internet research
June 9, 2022


We’ve all experienced the moment of anxiety that comes when we notice a new health-related symptom. Whether it’s physical or mental, any change can feel alarming. Often, our first response is to pull up our search engine of choice and attempt to figure out what is going on. While...

January 7, 2022

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Early Recovery

You may have heard that fewer than 10 percent of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. You may also have heard that recovery isn’t guaranteed. In either case, that’s the sort of pessimistic attitude that creates self-fulfilling prophecies of failure—and which can be particularly discouraging to hear when you’re...

holidays in recovery
November 19, 2021

Sober Holiday Tips

The busiest holiday season of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and the celebration of the New Year are filled with gatherings of family and friends, including special dinners and office parties. When you are in recovery, some sober holiday tips can help you manage...

sleep after rehab
March 18, 2021

Why Can’t I Sleep After Rehab?

While there are no records of sleep deprivation directly killing anyone, it abets many other causes of death. Forcing oneself to stay awake for long periods takes a heavy toll on physical health and sound judgment, even increasing suicide risk. Not that worrying about the consequences of sleeplessness will help. Anxiety and sleep difficulties feed on...

December 31, 2020

Recovery Goals in 2021

At Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat, we hope you had a safe and sober Christmas. If you kept your addiction recovery intact, you should be proud. Navigating significant holidays can be a considerable challenge, especially in early recovery.   The holidays can bring unwanted emotions, which can lead to...

December 15, 2020

An Attitude of Gratitude in Recovery

An attitude of gratitude is instrumental in maintaining a program of addiction recovery. Even when life is challenging, there is something you can find to be grateful for today. 2020 likely presented new challenges in your life, but your sobriety helped you overcome your difficulties. Your recovery is always...

November 3, 2020

A Restful Addiction Recovery

In early addiction recovery, men and women learn that it's necessary to replace old, unhealthy behaviors with new, beneficial ones. This will look different for each individual, of course, but some things are relatively consistent.  Once you are on the more comfortable end of your detox, specific actions are required...