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Recovery
September 14, 2020

Understanding the Alcohol Recovery Curve

Alcohol holds an interesting place in society. On one hand, it is often present in celebrations and times of merriment, while also being used by…
AftercareMental HealthRecovery
September 14, 2020

Low Points Are Indicators of Change, Not Failure

Recovering from an addiction of any kind is never an easy feat. There are many peaks and dips, with people needing to employ various strategies…
AftercareRecovery
September 5, 2020

Dangers of Comparison During Recovery

Recovery is a very personal journey; no two people will suffer from addiction in the same way. Each recovery process and therapeutic strategy will influence…
RecoverySobriety
September 3, 2020

Addressing Recovery With the World Around You

People have taken large strides in understanding how addiction is a medical disease rather than a moral failing. However, there is still some social stigma…
RecoverySobriety
August 31, 2020

A Goal in Everyone’s Reach

Recovery isn’t just one thing. What it means to “overcome an addiction” can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people.…
RecoveryTreatment
August 25, 2020

Unlocking the Door to the Next Phase of Recovery

There are many different phases of recovery, as well as programs created to help people through each step of addressing their addiction to alcohol, drugs,…
AddictionMental Health
August 20, 2020

Pen, Paper, and the Power of Journaling

Different techniques work for different people through recovery. While some coping and life skills may work wonders for one person, that doesn’t mean that they…
RecoverySobriety
August 18, 2020

Crossing the Bridge from Understanding to Acceptance

Many recovery treatments will focus on certain words or phrases. For some, this can be an in-depth exploration of voice, or looking at “all or…
RecoveryTreatment
August 12, 2020

Hitting the Next Step: Maintaining Motivation Through Recovery

There are many changes that someone experiences when going through recovery to an addiction of any kind. Especially as someone moves from an inpatient or…
AddictionRecovery
August 9, 2020

Every Voice Is a Blessing

Recovery from an addiction of any kind involves a lot of internal struggles. Each person has to re-conceptualize the world around them and challenge the…
AddictionRecovery
August 5, 2020

Seeing Success in Motion

There are a lot of changes that someone will undergo through the course of their recovery from addiction. Even as steps are made, there can…
RecoveryTreatment
August 3, 2020

Managing Freedoms: Balancing Life in IOP Recovery

In addiction recovery, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an important step. When moving from residential to an IOP, someone can see the most drastic changes…
Mental HealthRecovery
July 31, 2020

The Family Always Plays a Role

Recovery of any kind is never a solo journey. Despite the feelings of isolation that addiction recovery is often paired with, there are always many…
Mental HealthRecovery
July 25, 2020

Balancing Life During Recovery

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are designed to create time for one’s own life in addition to the multiple weekly meetings for treatment. However, that doesn’t…
RecoveryTreatment
July 21, 2020

Taking Time to Recover in an IOP

For someone moving from an inpatient or residential treatment to an intensive outpatient program (IOP), there are a lot of changes to look forward to.…
RecoveryTreatment
July 20, 2020

The Advantages of Group Therapy in an IOP

The path to recovery from addiction looks different to everyone. For some people, having dedicated one-on-one sessions with a professional can yield the best results.…
RecoverySobriety
July 12, 2020

Proving Success to Yourself

The challenges presented by outpatient therapy are numerous, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Each phase has a number of hurdles to overcome, but…
RecoveryTreatment
July 9, 2020

Changes To Expect When Moving to an Intensive Outpatient Program

Each part of the recovery provides new challenges and obstacles. No part is easy, but understanding the purpose of each different phase – as well…
AddictionTreatment
July 7, 2020

Outpatient Recovery’s Role in Fighting Complacency

Treating addiction isn’t the same as treating a broken bone, nor is going through therapy for addiction or mental health the same as physical therapy.…
AddictionRecovery
July 3, 2020

Taking the Lead on Your Own Recovery During an IOP

Recovering from an addiction of any kind involves a lot of difficult steps, from detox to residential to outpatient. When moving from residential to outpatient,…
AddictionRecovery
June 25, 2020

Seek a Balance

Being off-kilter in our daily lives can lead us to be off-kilter in our recovery. Of course, it can be difficult to always have a…
RecoverySobriety
June 20, 2020

Can I Have My Cake and Eat It Too?

Here’s the truth: no matter how hard we try, we can’t have it all. Nothing in life is perfect, so it’s to your benefit that…
AddictionRecovery
June 18, 2020

Keeping Your Cool When Recovery Gets Messy

All of us sweat the small stuff at one point or another. When we do, we strive for control because we want everything to be…
Mental HealthSobriety
June 12, 2020

Mindfulness in 5 Minutes

Mindfulness is a great tool to have in your recovery toolbox. Some may think that mindfulness is a difficult thing to master that takes long…
Mental HealthRecovery
June 10, 2020

Is There One Secret to Happiness?

