Encouraging Change in Addiction Treatment

Encouraging Change in Addiction Treatment

It’s truly a beautiful feeling when we open ourselves up to vulnerability and change, but encouraging change in addiction treatment can be more difficult. It takes courage to actively choose and approach our goals, to seek and accept help for addiction and mental health struggles. But sometimes this isn’t our journey; sometimes we’re watching our…

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

If any good thing has arisen from the collective trauma that we are all experiencing through the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent prevention methods, it is a spotlight on just how much we need each other especially when it comes to addiction treatment and beyond. Throughout the last six months, our ability to adapt to…

woman using leadership tools in recovery

Leadership Tools in Recovery

Leadership tools in recovery involve calling on your strengths to find productive ways to regulate your behavior. Some clients come to Recovery Ranch in Tennessee fully equipped with knowledge of the 12 step therapy program and years of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous under their belt. However, to get the most out of recovery, you…

For Lessons in Recovery, Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Therapists who treat addiction and co-occurring mental conditions have many weapons in their arsenal: psychotherapy, 12-step strategies, experiential exercises, education, medications and perhaps one more: Mother Nature. In a novel experiment, researchers at Stanford University in California randomly assigned 38 people to take a 90-minute walk in either a natural or urban setting, then assessed…