Adjusting to a Peaceful Life in Recovery

Adjusting to a Peaceful Life in Recovery Healing from substance use disorder (SUD) involves emotional ups and downs. Some people feel uncomfortable during quiet moments because they have become used to constant emotional drama. Recovery requires finding balance, emotional stability, purpose, and peace within a sober space. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation states, “By practicing mindfulness…

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The Power of Breathwork

The Power of Breathwork The first yoga sutra of the teachings of the ancient Indian sage Patanjali states, “Atha Yoga Anushasanam.” This roughly translates to, “Now the practice of yoga begins.” This same message can be interpolated into recovery life. Every morning can begin by exclaiming, “Now recovery begins!” In recovery, it is good to…

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Crafting Your Recovery

Crafting Your Recovery Recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) involves learning new skills and adapting to overcome challenges. Leisure activities, hobbies, and experiential therapy can help people develop greater self-awareness and satisfaction during the healing process. According to Psychosomatic Medicine, “engaging in multiple types of leisure activities plays a role in buffering the negative psychological…

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Adventure Therapy in the Mountains

Adventure Therapy in the Mountains Spirituality is integral to the recovery process for many people struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). Many aspects of treatment, including the 12-Step philosophy and experiential therapies, provide an opportunity for spiritual healing. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in one program that utilized The…

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