How to Find Work During Aftercare

September 29, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Adventure Therpay, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, austin, Austin addiction recovery programs, Ayahuasca Addiction, bad habit, becoming sober, Blog, Cannabidiol, depression, Depression, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, goals, habits, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Rehab Hawaii, Sober Living, Tech Addiction, Video Gaming Addiction

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Ways to Find Work After Rehab

If you’ve recently progressed through alcohol or drug rehab and have learned how to cope with and manage your addiction, you should feel like a new person. Getting through drug or alcohol treatment can be difficult and will invariably come with numerous obstacles that need to be overcome. Continue reading »

What We Know About Depression

July 31, 2019 in 12 step, Austin addiction recovery programs, bad habit, becoming sober, depression, Depression, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Sober Living

Awareness of mental health conditions are on the rise, which is important for helping everyone to feel emotionally strong. While people have been dealing with depression since the beginning of time, we now know so much more about how to help people overcome symptoms such as severe exhaustion and apathy.  Continue reading »

Energy Drinks and Addiction

May 24, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Sober Living, Uncategorized

While energy drinks are known to boost as person’s stamina and energy, they can also be highly addictive. These drinks contain high amounts of caffeine, which is just one of the reasons as to why a person can become addicted to drinking them. Drinking too many energy drinks in a short period of time can be very damaging to a person’s health. However, the effects can be far worse since addiction to energy drinks can heighten the risk of using other drugs and eventually suffering from drug abuse. The best way to avoid becoming addicted to energy drinks is by being educated about the dangers of these drinks and the links that they have to addiction. Continue reading »

Vacation Hacks for Staying Sober

April 10, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Sober Living

Vacation Hacks for Staying Sober

Vacation is a great way to get away from the stresses of life, spend time with people you care about, and have fun. But if you’re in recovery, vacation isn’t as simple as getting away for a while. Everything you do need to help support your sobriety, including vacation. Just because you’re in recovery doesn’t mean you can’t go on vacation. But if you’re thinking about taking some time away, it’s important to stay sober the whole time. Understanding why you should stay sober for life, including on vacation, and using some tips to help support your sobriety can make the difference between a great vacation and a relapse. Continue reading »

Powdered Alcohol Risk to Teens

February 27, 2019 in 12 step, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Sober Living

One of the newest social trends among teens and young adults in Texas is the use of powdered
alcohol at parties, in school, at home and in the workplace. Called ‘palcohol’, as an abbreviation
for powdered alcohol, the once rare substance is now mass produced and sold all over the
world. The very bad news is that it is much more dangerous than liquid alcohol and has the
potential to encourage alcohol abuse and destroy those who seek sober living. Continue reading »

How Video Gaming Addiction Can Harm Your Marriage

January 24, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, drug rehab, extended care, Sober Living, Tech Addiction, Uncategorized, Video Gaming Addiction

It’s no secret that drug addiction, alcoholism, and even social media addiction are among the leading causes of divorces today. However, there’s a relatively new form of addiction that has begun rearing its ugly head and is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of failed marriages; video gaming addiction. Continue reading »

Navigating Safely into the New Year while in Recovery

December 31, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Tech Addiction, Uncategorized, Video Gaming Addiction

While recovering from any addiction, it’s important to avoid anything that can trigger a relapse. This is especially difficult during the Christmas season because the holiday tends to be longer than the others. Also, there are more celebrations, family and friends reunions scheduled for this time of the year than at any other time of the year. Continue reading »

Experiential Mondays – Enjoying Nature in Austin

December 5, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Austin addiction recovery programs, extended care, extended living, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Uncategorized

Experiential Mondays at Omega Bridgeway include activities like hiking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, horseback riding, and tons of other outdoor adventures. Nature has unique and healing qualities that people have benefited from since the beginning of time. Balance is key to recovery and a healthy life.  Adventure therapy in nature helps our mind, body and soul decompress from our stressful, high-tech driven lives. Continue reading »

Rehab Tune-Up, is it Time?

November 29, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, extended care, extended living, Rehab Hawaii, Uncategorized

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Anyone who has ever been addicted to a substance knows that fighting that addiction is a long-term battle. Fortunately, most choose to get into a rehabilitation center and gain sobriety. However, things do not necessarily get easier. A common misconception is that once someone has gone through their addiction recovery program and completed their treatment, they have recovered. This is not the case as recovery is not a one-time accomplishment. It is an ongoing journey with more than its share of speed bumps. It is a fight that you might have to battle more than once to win it. Continue reading »

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