National Recovery Month: 30 Years Strong

National Recovery Month is underway across the United States. The vital observance has several purposes, which we will cover in later sections of this post. First, let’s acknowledge the millions of men and women who are working programs of long-term addiction recovery. All of you are living proof that sobriety is an achievable goal, and… Continue reading National Recovery Month: 30 Years Strong

Recovery Depends On Being Open and Honest

Relapse prevention is an essential component of recovery; men and women need to protect their program completely. It is not easy to avoid people, places, and things that can compromise progress. Those who prevent relapse are people willing to do whatever it takes to keep their disease in remission. There will be days when you… Continue reading Recovery Depends On Being Open and Honest

Recovery Requires Continued Action

Doing something for your addiction recovery every day is essential. That is something that people who seek treatment learn after detoxification concludes. Those who are affected by alcohol and substance use disorder have to remind themselves that progress is lost without continued effort. Unlike many illnesses, mental and behavioral health conditions can only be managed.… Continue reading Recovery Requires Continued Action

Recovery on the Fourth of July

Pacific Shores Recovery would like to wish everyone a wonderful Fourth of July! The solstice has come and gone, but Independence Day is when summer kicks off for most people. Warmer weather and longer days mean more time outside with those important to us. Naturally, men and women in recovery want to take steps to… Continue reading Recovery on the Fourth of July

Addiction Recovery Utilizing 12 Step Principles

People find addiction recovery in several ways. However, for a significant number of men and women with severe conditions, detox and addiction treatment is a must. Without a safe environment to establish a program of recovery, long-term progress is unlikely. The healing process does not stop when one is discharged from treatment. Continued mental and… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Utilizing 12 Step Principles

Cannabis Use Questions: A Quest for Answers

When it comes to marijuana, what do we really know? For most people, including researchers, cannabis use and its effects – short term or long and positive or negative – is an enigma. How can this be, seeing is that we are now in the 21st Century talking about reusable rockets and colonizing Mars? The… Continue reading Cannabis Use Questions: A Quest for Answers

They Said

In recent posts, we have discussed the value of eating right and exercising regularly in recovery. We talked about how a healthy mind is a contingent upon a healthy body and vice versa. It is worth adding to the previous discussions that prioritizing physical fitness doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, adding exercise… Continue reading They Said

Addiction Recovery Through The Holidays

Individuals working a program of recovery can benefit significantly from having a strategy for the holidays. While most people look forward to days like Christmas, that is not always the case for those in addiction recovery. Men and women working a program must avoid stressful situations. Unfortunately, the holiday season is often accompanied by negative… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Through The Holidays

Eating Healthy In Addiction Recovery

Towards the beginning of November, we wrote about the importance of staying physically active during addiction treatment and thereafter. The fitness of one’s body plays a significant role in bolstering mental health. So, it will probably be of little surprise to read that what you eat should be something worth considering for anyone in addiction… Continue reading Eating Healthy In Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery Aided By Exercise

Addiction recovery affords men and women the opportunity to revolutionize their lives completely. Those working a program position themselves to do things in life that they never thought possible, i.e., finishing school. People find that when all their energy no longer goes to fuel the cycle of addiction, then they have time to pursue other… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Aided By Exercise