Recovery Addiction Blog

Recovery is Possible Blog

The articles in this blog are for individuals seeking treatment, already receiving services and those in recovery as well as their family members. Written by members of the Pine Rest staff and Retreat Center alumni, topics will include everything from warning signs of a substance use disorder to tools for living in recovery.

  • The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know

    The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know
    The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For every story...
  • Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery

    Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery
    More than 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older had substance use disorder in the past year. (SAMHSA, 2017) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a broad term that covers what used to be called substance abuse and substance dependence. It...
  • How Therapy Helps with Addiction Recovery

    How Therapy Helps with Addiction Recovery
    Therapy helps addiction recovery! Our culture supports people going to detox or rehab, thinking this is the cure. Really, it’s just one part of the process for some people. Addiction is a chronic disease that needs ongoing maintenance just like...

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“How do we HALT self-destructive behaviors? One way is to routinely monitor and take care of four aspects of our lives – Hunger/Hurt, Angry, Lonely, Tired – which can be remembered using the acronym H.A.L.T.” – Jean Holthaus, LISW, “Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors”

Woman holding up a sign reading "HALT"

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