Life After Relapse

Life After Relapse

Within addiction recovery, one of the fundamental goals that we set our sights on is strengthening our program so that we can avoid the potential …

Persona: The Mask We Wear

Persona: The Mask We Wear

We often use the word persona to describe a type of alter-ego that someone transforms into in a particular scenario. Prior to this colloquial use …

You’re Not Your Addiction

Tree House Recovery Addiction Therapist, Tim Arrigo, explains his take on the destructive misconceptions that can surround addiction. Watch this powerful video for insight into …

Unpacking the Value: Step 12

Unpacking the Value: Step 12

Step 12 states, “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice …

The Invaluableness of Patience

The Invaluableness of Patience

When examining the factors that contribute to relapse in early sobriety, we can discuss several factors such as a lack of social support, hanging out …

What Does a Using Dream Mean?

Looking at using dreams through the lens of contemporary dream interpretation, or “dream-tending” as it is referred to, we can try and unpack the potential …

Are You Resilient or Resistant?

A common issue amongst individuals in early sobriety is how to face problems, barriers, and even relapses with resilience and not resistance. Resistant behaviors are …

Creating Happiness Every Day

We live in a society that assumes happiness is the pinnacle of human emotional potential. Before discussing how to foster happiness daily, let’s examine what …

Confidence Is Who You Are

The ability to harvest confidence within oneself, as is the case with any ability worth working for, is not an easy and short-term endeavor. While …

Confidence Is What You Show

Most topics that are discussed in the context of addiction recovery take a long time to unpack, and often, even longer to delineate methods in …