first year of sobriety

Surviving Your First Year Sobriety

Completing treatment is the first step to your ongoing journey in sobriety. After receiving the help you need, it may feel daunting to go back into the world. Perhaps you used to drink at sporting events, parties, or any social event and are now asking yourself, how could you possibly attend these events without drinking?…

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Dealing with a Codependent Partner

Codependency is a relationship that means there is an excessive emotional and psychological dependence on a partner. Often, this relationship requires the support or enabling of an addiction. This balance of both parties involved in a codependent relationship is harmful. Typically the person who is enabling the addicted loved one is labeled as the codependent.…

exercise and addiction recovery

How Exercise can Help Addiction Recovery

Exercise has a powerful effect on physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. Often, when people who are experiencing any stress can go on a walk or run, they begin to feel better. Having your heart pump enough to release endorphins is a natural way to make your body feel great. Regular exercise has numerous effects on…

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Benefits of Family Counseling

Addiction impacts the entire family system. Caring for a loved one struggling with substance abuse can cause considerable stress on family members. Fortunately, being involved in a family therapy program is instrumental to the recovery process. Family counseling is a great way to strengthen bonds and reconstruct relationships. When individual family members are prudent in…

Benefits of One on One Therapy

Benefits of One-on-One Therapy

Individual therapy is a treatment option where you have the opportunity to work with a therapist one on one. One-on-one therapy allows you to work through a variety of issues that you’re trying to overcome during your addiction treatment program. This therapeutic option is quite useful for those facing mental health conditions and specific emotional…

types of schizophrenia

4 Types of Schizophrenia

You may notice your perception of reality differs from that of other people. However, you don’t know exactly what’s wrong. If you have schizophrenia, you may turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate the confusion, pain, and discomfort of suffering from a problematic mental health illness. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie,…

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Mixing Painkillers with Alcohol

Painkiller addiction is a substantial problem in the United States. Mixing alcohol with painkillers can lead to severe consequences for your health and well-being. You can receive help for your painkiller and alcohol addiction at Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas. In the meantime, learn more about the dangers of mixing alcohol with painkillers and…

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Finding the Right Outpatient Rehab

Finding the right outpatient rehab facility for your needs starts with understanding what an outpatient rehab center is and the types of addiction treatment available. Learn the benefits of a qualified outpatient addiction treatment program such as the ones available at Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas. What Is an Outpatient Rehab Program? Many clients…