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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Dating Addicts in Recovery

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

As addicts, we don’t have the best track record for being able to avoid temptations; with this understanding, it becomes important to understand non-substance related temptations which can lead to a regression in progress or even a relapse back into … Read More

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Goal-Setting in Recovery

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Once we have made the decision to get sober, the initial phase of recovery can be a confusing and frustrating time if we don’t have a game plan yet formulated. These feelings of confusion and anxiety are perfectly normal and … Read More

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The Wisdom of Taking Risks

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

It is ironic that as addicts we were extremely prone to engaging in high risk situations; whether it be driving intoxicated, stealing, or using illegal drugs. In our addictions we had no qualms with behaving in a manner that would … Read More

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Happiness Vs. Contentment

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

In a society in which momentary happiness and immediate gratification are paramount, it can be difficult to navigate through a landscape where one is searching for a deeply rich transformational experience. In order to make a proper distinction, we can … Read More

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White Knuckles

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

When we awaken from the nightmare that was our active addiction, we are essentially faced with 3 choices; we can go back living in our disease, we can choose the path of recovery, or we can try to remain sober … Read More

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Goal-Setting in Recovery

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

When first beginning to think about setting goals in recovery, we need to be able to ask ourselves what it is that we value most. If we are able to tap into an understanding of our values, we will be … Read More

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Conflict Management

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Part of the necessary steps of any quality recovery program is the process of adopting new ways to cope with stress and anxiety, battle states of depression, prevent relapses, and learn to manage conflicts. As human beings, one of our … Read More

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Avoiding Comparisons

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

We live in a society that is nested within a hierarchical structure that rank orders individuals based off of a myriad of arbitrary and non-arbitrary measures of value. In other words, society ranks the individual’s value based on their job, … Read More

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The Illusion of Control

In mental health, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

The attempt to exercise control over various aspects of our lives is a natural and rational response to the realization that the world is chaotic and unpredictable. When we perceive that things are moving into a state of chaos, our … Read More

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Quality Over Quantity

In Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Counting the minutes, days, hours, weeks, and years we have been able to maintain sobriety is advantageous in recovery for many reasons. First, quantifying sober time helps direct the newcomer to individuals who have worked a solid recovery program and … Read More