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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Experimenting With Inspiration

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

Faith and belief can be hard to come by as men who have lived with the struggle of addiction in their lives. Being men, and being men who have been addicted, aren’t even necessarily influential factors, though these facts play … Read More

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Trusting In Time

In Recovery, Treatment by Tree House Recovery

Addiction robs us of our ability to trust in just about anything or anyone. The drugs and alcohol we grow addicted to take on a human-like quality and intentionally funnel our trust into only one place- the place of intoxication. … Read More

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The Moment Of Letting Go

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse There’s an element of control to holding on and refusing to let go. Depending on what we’re holding on to, what it … Read More

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Can Just Two Questions Help Predict Alcoholism?

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Listen to the stories men tell about their drinking careers throughout the course of their sobriety and you’ll hear one thing in particular change: the development of their alcoholism. Most men come to realize that their alcoholism, meaning their alcoholic … Read More

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What Defines Abnormal Drinking?

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Isn’t this how everyone drinks? Many a man who is living in the developmental stages of chronic alcoholism has asked himself this question. He sees his friends getting drunk. He sees his colleagues getting drunk. He might have grown up … Read More

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The Benefits Of Love

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

In our previous blog post we talked about how the harmful ideals of toxic masculinity can negatively affect men’s mental health. The American Psychological Association outlined specific issues in masculine ideology which were especially hurtful to young men which included … Read More

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What Happens When Our Fathers Die?

In mental health by Tree House Recovery

The relationship between son and father is multi-dimensional, deeply complicated, and inexpressibly important. Men who have strained relations, of any kind, with their father, often face great emotional distress and issue. The trauma of abandonment, neglect, or rejection from a … Read More