Monthly Archives: February 2015

Is Outpatient Treatment Enough?

February 23rd, 2015|

Did you know that you can fully recover from your addiction with Intensive Outpatient Programs? With Intensive Outpatient Programs, you may not have to take time away from your job or your schooling to get the help you need. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) can work for you if you do not need a medically supervised detox.  For the person who has had residential treatment, it is the perfect solution for the support you will need as you return to your daily routine.  If you have never been in residential treatment, but would like the benefits

How Beliefs Influence Addiction

February 12th, 2015|

How much power does a belief have over our behavior?  Can what you are believing actually influence whether or not you will become an addict? When we are young, we begin to form beliefs based on the world as we see it.  Our culture helps us in deciding what is acceptable or unacceptable, important or unimportant, right or wrong, workable or unworkable. We then set out to create our world around an internalized belief of how life should work.  Personality traits that lead to addictive behaviors originate in deep inner beliefs. The “American Dream” has produced

Practicing Forgiveness

February 6th, 2015|

Forgiveness is a concept that can bring about a great deal of confusion.  The idea of being able to find a way to let go of the pain that you may have suffered goes against our natural instincts of fight or flight. Forgiving Yourself When faced with a challenging task like recovery, it isn't surprising that we might find ourselves indulging in feelings of guilt and shame.  Pushing aside unpleasant feelings are fined tuned practices of an addicted person. Guilt and shame are totally useless emotions that must go if you are to heal.  It