Posts in Sobriety
Helpful Tips for Holding an Intervention

There are still many misconceptions about people with addiction, which often serves as a barrier to them getting the help they need. It is not surprising then that many individuals in rehab centers committed to treatment only after the intervention of their friends and family. An intervention is a planned event designed to show an addicted loved one that their problems with substance abuse have affected others.

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The Importance of Self-Care During Recovery

One of the most important achievements in rehab is replacing negative bad habits with new, healthy ones. As part of this process, it is often essential for people to turn their backs on people or places where they may have been enabled to continue with substance abuse before rehab. One of the key things a person in recovery needs to keep foremost in their minds is the state of their physical and mental health.

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Summer Activities to Help You Have Fun during Recovery

When a person has worked hard in rehab to overcome an addiction, they can often feel left out from social occasions. This can be because they equate having a good time with taking drugs or using alcohol which makes it hard for them to accept that you can have fun and remain sober. To help avoid this, let's take a look at some activities that aren’t centered on alcohol that can boost a person’s recovery efforts through the summer months.

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Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction

Despite our better understanding of addiction as a disease, there is still a considerable amount of stigma surrounding the issue, whether perceived or otherwise. Indeed, many people in desperate need of addiction treatment fear taking the first step for fear of being judged harshly by others. Even if this is not the case, the prospect of coming clean on substance abuse can paralyze many from reaching out for help at all.

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Understanding the Five Stages of Recovery

Overcoming substance abuse is a process that takes time. How long a person’s recovery journey is depends on their individual needs and circumstances. Addiction develops over a period of time and there is no overnight cure. Here we take a look at the five stages a person experiences as they heal from substance abuse in recovery.

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How to Talk To Your Kids about Your Addiction

It is exceptionally difficult for some people to face the challenge of telling their children about past drug or alcohol abuse. That said, it is also important to recognize that very often children are negatively influenced by a parent who has dealt with substance abuse in the past. It is not uncommon for children of addicted parents to go on to develop substance abuse issues of their own.

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Helpful Tips to Enjoy a Sober Summer

Enjoying the summer isn’t always easy for people in recovery from addiction. Leaving the sanctity of a rehab center to get involved in summer activities like barbecues, beach days, pool parties and summer weddings can be challenging. Here we look at some ways to help you navigate any hurdles you may face in recovery during the summer months.

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Avoiding Temptations at the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is here again and while it is something many people look forward to, if you are in recovery, staying sober in the holiday season in the face of temptation could be something to dread. There are ways to prepare so that you can relax and enjoy yourself. A little forward planning can make all the difference, and we here at Capo Canyon Recovery want to offer some tips to help you get through the event.

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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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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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How to Handle Holiday Dinners after Detox

People who have struggled with addiction issues and have completed detox treatment at a rehab center still have some challenges to face when they return home. Detox is the medical process where someone who has become addicted to drugs or alcohol ceases to use so as to rid the body of all the associated toxins that have built up over time. Leaving the comforts and control of a place like Capo Canyon Recovery can be a scary idea, but a necessary one to fully integrate back into a normal life.

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The Connection Between Winter and Mental Health

There is a scientifically proven connection between the shorter days and longer nights of the winter months and mental health disorders, with more people reporting symptoms towards the end of the year than at any other time. But what is it that makes us more susceptible to mental health issues at winter time?

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How Stress Affects Addiction Recovery

It is important to remember that despite seeking drug and alcohol treatment, it doesn’t guarantee you a life of sobriety.  Living with addiction becomes habitual to sufferers and represents a comfort zone they are reluctant to leave, but once committed to rehab and recovery; these issues can seem less overwhelming.

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Take the Giant Leap from Detox to Sobriety

The very first step in your journey to recovery from addiction can be scary, but once you have decided to take back control of your life, you can lean on others to help you achieve your goals. For many recovering addicts, the main worry is not knowing how the withdrawal phase will affect you and whether you’ll have the strength to pass through any unpleasant barriers to free yourself from addiction. 

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Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Sobriety after detoxing can be challenging at times when you are first going through it, but if you also throw in the holidays, there are a plethora of new challenges in terms of parties, families, and friends. Your sobriety and the work you did during detox are fragile, and to protect your life you’ve got to protect yourself in these situations. Here are some simple tips to keep you focused on your health and wellness during the holiday season: 

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