Feeling Gratitude In Long Term Treatment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, one of our residents wrote a blog about his new found feelings of gratitude. I am coming up on five months of sobriety. I find myself feeling gratitude for many people, places, and things. The most important thing I am grateful for is my sobriety, without it nothing else is […]

Long Term Drug Rehab Program

12-Step Recovery Residents attend 12 step meetings regularly, work with a sponsor, complete the 12 steps and fulfill a service commitment. Experience shows that active 12 step recovery participation and understanding helps sustain recovery post formal treatment. Residents develop a strong recovery foundation they later draw upon post treatment. Through 12 step meetings, residents learn […]

12 Step Conventions

In the young adult drug treatment program, Blueprints For Recovery, I have been fortunate enough to attend several recovery conventions. It is always a bunch of fun and I always leave with a great sense of fellowship. There is a lot of recovery at the events. It is inspiring to see hundreds of other people […]

Step One Of 12 Steps

Step one is the foundation of 12-step recovery. The first step clearly outlines the wreckage created by the individuals addiction. The first step first has two main points. The first main point is the unmanageability created by the individuals addiction. The young adult in drug rehab will begin to examine carefully how their addiction impacted […]

Long-Term Treatment’s Answer To Relapse

NEUROFEEDBACK- long term treatments answer to relapse 2006 Study boasts a 77% recovery rate for addicts getting Neurofeedback in Treatment It’s come to my attention, recently, that Neurofeedback has reached a “tipping point” if you will (with the general public and specifically in addiction treatment circles). This is good news to me because I have […]

Addiction And The Attachment Connection

I have had many teachers and mentors, from their research and specializations I have accumulated my skills. Among these teachers are Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Allan Schore, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Daniel Stern, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Dr. Stephen Porges, Mary Main, Dr. John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, and the Boston Change Group. I thank all […]

Living Meaningfully

An important aspect of recovery is becoming a part of our families again, returning to our communities, and finding or reinventing meaningful work. One of the important things that Blueprints for Recovery offers their clients is a new opportunity to practice living meaningfully. Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, recently reminded me of The Great […]