Blog Posts - Recovery In Ventura County



The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery

  Recovering from addiction is no easy task. It’s never impossible, but the road looks a little different for every individual case. For some, a little love and a lot of time can help someone go from their lowest low to a happy place in their...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 15, 2016

Find the Right Environment to Support Your Recovery

It’s necessary to have a supportive environment for weeks, months, even years, after getting sober. An environment can have a great influence on our thoughts, mood, feelings, and behavior. Although some might argue that the atmosphere of a plac...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 1, 2016

How to Overcome the Ambivalence to Change

If you’re in the first few months of your recovery, you likely experience plenty of ambivalence.  Ambivalence is that experience of having two opposing feelings at the same time. For instance, if you’re in recovery, then you’re doi...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 25, 2016

Mending Family Relationships After Addiction

If you’ve been sober for a few weeks or months, perhaps you’re ready to make amends with family members. There may have been experiences in the past, perhaps as a result of the addiction, that seemed irreparable at the time. But time can...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 18, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Maintaining Sobriety

Now three years sober, Daniel Radcliffe opens up about his alcohol addiction, relapse, and his road to recovery in an interview with Telegraph. Although he never drank on the job, Radcliffe admitted in a previous interview to showing up under the in...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 6, 2016

How to Prepare for Grief and Loss in Recovery

When you get sober, there are many facets of your life you’re letting go of. Not to mention that recovery also means letting go of a part of who you are and an old way of relating to the world. Plus, in recovery, you might recognize just how mu...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 30, 2016

Recovery Techniques to Overcome Self-Doubt

Recovery from alcohol or drug addiction can be a challenge. You might encounter certain moments of self-doubt throughout your recovery journey. However, learning some techniques to prepare you for the more difficult times can be very helpful. Have a...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 27, 2016

Three Lifestyle Changes to Help Your Recovery

While going through recovery, you’ll want to make some lifestyle changes to help achieve and maintain sobriety. These changes are not things that happen over night; they take hard work and dedication. However, when you commit to making certain...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 24, 2016

Create Your Chosen Set of Recovery Tools

  When you’re in recovery, whether it’s from addiction or mental illness or a physical disease, you’ll need a set of recovery tools to help you get through the rough moments. And not every tool works for everyone in every situa...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 24, 2016

15 Sobriety Lessons You Should Know

Kelly Fitzgerald celebrated her three years sober from drugs and alcohol on May 7, 2016. Throughout her three years of sobriety, she has learned many important lessons and wishes to share them with others who are also in recovery. Sobriety is a lifes...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 22, 2016

Admitting Powerlessness Doesn’t Mean You’re a Bad Person

Nobody likes to admit they are wrong. And nobody likes to admit that they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. However, an addiction exists when a person simply cannot stop using drugs or drinking. This has nothing to do with being right or wrong o...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 22, 2016

How to Strengthen Self-Worth and Confidence in Recovery

Finding self worth and building confidence is often a necessary step to recovery from addiction. In fact, one of the underlying factors to addiction is not having enough self-esteem. If there were self-esteem you might not have made the choice to hur...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 19, 2016

In Recovery Use Stress to Your Advantage

Not all stress is bad. It’s common for most people to experience stress as a weight. Stress feels like an experience that gets in the way of everything else. However, there is a way to look at stress as a catalyst for achieving great things. An...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 15, 2016

Obama’s New Plans to Reduce Opioid Abuse

The annual National RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit was held on March 26, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama joined with recovery and medical professionals, low enforcement officials, and other leaders to announce additional actions that will...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 4, 2016

Recovery Should Heal the Whole Person

Historically, recovery was pretty simple: put a person through detox and keep them sober. Period. Sometimes it worked, but most often sobriety didn’t last. Instead, there was relapse after relapse and that person might have never truly recovere...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 30, 2016

How to Support Your Loved One from Addiction to Recovery

If you have someone in your life that you care about and if that person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may be feeling great frustration, despair, and even anger. You may want to support them but perhaps don’t know how. You might be angry...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 28, 2016

Find Your Definition of Recovery

If you’ve struggled with addiction for a long time and now you’re on your way to getting sober, you may want to know where you’re headed. What does your future look like without alcohol and drugs? What does your life feel like witho...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 24, 2016

Why Addicts Don’t See That There’s A Problem

Researchers of addiction and recovery recognize that addicts go through stages when it comes to their substance use. At first, they may be in an experiential phase, exploring they ways drinking or drug use makes them feel. They may enjoy this phase a...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 22, 2016

A Routine is Required if You Want to Recover

Addiction is an illness that inherently comes with impulsive behavior. In fact, you might even say that addiction is synonymous with impulsivity. For instance, let’s say you’re not feeling well emotionally because of a situation at work.
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 21, 2016

Reasons Why Recovery Can Be Joyful

At first, recovery isn’t easy. The experiences of drug detox and the first few weeks of sobriety can be hard. They might even by physically painful. It’s a challenging journey to change your life. But once the initial hardships are over a...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 18, 2016


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