Learning how to love yourself in spite of your addiction can be difficult, but it can greatly enhance your treatment and addiction recovery processes.
Thomas awoke in a ditch around 7 a.m. with the sun bearing down on his face, ready for breakfast. He was already sunburnt. From his position near the eastern edge of the woods, he knew he must be [...]
As human beings, we all like to feel good. It’s simply in our nature. That’s why a big hug after a bad day can feel so nice, and why nuzzling a puppy can make us melt. Even common, natural, and [...]
In 1983, Sandi Gostin, was sentenced to a year in prison for embezzling money from her employer to support her addiction. 1 Unlike most prisoners convicted of addiction-related crimes, Gostin [...]
Battling addiction is exceptionally difficult--but using music therapy in conjunction with various other treatment modalities can be extremely beneficial.
When I was five, my Mom came home from the hospital with a little baby boy (I suppose that technically I was four, but my birthday was close enough, and I was proud of my ‘almost-5’ status). She [...]
Maintaining your emotional health is tough enough as it is–but for someone who has looked addiction right in the face, it can be an even harder task. You have sprinted through the gamut of [...]
We’ve all been there. There is too much going on in our lives: we just started a new job, moved into a new apartment, and experienced a death in the family all in the same month, and the stress [...]
‘There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.’ No one knows who first spoke those words, but millions of us know it is true. When I press my face against [...]
Let’s face it: eating healthy is difficult. Sugar, fat, and other indulgences are, quite simply, delicious. Most of the time, foods and treats of this nature are cheaper and much easier to come [...]
A woman sits at her piano, practicing a five-finger exercise. For two hours a day, she practices the exercise over and over, her finger movements growing sharper, more precise and fluid. Another [...]
In an interview with Alta Mira, Sarah Allen Benton discusses the role of A.A. in treatment for alcoholics, and the dangers that go along with moderation.