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Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

One Last Drink – For Real This Time

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Six years ago, I had my last drink. I was in the Minneapolis airport in active withdrawal on my way to Nashville to check into treatment one last time. This “one last drink” approach had an oddly satisfying, familiar feeling to it – it always offered me the comfort of perceived control. However, this time … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

Young Adult stands proud atop a mountain celebrating success and overcoming obstacles in substance use disorder recovery

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The most critical key to reducing the stigma around addiction is understanding that addiction is a complicated disease of the brain, not a moral failing. Odds are, many people you know deal directly with addiction. One in seven Americans suffers from a substance use disorder. People with substance use disorder come from all walks of … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Repairing Relationships Broken by Addiction

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Addiction is a chronic disease that can negatively affect a person’s life and health. What many people don’t know is that addiction is a family disease. It doesn’t just make the sufferer sick, it also harms their loved ones, colleagues, and acquaintances. One of the casualties of a battle with addiction is the trail of … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

5 Stress Relief Tools for Recovering Addicts

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Family problems, traffic jams and looming deadlines. Everybody has experienced stress at some point, but for individuals suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, stress can be destructive. Stress overload – or an inability to find stress relief – can lead otherwise healthy people to drug and alcohol abuse. For people in recovery, stress … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

What is Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

In the U.S., the most common mental illness is anxiety, with more than 40 million people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. From obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder to generalized anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders like these are conditions that can develop because of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. While millions of people live … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Staying Motivated in Recovery

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Addiction is a deadly disease that can sneak up on you when you least expect it. One minute you think you have your life under control and the next minute you realize you are lying to everyone, including yourself. You have difficulty managing your work life or even holding down a job and your relationships … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

CBT At JourneyPure At The River

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

At JourneyPure At The River, clients are treated through a variety of treatment methods, or “modalities.” Combining modalities makes a more comprehensive treatment. Addiction affects everyone differently, so combining modalities offers clients the best chance at lasting recovery. One of the most widely used modalities is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. CBT is a psycho-social therapy that … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

The Power of Gratitude

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gratitude is one of the most important qualities for happiness, acting as a gateway to a healthier emotional view of yourself and the world. People in recovery often struggle to practice gratitude, partly because it works entirely different muscles in the brain than active addiction. Like addiction, though, gratitude can be self-perpetuating. The regular practice … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Goat With The Flow

Yoga Therapy

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Last Saturday JourneyPure at The River partnered with Shenanigoats to put on Goat With The Flow, an outdoor yoga event.  We wanted to create a fun environment to learn more about our industry, bring value to the community, show people our River location while meeting others and have fun. Our team was looking to put … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Sleep and Addiction Recovery

Sleep in addiction recovery

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The clinical staff at JourneyPure At The River works with all clients to impart the three pillars of health: nutrition, exercise, and sleep. And when it comes to addiction recovery, perhaps none of these is so important as sleep. It’s a safe bet that the majority of JourneyPure At The River clients enter their residential … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

From Rehab to Sober Living: Making the Transition


Sober Living Addiction Recovery

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In recovery circles, it’s called “the pink cloud,” that feeling of elation and gratitude often felt by people in the early days of their sobriety when he or she realizes they have made a change for the better. “For the first few days, it’s the same for everyone,” said Blake Hammill, residential manager of JourneyPure’s … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

How to Be a Better Parent in Recovery

Parents In Addiction Recovery

Friday, November 10, 2017

Recovery from addiction isn’t something that just ends when you finish rehab or the day you move out of your sober living facility. It’s a lifetime journey, one that is just getting started. And if you’re a parent, one of the more pressing issues in your mind might be, “How do I parent well, now … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Sober Living: A Lifelong Journey with JourneyPure

sober living addiction recovery

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

One of the guiding principals at JourneyPure is that recovery, whether from substance abuse or a mental health issue or some combination of the two, is not a quick fix. It’s a lifetime journey, one that requires an understanding of the emotional circumstances behind the addiction or mental health issue. It’s a principle that may … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Kyle Inspires Others With His Story of Addiction

Friday, October 27, 2017

On any given day, Kyle can be found in the detox wing of JourneyPure at the River. He’s not an employee, rather, a recovering addict who is so grateful for the treatment he received there that he stops in to visit with new patients. His mission is to provide some comfort and moral support and … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Ashley Finds Herself: Holistic Wellness at JourneyPure

holistic addiction therapy

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As a physician assistant, Ashley W. admits she used to have a more judgmental view towards addicts. They’re just weak, she thought, a drain to society. But after delivering her last baby, eight surgeries followed throughout that same year – as did the prescription pain medications. Before she knew it, she was not only addicted … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Finding Hope in Treatment

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

When Kim C. takes out her cell phone, she’s constantly greeted with acronyms for hope. Hold On Pain Ends Hang On Peace Exists Having Only Positive Expectations Help Open People’s Eyes HOPE is my mantra. These words remind her of where she has been but more importantly they keep her focused on where she is … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

JourneyPure Revolutionizes Addiction Treatment with Continuing Care App

Friday, June 23, 2017

Since drug and alcohol addiction became a focus of health professionals, one fact remains: About half of addicts and alcoholics relapse after treatment. Between 40 and 60 percent of addicts and alcoholics suffer a relapse after completing treatment, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The question is why? Although many treatment facilities succeed in treating … Continued


Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

Addiction Recovery Blogs

Are you new to sobriety? Whether you’re in treatment now, thinking about getting help or have years of sobriety, there is much to learn here. Read on to find information about recovery from drugs and alcohol and how to live a happier life.

The Body, Mind and Spirit of Addiction

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Coming to terms with the dimensions of reality that addiction encompasses can be a complicated thing. The first thing that addiction does is take away our awareness. Drugs and alcohol lock us in a never-ending cycle of craving and aversion that keep us from accessing the very dimension of self-awareness and pause required to transcend … Continued


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