Is there one secret to happiness? This is the question all of us have tried to answer at some point in our lives. We seem…
Mental Health
June 5, 2020

How Stress Impacts You

We’ve all been under stress from school, work, and family life. Stress can feel like the plague, especially when it hits when you least expect…
AddictionAftercare
June 4, 2020

Aftercare Is More Than Just Sober Living

  So, you’ve completed an inpatient rehabilitation program and you’re looking for an aftercare program that can fit your needs. You’ve heard about our programs…
getting out of your comfort zoneMental HealthTreatment
June 3, 2020

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Over time, we have created our comfort zone to fit our needs. Whether it be in relation to our physical health, mental health, or emotional…
BlogRecovery
June 1, 2020

The Importance of Boundaries in Recovery: Part II Why & How

Now that we’re familiar with what boundaries are, let's talk about how to establish and set them. Boundaries tend to be complicated at times, especially…
BlogUncategorized
May 27, 2020

Lighthouse Recovery Featured on NAATP

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, NAATP, has been the addiction service profession’s vision, voice, and thought leader…
Learn the importance of boundaries in recovery.Mental HealthRecovery
May 26, 2020

The Importance of Boundaries in Recovery: Part I Who, What, Where…

Let’s talk about boundaries! What are they?! What is an emotional boundary? A material boundary? How do you set them, and furthermore, how do you…
A dual diagnosis requires treatment for mental health and addiction.AddictionMental Health
May 21, 2020

Dual-Diagnosis: Mental Health & Addiction

Many people diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder or addiction also suffer from a co-occurring behavioral or mental health disorder. In fact, according to the…
Transformation BlogBlog
May 20, 2020

Transformation in Sober Living and Common Challenges

A quick look at who makes up the Sober Living community, what their journeys entail, and the success they find along the way.
Treatment
May 18, 2020

Meditation: A Life-Changing Practice in Treatment

Meditation is becoming more and more available as a holistic treatment for substance abuse. Meditation is a very simple yet extremely powerful technique with many…
AftercareBlog
May 14, 2020

Aftercare & Why It’s Important

A critical piece of the sobriety puzzle that many people forget, is there is no cure for addiction or alcoholism. Once treatment is complete, that…
BlogRecovery
May 12, 2020

A Pandemic During an Epidemic (Part II): Apps to Stay in the Herd

During these unique times of quarantine and shelter-in-place orders, many addicts are unable to get to 12-Step recovery meetings, sponsor meet-ups, and fellowship outings with…
BlogRecovery
May 8, 2020

A Pandemic During an Epidemic (Part I): Recovery During Social Distancing

One thing most addicts will agree on is that addiction thrives in the dark. Isolation and loneliness are two of the biggest relapse triggers that…
Blog
February 28, 2020

5 Skills You’ll Learn From Sober Living Programs

If you’re heading to a Sober Living Program or considering joining a community, here are just a few of the lessons and skills you’ll be…
Blog
February 28, 2020

Best Practices for Maintaining Sobriety

Living & staying sober is more than a lifestyle choice, it’s a mentality. Here are a few mental best practices for maintaining your sobriety.
Blog
February 28, 2020

The Addiction Recovery Timeline

Here’s a look at the typical addiction recovery timeline to see how long each of the most common types of recovery treatment programs take to…
Blog
February 28, 2020

Inpatient Treatment vs. Sober Living

Understand the difference between inpatient treatment and sober living to make the decision that best suits your current needs.
Blog
February 28, 2020

3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

The recovery process can be challenging, but don’t lose hope as bumps along the road are expected. Here are 3 ways to support your loved…
Blog
February 28, 2020

5 Tips for Staying Sober After Treatment

How to stay sober after rehab? Ensure your success in staying sober by following these 5 crucial tips for staying clean and sober after addiction…
Blog
February 28, 2020

When to Seek Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

It is never too early or too late to seek treatment for your addiction. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to seek treatment for…
Blog
February 28, 2020

Sober Living Explained: 5 Things to Know

What is Sober Living? Lighthouse Recovery explains the 5 most important things to know and understand about Sober Living.
Blog
February 28, 2020

Sober Living Stats: By the Numbers

A quick look at who makes up the Sober Living community, what their journeys entail, and the success they find along the way.
Blog
February 28, 2020

Top 5 Reasons Why Recovery Housing is Important

Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained recovery. Destructive living environments can derail recovery for…