Recovery

Claire Pinelli LADC, CCS, ICAADC, MCAP

August 16, 2022

Change Your Environment, A Critical Strategy in Overcoming Addiction

It’s been understood for some time that individuals newly in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction should not re-enter the same environments they were in when they were abusing substances. While this has always been a common sense view, there is new scientific research to provide evidence-based confirmation for why recovering addicts must seek new environments.

Claire Pinelli LADC, CCS, ICAADC, MCAP

May 22, 2023

Recovery Is a Lifelong Journey. New Research Shows it Should be Treated as Such.

A 2022 study revealed that there is measurable success in assisting recovering alcohol addicts to look at recovery from the perspective that it is a lifetime activity. Conversely, addicts who seek to get better lose out to some degree when they view recovery as a sudden change in their behavior that requires one intervention and can then be mostly forgotten about afterward.

Karen

August 18, 2022

Sober Does Not Mean Boring

Boredom is a dangerous condition for a person determined to stay sober. It's smart for anyone in recovery to know the best ways to prevent themselves from feeling bored. The payoff is not only sobriety but often includes achievement of personal goals, attainment of greater skills, and the chance to help others.