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Building Stronger Relationships in Recovery

diverse friends or family sharing a meal - building relationshipsBuilding stronger relationships with friends and family promotes lasting sobriety by expanding your support network. However, if you’ve been neglecting these relationships in favor of substance abuse, the process of strengthening connections can feel overwhelming.

Tips for Building Strong Relationships

It’s not going to be easy, nor will it happen overnight. Building strong relationships with loved ones takes consistent time and effort. Follow these tips from Waypoint Recovery Center‘s South Carolina drug and alcohol addiction treatment center to help you start reconnecting with friends and family.


Using Music to Support Your Recovery

older man at home drinking coffee and listening to musicDanish author Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Multiple studies have shown that music can be a powerful tool to promote physical, emotional, and cognitive change and growth. At Waypoint Recovery Center, we encourage our clients to take a holistic approach to maintaining their sobriety. This includes tapping into the healing power of music.

Ways Music Can Be Beneficial to Your Recovery Journey


Is Working from Home Revealing Signs of a Substance Use Disorder?

stressed woman working at homeWorking at home is becoming increasingly common due to the safety concerns posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Many of the country’s biggest employers are allowing employees to work from home until the end of 2020. Some, such as Facebook, have even said employees would be allowed to work from home till summer 2021 to better accommodate the remote learning needs of their children.

Some Are Struggling


Drinking More During COVID-19? Blackouts Are a Sign You May Need Addiction Treatment

black and white image of woman reaching for a beer in refrigerator full of beer bottles - blackoutsGrowing evidence suggests that the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is leading to an increase in risky drinking behavior. According to a recent Nielsen report, sales of at-home alcohol have spiked 27% since the start of the pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration report that the number of people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse is increasing steadily throughout the United States, with the greatest percentage in areas where the coronavirus has hit hardest.


How Creative Pursuits Can Help You Beat the Pandemic Blues

young man sitting in room practicing guitar - creative sideIf you’ve suddenly found yourself with more free time on your hands due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. To fight boredom, boost your mood, and keep yourself on track with your recovery efforts, consider using this time to explore your creative side.

Benefits of Creativity for People in Recovery

For people in recovery, creative pursuits can:


Learning to Deal with Uncertainty Without Putting Your Recovery at Risk

middle age woman doing exercises at home - uncertaintyNone of us can predict the future, no matter how much we try. However, the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has made it particularly difficult for people in recovery to continue moving forward in their quests to build lives free from the burden of addiction. If you’re struggling with how COVID-19 has upended your career, finances, relationships, and treatment plans, this post will offer some tips to help you cope with uncertainty without putting your recovery at risk.

Acknowledge Your Feelings


How to HALT Cravings During COVID-19

What Is HALT?

black and white image of man holding his hand out in a stop gesture - HALT - COVID-19Many people in recovery have found that the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it more difficult to manage their cravings. However, keep in mind the HALT acronym, which can help you remember your triggers and proactively manage your recovery. HALT stands for:

  • Hungry
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Tired