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“Asking for a Friend”

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

When people find out you’re recovering from addiction, they may have questions. Often, these questions come from a place of concern. People are often surprised to learn that a friend or a relative has a substance use issue and they … Read More

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Under-promise and Over-deliver 

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

When we are newly sober, the world is full of both fear and possibilities. We no longer have our crutches to rely on and are dealing with life on our own terms. Nonetheless, being actually IN CONTROL sounds incredibly liberating … Read More

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Is There Real Hope in EMDR? 

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Our recovery is highly dependent on the quality of the aftercare we receive. Not that every case is going to be the same, but there is a good chance that if you or a loved one is reading this has … 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

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Feeling Out of Control? 

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

While we can’t control everything, we can control our responses to the world around us. Here’s how to feel empowered, more in control, and gain increased peace. Recovery is a time of tremendous peaks and valleys. Negative thoughts and feelings … Read More

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Codependency: How to Spot It

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

We hear the term “codependency” in a lot in recovery circles. It refers to an intense psychological and emotional dependence on someone else (usually, but not always, a romantic partner). The term was originally used in AA to refer to … Read More

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How to Surrender

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

We know that the idea of surrender is extremely important to the recovery process. Sometimes surrendering references the 12-Step program, the idea of recovery, or to the fact that we have a problem. In early recovery, the idea of surrendering … Read More