want to give up smoking and take up jogging while others may set a goal of giving up snack foods and replacing them with healthier alternatives.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries with Others in Recovery

From birth we begin to develop physical, mental, and emotional boundaries. How we learn to take care of ourselves and interact with others effects how we deal with life’s challenges as we mature. A lack of healthy boundaries is a common feature of the life of someone in the grip of an addiction.

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