Art Therapy: Benefits to Addiction Recovery

There are many things that can help someone in their recovery from an addiction. Art therapy is one of those things. Many studies have shown that art therapy is a great way to build emotional resilience, promote change, build self-awareness, and much more. If you are in recovery from an addiction and are going to alcohol rehab or drug rehab, you should know that art therapy can help you a great deal. Building Emotional Resilience with Art Therapy One of…...
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How to Keep Up with Your Recovery While Taking Trips

Do you take trips often? Maybe you just want to take one or two trips a year? How are you going to keep up with your recovery while taking trips? If you have gone through an alcohol rehab or drug rehab program, this may be something that is on your mind. You can't just up and leave your life behind without any worry at all. The good news is there are ways you can keep up with your recovery while…...
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Years of Sobriety: Now What?

Many people who are years into sobriety will relapse. Why do you think this is? Well, there are many reasons. Some people believe they can drink again after they have been sober for a long time. Others stop working on their recovery, so they relapse. Some people in recovery will hit an obstacle and slip into a relapse. These are just some of the reasons people relapse years into sobriety. If you want to stay sober for the long haul,…...
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Get Your Motivation Back Today

During recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you must keep yourself motivated. When you stop having the motivation to go to addiction recovery meetings, get up in the morning, meet up with your sponsor, or do other recovery activities, that is when things start going downhill. That is when you risk of relapsing skyrockets. You must do something about your lack of motivation. It is essential that you find a way to motivate yourself and get back up…...
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Step 12: Carrying the Message to Other Alcoholics

When you attend and alcohol rehab or after you go home from rehab, you may read and learn about the 12 Steps. While you work through these steps, there are many things you can learn. There are many tools you can bring into your life as well. When you reach Step 12, you will learn that carrying the message to other alcoholics is one of the best things you can do. You are helping them, helping yourself, and staying committed…...
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What Do You Get from Telling Someone Else Your Story?

When you are working through an alcohol rehab or addiction recovery program, there are some things you will be working on. One of the things you will be doing is telling someone else your story. This is especially true when you are working on a 12 Step addiction recovery program. Many recovering alcoholics have avoided telling other their story. They have kept their inventory to themselves and ended up relapsing. If you want a better chance at avoiding a relapse,…...
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What Happens After Taking Your Personal Inventory?

Chapter 6 of the Big Books says it perfectly, "Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path." This is just the beginning. Taking your personal inventory is a fantastic step. However, there is more to it than that. You must keep moving forward if you are going to succeed in your recovering lifestyle. Just…...
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Learning the Truth About Yourself in Addiction Recovery

When you get into recovery from an alcohol addiction, you will go through a process of discovering yourself. According to Chapter 5 of the Big Book, "If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being said you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself." This is very much the truth in itself. When you admit to having an addiction and start working the…...
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Magnolia Ranch Recovery and TRICARE East

Magnolia Ranch Recovery is privileged to announce that we are now In-Network with TRICARE East. We are strong supporters of our military. We value our veterans, military personnel, and their families.  Magnolia Ranch Recovery has a long history working with clients who suffer from PTSD and Trauma. This is why it is such a natural fit that we provide services to military beneficiaries. When asked about going In-Network with TRICARE East, Founder Peter Dacchille stated “Our service members and their families…...
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What Do We Learn By Taking A Personal Inventory?

When we are in recovery from an addiction, during and after an alcohol rehab stay, we learn many things. According to Chapter 5 of the Big Book, it states "We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people..." This is just one of the many things we can see as we work on recovery from an addiction. If you are in recovery, you will realize…...
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