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Letting Go Of The Need To Control

Posted on April 12, 2019

The need to control is not unique to those of us who have come to live in a chemical dependency upon drugs and alcohol. Our need to control is uniquely manifested, without question, but the need to exact control over our lives, as well as over people, places, and things in our lives, is a… Read On »

4 Ways to Manage Your Expectations in Addiction Recovery

Posted on March 19, 2019

  There are several reasons it’s good to manage your expectations going into addiction recovery. You obviously have to have some expectation that your life will improve, otherwise, it’s hard to stay motivated. However, expecting too much too soon can be discouraging. No one has the exact same experience of recovery, but there are inevitably… Read On »

Why Does Forgiveness Matter in Addiction Recovery?

Posted on March 6, 2019

Quite a lot has been said about forgiveness in addiction recovery. This may seem to make little sense. After all, what do anger, blame, and resentment have to do with drinking too much or using other substances? A lot, actually. Often, addiction is exacerbated by something else, such as trauma, abuse, or neglect. For some… Read On »

What Are the Advantages of 12-step Programs?

Posted on February 28, 2019

12-step programs such as AA have been around a long time and helped a lot of people get sober. However, in the years since AA started, there have been many advances in the field of addiction recovery. We now have many evidence-based treatments to help people get sober and stay sober. Some of these include… Read On »

Is There a Place for Spirituality in Modern Addiction Treatment?

Posted on February 22, 2019

How Can Telemedicine Help Treat Addiction?

Posted on February 21, 2019

Telemedicine, or telehealth, is the relatively new practice of consulting with a doctor or therapist remotely, typically through a secure internet connection. Typically, a doctor or therapist will talk to patients through video conferencing on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. This can work especially well for therapy related to addiction or a mental health issue.… Read On »

Why Prisoners Need Effective Addiction Treatment

Posted on February 15, 2019

Incarcerated people get very little consideration. Most of the public feels that people who are incarcerated for felonies are being punished and it’s not meant to be pleasant. If they live in poor conditions, are subject to abuse, or suffer from intense drug cravings, maybe they’ll think twice before committing another crime. Although this attitude… Read On »

How Hard is it to Quit Vaping?

Posted on February 13, 2019

Vaping, or inhaling vaporized liquid, typically containing nicotine and some kind of flavoring, has become increasingly popular in recent years. For many, it’s something of a lifestyle, while for many others, it’s supposed to be a way to step down from smoking and eventually quit entirely. However, this may be more problematic than it initially… Read On »

Should You Go Back into Treatment After a Relapse?

Posted on February 7, 2019

Relapses are unfortunately common during addiction recovery. Anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of people will relapse at some point in their first year after treatment. Some even go so far as to say that relapse is part of recovery. Others say that expecting a relapse only sets you up for failure. And there are… Read On »

What about the Sinclair Method?

Posted on January 9, 2019

Contrary to what some might say, we at Origins Recovery Centers are actually not very rigid in our thinking. We do teach 12-step principles quite intensely and we believe that they have saved many, many lives.