Blog Articles

Finding Peace and Purpose in Early Recovery

Yoga, meditation, and volunteerism are all ways to bring peace and purpose into your life. Learn how these and other strategies can help you thrive in the early days of your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Jun 18th, 2020
Benefits of Outpatient Detox

If you’re resisting inpatient treatment for substance abuse because of your personal responsibilities or privacy concerns, you may be a candidate for outpatient detox. Learn how an outpatient detox program can get you started on the road to recovery.

May 26th, 2020
The Role of Nutrition in Recovery

A key ingredient in a successful recovery is a healthy, well-balanced diet plan. Learn how substance abuse affects your health and what changes you need to make in your diet to prevent relapse.

Apr 17th, 2020
The Connection Between Unresolved Trauma and Addiction

A history of emotional abuse, physical violence, or another trauma can shape your brain and make you more susceptible to addiction. Learn how trauma influences your brain and may increase your risk for self-medicating and other risky behaviors.

Feb 14th, 2020
How to Approach a Loved One About Addiction Treatment

It's difficult to watch a loved one struggle with addiction, but suggesting treatment can be difficult as well. Pushing too hard can make them defensive. Read on to learn how you can guide a loved one to seek treatment.

Dec 1st, 2019
Sleep Hygiene and Recovery

It seems like the last thing people think about when it comes to wellness is sleep. With everyone trying to squeeze the last second of each day to be productive and catch up on whatever deadline they believe they have.

Oct 13th, 2019
Failure to Launch ? Insight can help!

Insight's collaborative and integrated, strengths-based approach to recovery helps clients fit the last missing pieces of the puzzle together,....from overcoming adversity, to interview skills, and setting achievable goals.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Happiness is a Decision

What is happiness? It is something that individuals desperately seek and crave through the entirety of their existence.

Feb 20th, 2019
Music as a Therapy

Most clients agree that listening to music serves as a means of relaxation as well as a way to retreat from the stresses of life that can really bring us down.

Feb 20th, 2019
Expectations and Happiness

Sometimes we get so focused on what the result will be that we miss out on the activity. There are so many people who work so hard to amass wealth and miss out on enjoying their lives. I believe that is where the saying “stop, to smell the roses” came from

Aug 20th, 2018
THE CHEMISTRY OF LAUGHTER

Laughing is a major part of everyone's life, even the most negative individual will have experienced laughter.

Aug 20th, 2018
Whole Health Approach

It has been quoted that the definition of “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Aug 13th, 2018
When the Cure is Just as Bad as the Disease

People who have taken Suboxone, experienced difficulties getting off Suboxone. People who have taken anti-depression medication, sometimes find that the medication stopped working, and they need new medication.

Aug 13th, 2018
Why did 12 steps not work for me?

"Ugh, 12 step programs, I hate those things, what a way to make me feel like a failure". This is something I hear so often. So why is this the case?

Jun 6th, 2018
Loving to Death

A few months ago, I confronted a spouse about his role in his wife’s addiction to alcohol. He had such difficulty understanding how his actions have enabled the alcohol use to stay.

Jun 4th, 2018
Trauma and Resiliency

There have been multiple studies about that trauma from a difficult birth has a major influence on psychological well-being.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Gratitude

Thankfulness for seeming to strengthen the person’s ability to take responsibility for their actions.

Mar 19th, 2018
Secrets

Part of recovery is building trust back, and when keeping secrets becomes normalize in a person’s life, it takes time to unlearn.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Being Client-Centered in a Person-in-Environment Approach

After a series of phone calls with each other, an out-of-state therapist and I finally connected. She started the conversation saying, “my client has been there in California for more than six months, and you are the first person who contacted me.”

Mar 2nd, 2018
Family Group

What I have come to find through research and experience is the vitality of strong, secure attachments in a person's life.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Importance of a Healthy Diet in the Journey of Recovery

“You are what you eat”. Many people underestimate the crucial role of nutrition and physical activity in the journey of recovery. What we put in our bodies has a strong effect on our mood. Even what we crave is depends on how we feel inside.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Is it Enough to Manage Addiction?

I thought it is time to bring up this issue, as we are, after 54 years, still in the same boat, managing withdrawals from drugs and maintenance of addicts on narcotics.

Feb 15th, 2018
Importance of Family in Treatment

“Every person belongs to something. We didn’t grow up like little mushrooms in the dark… They find support in some people they met along the way. And that becomes the family”

Feb 13th, 2018
What It Takes to Stay in Recovery

There are no fast fixes. Being in recovery requires a lifestyle change. Something that would not happen over a 30-day residential stay or a 90-day IOP.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Art Therapy at Insight

Have you ever found it difficult to express your thoughts and feelings through words alone?

Feb 15th, 2018