yogaMany unhealthy behaviours begin as a coping mechanism or a way of filling a spiritual void. As a result, people in treatment must learn to deal with their emotions and environment in healthier ways. Practicing yoga is an excellent complement to conventional chemical dependency treatment. A 12-step program and the eight-fold path of yoga both emphasize truth, meditation, surrendering to a higher power, and developing self-awareness, while healing body, mind, and spirit.


The American Yoga Association –

USA Yoga –


meditationWhen people are in the early stages of recovery, they can often experience a kind of mental fuzziness. They may struggle to think clearly as their mind adjusts to life without substance or other abuse. This is can also be a time when emotions are erratic. Those who fail to cope with these challenges in early recovery are more likely to relapse. Mindfulness meditation can be a great tool at all stages of sobriety. It gives people more control over their emotions and increases mental clarity.

American Meditation


readingThere are huge benefits to reading while you are working a program or attending individual therapy as it adds another layer to the work you are doing. There are books on practically every subject covered within the site and many contain helpful tests and strategies to propel you forwards on your journey. It is something you can do in your time, at your own pace and helps to embed all that you learn at your meetings and therapy more deeply into your conscious as well as subconscious.



Counselling / Therapy

counsellingCounselling is often described as talk therapy or behavioural therapy, and it is one of the most important components in healthy recovery.

With some treatment programs, group therapy and individual therapy are recommended. Other courses of treatment may simply recommend individual counselling. People who have drug, alcohol or other issues can benefit from counselling, regardless of the type of counselling that they choose to participate in.

There are a variety of techniques used in counselling sessions, but they all have the same primary purpose: to help people change their behavioural patterns so that they can be successful in their attempt to stop unhealthy behaviour and learn how to lead healthy, productive lives.

Association for Counseling & Therapy –

American Counseling Association Online education –

International Association Of Counselors & Therapists –

British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists –


Residential Recovery

res-recoveryThe benefits of a residential addiction recovery program occur on all levels of treatment: physical, psychological and emotional. You are giving yourself the gift of time and focus when you choose to support your recovery process in an inpatient addiction treatment facility short or long term.RRe

Clouds House –
Priory Group –

Five Sisters Ranch –
Hazelden –
Caron –
Onsite Workshops –
Pine Grove –
The Refuge –
Cottonwood –
Addiction Center –

South Africa
Oasis Counselling Centre –

12 Step Programs

12-stepsThere are few places in the world where you’ll find more honesty, courage, and support than in a 12 step meeting. It’s one of the most amazing experiences you can have. 12 step groups are an important resource of recovery for two reasons. First, they’re effective, millions of people have recovered through them. Second, they’re free and universally available. To find a meeting near you or to help others see below:-

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous –

ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics –

Al-Anon/Alateen, for friends and families of alcoholics –

CA – Cocaine Anonymous

CLA – Clutterers Anonymous

CMA – Crystal Meth Anonymous

Co-Anon, for friends and family of addicts

CoDA – Co-Dependents Anonymous, for people working to end patterns of dysfunctional relationships and develop functional and healthy relationships

COSA – formerly Codependents of Sex Addicts –

DA – Debtors Anonymous

EA – Emotions Anonymous, for recovery from mental and emotional illness

FA – Families Anonymous, for relatives and friends of addicts –

FA – Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous –

FAA – Food Addicts Anonymous –

GA – Gamblers Anonymous –

Gam-Anon/Gam-A-Teen, for friends and family members of problem gamblers –

MA – Marijuana Anonymous – www.

Methadone Anonymous Support –

NA – Narcotics Anonymous

NAIL – Neurotics Anonymous, for recovery from mental and emotional illness –

Nar-Anon, for friends and family members of addicts –

NicA – Nicotine Anonymous

OA – Overeaters Anonymous –

OLGA – Online Gamers Anonymous –

PA – Pills Anonymous, for recovery from prescription pill addiction –

SA – Sexaholics Anonymous –

SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous –

SCA – Sexual Compulsives Anonymous –

SIA – Survivors of Incest Anonymous –

SLAA – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous –

SRA – Sexual Recovery Anonymous –

UA – Underearners Anonymous –

WA – Workaholics Anonymous –


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