A vintage illustration of the holiday season’s end depicts a wizened old man alongside a diapered baby. These are classic representations of the year almost gone and the new year aborning: Out with the old, in with the new. Painful memories can make the holidays a time of despair, but we shouldn’t allow the past to
Ahhhh, the holidays. For many of us, the one time each year that we gather with the entire family (parents and siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, distant cousins, great uncles, those aunts and uncles that aren’t even related to us, yet always seem to be around, step-everythings, in-laws!?… you get the idea) to celebrate the
You have used again. You have longed for the escape from your life, your problems and the over stimulation of the world. You take that one drink or that one hit and then you feel the hot sweat of shame making it’s way into your stomach, your chest, and your knees. You want to hide.
The doors open and after thirty days in a treatment center, away from family, work and life it is no wonder most patients simply want to get on with life in sobriety. Patients longing to begin a fresh start. But many begin in the unreliable pink cloud of recovery. But there is another cloud waiting
Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, in a beautiful land of 182 acres of prairie located just south of the Twin Cities, stood a young man ready to return to his world. After a few months of treatment he was going home to his family, his job, and his restored health.
Resolutions and goals. Parties, family and alcohol. It is that time of year, again. Approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the top resolutions are weight loss, exercise, stopping smoking, better money management and debt reduction.” – Psychology Today The excitement of a resolution can die off quickly. Making resolutions
“Together we must continue to face addiction because no one should ever have to overcome addiction alone.” – Huffington Post Your recovery becomes a reality at Beauterre Recovery Institute. “Treatment enables people to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects on their brain and behavior and regain control of their lives.” – Drug Abuse While Beauterre is
Halloween opens the door to a stream of holidays that can be potential quicksand for anyone in recovery. Routines are interrupted, family gathering overflow with the abundance of food and drink, and stress levels rise. Holidays Can Be Relapse Triggers “Alcohol and drug use are often exacerbated during the holidays, especially on Christmas and New