A young woman breathes in fresh air during therapeutic recreation

Therapeutic Recreation and Pain Relief

North Carolina is one of the many US states struggling with an opioid epidemic. Individuals in recovery may experience pain while working toward sobriety. Thankfully, rehabilitation facilities are beginning to use therapeutic recreation to combat pain. Understanding how it works may ease your addiction treatment apprehensions, especially if you regularly deal with chronic pain. What is…

6 Healthy Ways to Express Your Emotions

Recovery is a roller coaster of emotions – from frustration to fear to anger to guilt. While it’s certainly not easy, taking control of these oft-misunderstood emotions is essential for lasting sobriety. Alcohol and drug addiction can numb your emotions and they may even feel more intense once you get sober. Part of recovery is learning how…

Real-life Lessons from Recovery

While there’s no such thing as a “do-over” button in life, there is a silver lining to some bad experiences. Mainly, you can use what you’ve learned to help others navigate a rough patch. A recent article published by the grassroots organization Collective Evolution asked a handful of people in recovery to share their best…