Talking to your teens is one of the most important things you can do!
Statistics show that Parents and Guardians talking with (and listening to) their children increases the rate of them making healthy positive choices. Click on this link to learn how to talk with your child about today’s important issues. You will find a downloadable Table Talks pdf, developed by Steered Straight, Inc., that will help you continue a weekly conversation concerning teen drugs and alcohol use, peer pressure, gang violence and more.
Now is the perfect time to begin a conversation with your child. Please reach out to Steered Straight if you have any questions.
The Importance of Living a Healthy Lifestyle During Recovery
By Harp Treatment Center
Recovery from addiction is not easy and staying sober is a daily battle. However, living a healthy lifestyle during the process increases a person’s chances of remaining sober.
It’s important for recovering addicts to practice a variety of relapse prevention techniques. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is an extremely effective relapse prevention method for any addict. Eating a well-rounded diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining self-care will aid in the prevention of relapse and promote lifelong healthy habits.
The following steps for maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help addicts during the recovery phase as well as for the rest of their life. Please go to the full story to learn more about each of these steps.
- Focus on Nutrition
- Get Moving
- Get Some Sleep
- Find Daily Purpose
Learning to manage stress and stay healthy takes time, patience, and, at times, professional guidance. From the time someone enters detox to the time they complete their rehab program and begin the aftercare phase, it is crucial to make health a top priority by eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, and practicing stress management techniques.
Finding Help for a Loved One through an Intervention
Many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs do not think they have a problem, or know that they do but do not know how to get help. If this is the case with your loved one, you may want to consider holding an intervention, which is an attempt to get someone to seek help.
People struggling with addictions are often unable to understand how their behaviors affect themselves or the people around them. They may deny that they have problems or be unwilling to seek treatment. It is critical not to wait for addicts to seek help by themselves, often they cannot see the extent of their serious and life-threatening problems.
Drug intervention programs can help and work to get the addicted into a treatment program before things get really bad. Michael DeLeon is a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) who has worked with addicts from all over the country and of all ages. If you know someone who needs help with addiction, please give us a call at 1-856-691-6676 to schedule an intervention, it could literally save their life!
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Michael DeLeon will speak to Northwest Regional Correctional Center, Northwest Regional Christian Church, Care & Share Homeless Mission, Douglas Place Treatment Facility, Celebrate Recovery Meeting, and the University of North Dakota. And that is only 3 days of the Tour’s busy schedule. Go Recovery Army!