recovery

Ten Keys to Recovery

This article, written by David Susman, discusses the ten keys to recovery and he identifies the ten keys as the following:

  1. finding hope
  2. asking for help
  3.  getting informed
  4. engaging in treatment
  5. seeking support
  6. developing a plan
  7.  taking action
  8. reconnecting with life
  9. sticking with recovery
  10.  helping others

Wherever you are in your journey of recovery, we here at West Grove Clinic, believe that there is hope in recovery and hope is exactly what we try to instill in our clients whether you are a participant in our Intensive Outpatient Program, our aftercare support group, or are seen individually we are here to help you along your journey to recovery.

Check out the full article here.

 

Sara Saunders, SAC-IT & Intern

 

Inside the Brain

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West Grove Clinic staff discovered a unique website founded by Paul Henry, a researcher of the neuropsychology of addictive behaviors, who is also a recovering addict. The site features a collection of articles discussing what the creator and his writing team believe about addictive behavior, neurobiology, and the relationship of stress/emotional regulation to addiction. The site offers information and support to both people experiencing addiction, and those who simply wish to learn more about the addiction.

Click below to check it out:

Inside the Brain

Happy reading!

 

Exercise & Recovery

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Most of us are aware that eating, sleeping, and connecting with others are basic human needs. What is not necessarily common knowledge being how addiction steps in and places itself first in the brain’s list of survival needs. The process of allowing the brain to heal and relearn its true survival needs can be aided through a routine exercise practice. Use the link below to learn more about how consistent exercise fosters a healthy hippocampus, and how this positively impacts recovery.

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By: Caitlyn Hummel, SAC-IT