The Tree House Recovery Addiction Blog is a made up of contributors from our Staff and other leaders in the addiction treatment field. Our blog is a resource for men struggling with addiction and the family members and friends who want to help. We write to educate, empower and inspire men with drug and alcohol addictions and show them that a sober-happy life is attainable and sustainable.

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Caffeine and Recovery

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are a ritualized part of daily life. We grab coffee with friends, brew it first thing in the morning, and sip on it during meetings. Caffeine is a stimulant that can often help us … Read More

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Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

Americans look at their phones an average of 47 times each day according to a study conducted by the Deloitte Institute. Screens are everywhere and they often interfere with our ability to be fully present. Research has also shown that … Read More

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The Fall Equinox and Recovery: A Metaphor

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

The fall equinox, also called the autumnal equinox, will happen on September 23rd this year. This celestial event happens once a year and signals the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. There are four solar checkpoints throughout the year … Read More

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Transitioning into Fall: Meditations

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

The transition from summer to fall can be a jarring one, especially in Portland, when the autumn months often mean the return of dreary days and rain. Transitional periods are times of growth, reflection, and moving forward and as such, … Read More

How Sunlight Boosts Mood

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

The Science of Sunlight We all know that special feeling of levity and excitement when we spend even a few moments in the sun. The sun is our main energy source on this planet and as such, is vital for … Read More

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Is There a Cure for Addiction?

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

We hear a lot about the fact that addiction is a disease that can be treated. Addiction is considered a chronic and recurring illness. While we can and do recover from our addictive behaviors, it’s misleading to say that there’s … Read More