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Willingway Hospital blog articles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.

Explore Your Creativity and Boost Recovery Success, Philosophy of Creativity, Exploring Your Creativity,
It’s a common misconception that creativity is only reserved for people who paint, draw, write, sing, and so on. In reality, all of us have the potential to explore creativity in different ways, developing a sense of satisfaction that fuels our recovery success. We offer these tips for tapping into your imagination and innovation.  The...
SMART Recovery, The Differences Between SMART Recovery and the 12-Steps
Most addiction rehabilitation centers introduce their clients to 12-Step recovery education and meetings. Willingway uses this approach in our treatment programs as well. For many people, the 12-Step philosophy provides essential accountability, foundational progress, and community. There are also other mutual aid support programs individuals turn to as additional reinforcement for sober living. For example,...
By David Gerber, Willingway CEO I recently had an alum of a program I worked at reach out to me with news that he relapsed, but has come back and is now, “California Sober.” This term, “California Sober,” is kind of a trend or fad that started in recent years, not coincidentally, in California among...
Soberversary
The backbone of motivation is reinforced by the power of small wins. Whenever you set a series of incremental goals and achieve them, you’re living your intentions, developing a growth mindset, and propelling positive momentum. But the goals you choose to set and celebrate should be driven by what matters to you–not to anyone else....
Foods to Avoid in Recovery, Whole-Foods Eating Plan,
Okay, so you see that title and it’s easy to think that, if you want to maintain a healthy recovery, a big, thick, juicy cheeseburger or gooey piece of chocolate cake should never pass your lips ever again. It’s not quite that bad! But to make feeling your best easier, it helps to follow a...
Stress management, Relapse triggers, Relapse prevention, Self-care, Recognizing Stressors in Recovery,
When you’ve worked hard to achieve sobriety, daily life is easier in many ways. But few of us are completely stress-free. Often through no fault of your own, any number of circumstances can interfere with your desire to maintain a peaceful life. However, what’s in your control is the ability to recognize stressors early on...
Popular Podcasts for Every Mood
Everywhere you turn, there’s a new podcast. How did these programs become so popular? One reason is the ease of listening: instead of sitting down and tuning in at a particular time, you can switch one on at your convenience and take a walk, do some chores, or work on a hobby. Another reason is...
large family gathered around holiday meal - relatives
There you are, standing by the buffet table at your grandmother’s house, when Uncle Fred slips up beside you and says, “So! You’re fresh out of rehab! How ya’ feelin’?” Now what? Whether you’re gathered with family during the holiday season or helping your cousin move across town, don’t be surprised if people want to...
black and white - hand curled in pain on leg or back - closeup - pain
When people recover from substance abuse, everything isn’t automatically okay. It might be hard to hear that, but it’s essential to understand that your body and mind went through major changes because of drugs or alcohol. This fact is one of the primary reasons why people are cautioned not to quit cold turkey, but instead...

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