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The Importance of Routine in Early Recovery

One of the core things that intensive recovery programs, such as residential treatment, provide is a strong and healthy daily routine. You wake up at the same time each day, have meals at specific times, and have a scheduled day jam-packed with interesting activities. Keeping a daily routine might sound simple, but it is vital, …

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Exploring the Power of Spirituality in Recovery

The definition of spirituality differs depending on who you talk to. Regardless of beliefs, everyone turns to spirituality for the same reason; to find purpose and meaning in their lives. In addiction recovery, practicing spirituality can be compelling as it helps many maintain their sobriety. Popular addiction treatments such as 12-step programs acknowledge the importance …

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Spirituality in Sobriety – More Than Finding God

Spirituality and sobriety are often talked about together. Having a spiritual practice is hugely beneficial for many and helps to keep people dedicated to recovery. Although spirituality and God can have a strong connection for many people, spirituality does not have to involve organized religion. It is a term with a definition that has shifted …

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Managing Your Sobriety During Stressful Situations

Managing Your Sobriety During Stressful Situations

Being in a stressful situation can be incredibly difficult if you are recovering from addiction. Your sobriety may feel compromised, and you may want to return to old habits of using drugs or alcohol to cope. Evidence suggests a strong link between feeling stressed and addiction vulnerability, which encompasses both the risk of developing an …

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Making the Leap of Faith – Things To Consider Before Getting Sober

Recovery Is Not a Solo Journey In the early days of sobriety, it’s normal to come up against some challenges – deciding to get sober is a huge emotional journey. In the harder moments, we might fall into the misconception that we have to go it alone as we used substances, so we should fix …

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Strategies for Changing Your Mindset in Early Recovery

Addiction recovery requires growth and change. It involves repairing relationships with friends and family, developing coping strategies for triggers, and engaging in hobbies and passions that help you stay away from drugs or alcohol. Making these changes requires a certain mindset. You need to open your mind to the possibility of personal growth and recovery …

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Generosity in Addiction Recovery – How to Give the Greatest Gift

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Behavioral Scientist We can become involuntarily selfish, self-serving, and one-track-minded during drug addiction – it’s an all-encompassing condition. Our brain’s reward system is effectively hijacked, and the very instincts designed to keep us alive instead focus on obtaining and using …

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A Gazillion Suggested Group Therapy Topics for Addiction Recovery, Substance Abuse Group Activities ideas

Group therapy is where the rubber meets the road in treatment. The dynamics of the group experience bring out issues and feelings from clients and allow them to get feedback and support from others. This is the beginning of the process of opening up, connecting with others and learning to communicate. At Cornerstone of Southern …

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5 Reasons You Should Seek Addiction Recovery in Southern California

California is one of the most beautiful states with one of the best climates in the country … and while we’re proud of our state’s beauty, that’s not the primary reason to seek addiction recovery here. California has always had some of the best substance abuse treatment centers in the United States, and we have one of …

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Addiction Aftercare — What It Is & Why It Matters For Sobriety

Forty to 60% of people who are treated for substance abuse disorders are likely to relapse, according to data collected from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).1 Relapses happen for a number of reasons, so it’s important to understand the common triggers and have a plan to respond when those situations trigger emotions. In the …

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Cornerstone of Southern California

While residential treatment is the most effective and comprehensive form of addiction rehab, IOP treatment can be effective in individuals after a residential rehab program. Many people have maintained careers and families throughout addiction and need to ensure the continuity of those aspects of their life during treatment. This is when IOP may be the …

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Dr. Stone, I am so grateful to your program and also your generosity. I was a hopeless addictwho believed there was no way of getting clean. Thanks to my sister and Cornerstone staff, I recently took my 90 day chip in N.A. Thanks, my life has been changed.
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