August 4, 2020

The Art of Storytelling | Learning from the Past

Storytelling as a TraditionThe art of storytelling has long been a respected skill and an important tradition in many cultures. Over the course of history, community elders and their stories have been regarded as a treasure trove of society's knowledge, history, and wisdom. Older members of a community were...

March 6, 2020

Acceptance is the Key to Long-Term Recovery

The first of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) reads: "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable." Once you can acknowledge that you have a problem with alcohol or substance use, then you can begin taking action.Long-term recovery is possible for all who...

December 6, 2019

Paying Your Recovery Forward

At Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat, we would like to commend everyone in recovery who navigated Thanksgiving clean and sober. As we mentioned last week, major holidays can be taxing for people working a program, especially for those in early recovery.Making it through the holiday is no...

October 26, 2017

Writing in Addiction Recovery

In the field of addiction recovery, we cannot over-stress the importance of putting pen to paper. Addicts and alcoholics, naturally, have a lot going on inside in need of processing. Feelings and experiences that are so raw the thought of saying them aloud might be too much to bear...

September 2, 2016

Helping Others Find Recovery

In any given city or town in the United States, one can find a 12-Step meeting of recovery. Behind the closed doors, recovering addicts and alcoholics form circles and share their experience, strength and hope with one another. They do so anonymously, without fears of judgement or scrutiny. While...

April 3, 2016

“MARKETERS?” LET’S CALL THEM WHAT THEY ARE – “PARIAHS”

Something is rotten in the state of Florida. "Junkie hunters," or rather human pariah's who operate under the guise of "marketers" are recruiting addicts in the rehab capital of the world to earn a quick dollar. It's a gross abuse of a broken system - one which is in...

February 12, 2016

WHAT IS A “GATEWAY” DRUG?

We've come a long way since the days of "Reefer Madness," the 1936 cautionary and highly exaggerated propaganda film, depicting marijuana as a scary and mind-controlling substance. In fact, instead of warning our children of the powerful and dangerous effects of cannabis, we are legalizing the use of the...

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