Helping Women Find Their Potential in Recovery

Helping Women Find Their Potential in Recovery

Helping Women Find Their Potential in Recovery Addiction is a disease that can completely take over your life. This can impact your self-confidence and ability to make healthy decisions. In recovery, it’s crucial to maintain a sense of optimism and understand your potential for long-term sobriety. Spero Recovery strives to do more than assist our…

How Nature Can Impact Recovery

How Nature Can Impact Recovery

How Nature Can Impact Recovery There is something about being outdoors, surrounded by the raw wonder of nature, that can heal many afflictions. Many people with all sorts of mental and physical problems find it beneficial to get outside for a few minutes for some fresh air and natural light. For those suffering from the…

Women and Shame

Women and Shame

Women and Shame Shame and addiction are unfortunately linked for many people, but this is especially true for women. This not only makes it difficult to reach out for help, it can also fuel the addiction by causing women to feel embarrassed or ashamed about reaching out for help, or worse, feeling that they are…

The Most Common Co-Occurring Conditions in Women

The Most Common Co-Occurring Conditions in Women

The Most Common Co-Occurring Conditions in Women The phrase “co-occurring condition” refers to experiencing more than one mental health condition at a time. It is commonly used to refer to the co-existence of substance use disorder (SUD) with a mental health disorder. This phenomenon can be a “chicken and egg” situation in which it’s not…

The Value of Gender-Specific Programs

The Value of Gender-Specific Programs

The Value of Gender-Specific Programs There are many treatment centers out there for people struggling with substance abuse and addiction. There is no one-size-fits-all type of treatment, but many people tend to feel more comfortable with gender-specific treatment. This type of treatment separates patients by gender and is most commonly found in residential living arrangements.…

What Is Mindfulness?

What Is Mindfulness?

What Is Mindfulness? “Mindfulness” refers to a state of awareness and focus on the present. It is used in meditation practices and has a long history of use in therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). As a tool to help people heal from the damaging effects of substance abuse and addiction, mindfulness can be…

The Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs

The Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs

The Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs “Residential treatment” refers to a type of medical and behavioral care that takes place in a private facility. The type of care is similar to inpatient treatment, with the benefit of taking place in an environment where patients can live and treat like home. Aside from the location, residential…

How Substance Use and Addiction Affect the Brain

How Substance Use and Addiction Affect the Brain

How Substance Use and Addiction Affect the Brain Long-term substance abuse can have serious damaging effects on the brain, affecting the communication of neurons with neurotransmitters. Some drugs, such as heroin, essentially mimic the brain’s natural chemicals. This affects the overall communication system between your brain and body. Here we will break down the parts…