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Staying Sober and Having Fun: Yep, It’s Possible!

When friends are texting and calling, trying to get you to go out to the bar, it can be hard to stick to your sobriety goals. It’s important to have ideas for fun sober activities so that you can enjoy your social life while still sticking to your recovery plan. At Recovery Ranch TN, we …

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Gardening Helps Women in Addiction Recovery Grow Strong

In Vernon Hills, Illinois, outside of Chicago, women in treatment for addiction are gardening to support their recovery. It’s a simple idea, but one that has a lasting impact and that helps these former addicts feel a sense of purpose, to get exercise and to resist the urges to use again. It’s an idea that …

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Working Your Way Back to God

Addicts seeking recovery often choose Christian rehab centers because they know that getting well and living free of the bondage of addiction is about more than quitting the abuse of a substance or a destructive behavior. It is about coming to know God, understanding His grace, feeling His presence and experiencing His healing power—the same …

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Mandatory Smoking Abstinence Improves Substance Treatment Outcomes

Cigarette use is quite common among people who have diagnosable problems with alcohol, drug or medication intake. Unfortunately, many people continue to smoke after entering substance treatment and continue to experience the potentially fatal health complications associated with cigarette intake. In a study published in December 2014 in The American Journal on Addictions, researchers from …

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Stop Enabling and Start Helping the Addict in Your Life

Being an enabler of an addict means supporting the addiction rather than the addict. You might think that you’re helping the person you love, but you’re really just helping him remain an addict and avoid making positive changes. Chief enablers in families are the ones who are doing the most damage, even when they mean …

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Addiction Recovery and Geographical Cures: Escapism Isn’t the Solution

Considering a geographical move isn’t an uncommon strategy for those of us who are in recovery for addiction problems. Many of us experience the urge to pull up roots and start over in a new neighborhood, a new city, a new state or maybe even a new country. We feel sure that all we need …

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Pros and Cons of Organization

Most people see organization as a good thing. However, new studies suggest there might be a downside to zealous compartmentalization. So how organized should you be? It may be helpful to take a look at the pros and cons of organization.

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