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 »

5 Addiction Recovery Hacks

April 11, 2019 in addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Uncategorized

Sober living can be a difficult feat for those who are dealing with alcoholism and other drug addiction problems. As much as you’d love to get through the initial stages of anxiety and depression so that you can enjoy sober living, your codependency on drugs can make a relapse feel like an inevitable instance. However, you can fix your codependency on alcoholism and drug addiction through the proper techniques of addiction recovery. 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 »

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 »

Dogs Help with Recovery

November 13, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Austin addiction recovery programs, extended care, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP

Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is a big step towards reclaiming your life. However, given that addiction is a highly individualized disease, treatment may take several forms depending on your case. During the recovery process, support systems are vital in helping the addict not to relapse into the addiction. One of the popular support approaches is dog-assisted therapy. This therapy involves giving those healing from addiction a dog to aid them during the recovery process. Continue reading »

The Dual-Diagnosis Challenge

October 3, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, extended care, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP

Dual diagnosis is a condition where a person is diagnosed with both substance addiction and a serious mental health problem such as an anxiety disorder, depression, or a bipolar disorder. It also goes by the names co-morbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, and co-existing disorders. They all refer to the same issue. When an individual has a co-occurring disorder, they have to simultaneously deal with both problems which makes their road to sober living and mental health much more difficult. Continue reading »

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