The Art of Meditation in Recovery

When we talk about holistic therapies for recovery, the art of meditation often comes up. That’s because meditation can be an exceptional tool for clearing the mind of negative thoughts and re-centering priorities—it’s also something that anybody can do, regardless of whether they’ve tried meditation before. Meditation is a mind and body practice with a …

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Tips for Staying Sober During the Pandemic

The pandemic has been tough on everyone, but for those who are working on staying sober, the stress and loneliness that it’s brought on can be particularly damaging. There are many different ways to feel affected by the pandemic, and in some cases negative feelings could amplify a desire to drink or to revert back …

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Winter Depression Facts and Six Ways to Cope

If the colder weather and the shorter days are causing you to experience serious changes in your mood, you’re definitely not alone. According to Cleveland Clinic, current winter depression facts include the sobering statistic that about 5% of American adults experience serious seasonal depression, while 10%-20% experience a milder version called the “winter blues.” Winter …

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The Benefits of Yoga Therapy for Substance Abuse Recovery

There’s been growing interest in using yoga therapy for substance abuse treatment and recovery. When done properly, yoga has the ability to help break the cycles of cravings and dependency. As such, many substance abuse recovery treatment centers—including Retreat Behavioral Health—offer yoga as a holistic therapy, and encourage patients to continue practicing  throughout their recovery …

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