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.

  • 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…

  • Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

    Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

    As our world recommends that all of us make significant changes in our way of thinking and acting in response to the Coronovirus, I see similarities to what individuals with addictions face when pursuing a life of recovery. In recovery…

  • Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

    Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
    As the ball in Times Square counts down the seconds to the New Year, many of us will resolve to do things differently…lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, exercise more, spend less money, spend more time with family, or start a...

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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”

Woman holding up a sign reading "HALT"

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