A Case for Exercise for Recovery

By: Kristin Fisher Exercise may not be your favorite thing to do.  Too often, it might be the last thing you want to think about when you’re trying to maintain your sobriety. But the truth is that regular workouts, or any kind of physical activity, can be an integral...

Monitoring Your Child’s Phone

By Debbi Taylor One of the most important roles you take as a parent is keeping your child safe. In this day and age technology is one of the leading causes of trouble for teens. If you suspect your child is addicted to a smartphone it is your responsibility to take...

How to Handle a Depression Relapse

By Debbi Taylor A depression relapse is something that many addicts face along the road to recovery. If you relapse you need to have the mindset that you can get back to where you were when you first started to get well.  Remember this: you are human, and relapse DOES...

Compulsive Gambling and the Agony of Defeat

Are you able to watch a ballgame these days and not have any money on it? There are many ex-gamblers in recovery who can now enjoy watching a great game and not have to worry about beating the spread, coin toss or whatever people bet on these days. But, if you are an...

Relapse Warning Signs

Warning signs of relapse are crucial factors to learn while in treatment and if you learn them you will prevent another trip back to a treatment center.  It is often recommended that once an individual leaves treatment he or she should do certain things to stay clean....

Addiction is a Family Disease

By Debbi Taylor Wow.  I just finished watching the 7th episode of season 1 of the NBC hit show “This is Us”.  Earlier this fall I was out walking one evening after dinner with my daughter and dog in the neighborhood when two of my friends rushed by saying they had to...

Explore Nature

By Debbi Taylor Have you ever noticed that when you go outside for a walk and enjoy your natural surroundings you feel pretty good?  Well, that’s because studies have shown that there is a link between nature and your mental health. A study at the National Institute...