January 12, 2016
Mindfulness, Scattered Thoughts

Mastering the Art of Mindfulness

There is a story in Zen circles about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the man on the horse is going somewhere important. Another man, standing alongside the road, shouts, “Where are you going?” and the first man replies, “I don’t know! Ask the horse, we don’t know where we are going and we can’t stop.” The horse is our habit energy pulling us along, and we are powerless. We are always running, and it has become a habit. We struggle all the time, even during our sleep. We are at war within ourselves, and we can easily start a war with […]
December 12, 2015
Tips for Recovering Addicts

Dreading Xmas? 5 Trigger Tips for Addiction Recovery

Our Substance Abuse Recovery Experts Offer Tips on How to Avoid Conflict this Holiday Season.  The holidays are a bittersweet time for individuals and families going through addiction recovery. Christmas represents a time of gratitude, forgiveness, family, and reconnecting.  For many addicts, returning home also stirs up anxiety from unmet expectations and grief over past trauma. This often causes emotional pressure and stress from spending time with people you feel uncomfortable around. The holidays create an unfortunate perfect storm for relapse. You and your family can be aware of and prepare for triggers that could lead to an emotional explosion. Here are 5 tips to minimize triggers as you traverse the […]
December 8, 2015
Life values balance

Determining and Balancing Values

At Chateau Recovery, we view addiction as a co-occurring disorder. We believe that substance abuse and mental health issues are often symbiotic in nature, and it is important to us to treat each client holistically. Many drug and alcohol rehab centers only focus on the substance abuse in addiction therapy. This article is focused on life values, which can be identified and striven for to achieve overall mental wellness.  What are Values?  Values help you define your purpose and direction in life; they are those things that are most precious and meaningful to you.  Values and goals are not exactly the same thing.  While both goals and values can guide and direct you […]
December 1, 2015
group therapy

How to Make Group Therapy More Meaningful

As one of the premier rehab centers in Utah, we strive to educate those around us on how to make the most out of their treatment. With the help of one of our seasoned group therapists, we have compiled a list of what one should and shouldn’t consider when participating in group therapy. What to do:  Start the group process. Set an agenda of what you would like to work on in group by defining your concern(s) in here and now terms. Encourage group focus.  Be aware of how your issues are presented in the context of the group relationship. Be more trusting and trustworthy. You are trusting when you […]
November 6, 2015

Why Don’t You Just Quit?

When your loved one comes home from addiction treatment the real journey is about to begin.  We wanted to share this article as we found it to be informative and helpful to families and friends supporting a loved one in recovery. For convenience the article is listed here as well: They’re BAAaaack! What should you do when he comes home from treatment? What Now? When the recovering person comes home from treatment, the real journey is about to begin. They have just been immersed in a crash course—Everything you need to know about addiction and how to live substance free. Coming home is an important event. How successfully will your husband […]
November 6, 2015

Struggling with Addiction and Loneliness

What roles do isolation and loneliness play in your addiction? Individuals who struggle with addiction often find that they feel disconnected from others, either because they have pushed others away or because others feel the need to separate themselves from you during your active addiction.   Isolation is the experience of being separated from others. This can be reality or one’s perception of reality. As human beings, we are created for connection. Feelings of isolation go against our need for human connection and can therefore contribute to addictive patterns of behavior. We have an innate need to bond with someone or something. In addiction, that something becomes the drug.   […]
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