Resources for Recovery

As part of our day treatment and intensive outpatient programs, we teach our clients basic relaxation techniques for drug recovery. These skills are essential because they help reduce stress and other negative emotions, which can be major triggers for relapse during recovery. Here is a brief look at some of the most common relaxation techniques, which you can use in your own recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

Negative thinking, negative self talk, and thought distortions can be major barriers in the recovery process, as they lead you to be believe that you are less capable and less worthy of recovery than you actually are. Part of what we do at Pomarri is help our clients recognize their own thought distortions—and then enable them to break free of these distortions.

True addiction recovery is something that is endlessly misconceived by so many people. Addiction isn’t like having strep throat, where a doctor can prescribe you a couple antibiotics and assure that you’ll be cured in a few days. This is because addiction is more than just a physical disease (although it is that, as well). Addiction is something that affects us physically, mentally, and spiritually. This begs the question: what is true recovery? If you want to reach true recovery, there are a few things that you must recognize along the way...

Have you ever heard the phrase, “words are power”? Well, we would have to agree, and one place where you see that most powerfully manifested is in the use of mantras. Literally, a mantra is a word or phrase that can be repeated over and over again in order to promote concentration, particularly for meditation. However, a mantra has many meanings and purposes. Sometimes it’s a prayer, and many people recovering from addiction use the serenity prayer as a sort of mantra to re-focus the mind. However, a mantra can also be thought of as a slogan, a rallying cry, a catchphrase, or positive self-talk.