Recovery Addiction Blog

Recovery is Possible Blog

The articles in this blog are for individuals seeking treatment, already receiving services and those in recovery as well as their family members. Written by members of the Pine Rest staff and Retreat Center alumni, topics will include everything from warning signs of a substance use disorder to tools for living in recovery.

  • Addiction is an Abusive Relationship

    Addiction is an Abusive Relationship

    Note: The comparison of the addictive process is not intended to trivialize intimate partner violence and other kinds of abusive relationships, but rather to emphasize how damaging addiction can be and how much its victims are in need of help….

  • How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

    How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

    More than 20 million Americans are estimated to struggle with addiction to a drug or alcohol in any given year. Yet only 10 percent seek treatment for their addiction according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. How…

  • Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

    Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

    Men’s Health Month is celebrated every June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. Often overlooked, however, is men’s mental and emotional health. This is an area…


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“How do we HALT self-destructive behaviors? One way is to routinely monitor and take care of four aspects of our lives – Hunger/Hurt, Angry, Lonely, Tired – which can be remembered using the acronym H.A.L.T.” – Jean Holthaus, LISW, “Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors”

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