Addicted Mothers

Mother’s Day was yesterday and a real mix of emotions for addicted mothers. At Action Recovery, we find great satisfaction in helping people from all walks of life break free from addiction, and some of our greatest joy comes when we help addicted mothers escape the hell of addiction and reclaim their lives for themselves […]

By |May 13th, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Addicted Mothers

Addiction—Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain?

Hi, this is Rick Visser. In my 30 plus years as a substance abuse counselor, I have often heard professionals and recovering addicts express the belief that drug and alcohol addiction are primarily about people running away from, avoiding and self-medicating the stress, pain and pressures of life. While I believe that […]

By |May 7th, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Addiction—Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain?

Prevent Overdose Deaths!

As a drug and alcohol rehab program, it’s our daily privilege and opportunity to work hand-in-hand with those who struggle with drug addiction. In virtually ever case, those in recovery have multiple friends and/or family members who have died from an overdose. With drug use comes the all-too-familiar and tragic reality of OD death. A […]

By |April 29th, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Prevent Overdose Deaths!

What’s Your Addiction “Rock Bottom”?

So, one of the BIG questions that often comes up with drug and alcohol addiction is, “When do you know you’ve hit rock bottom and you’re ready to get into rehab?”

After 30 years as a drug and alcohol addiction counselor, I will tell you that “rock bottom” is different for everyone. For some, all it […]

By |March 1st, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on What’s Your Addiction “Rock Bottom”?

Do you have a “Love Addiction”?

Love is in the air!

With Valentines Day around the corner “love is in the air.” But love can take many different forms, even the face of addiction. You may be wondering, what does “love addiction” have to do with Action Recovery Group, a drug and alcohol rehab facility???  One of the things that can create […]

By |February 6th, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Do you have a “Love Addiction”?

Are You Truly Motivated to Recover?

“Why can’t he just stop using?“ “Why won’t she change?” These are common questions/frustrations felt by those who love and care about individuals suffering with alcohol or drug addiction. The consequences of substance abuse are immense, yet the addict often doesn’t want to recognize “life out of control” as a compelling enough reason to change. […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Are You Truly Motivated to Recover?

A “Reverse New Year’s Resolution”?

Here’s an excerpt from a great article on setting a “Reverse New Year’s Resolution,” or “How to Stay Clean and Sober”—

. . . if you approach it on a moment-to-moment basis, with head down and vision focused on the here and now, lasting sobriety can be achieved, one tiny piece at a time. Only at […]

By |January 9th, 2019|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on A “Reverse New Year’s Resolution”?

Holiday Blues and Addiction

We all know that the holidays can be a time of ups and downs emotionally. We can feel loneliness,excitement, anxiety, happiness, sadness and joy—all one right after the other! It can be like an emotional roller coaster ride! The worst part is the these “holiday blues” can make us more vulnerable to drug and alcohol […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Holiday Blues and Addiction

Drunk on Halloween–the Mask

Holidays can be a big trigger for us addicts. One we don’t often think about is Halloween. It’s a holiday we learned to love early on as kids. We could put on a mask and be anything–a princess, a ninja, a villain or superhero, a monster. Even as adults we still love the idea of […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Drunk on Halloween–the Mask

Let’s Talk Recovery Utah–Podcast!

Check out the latest episode from our podcast:  Let’s Talk Recovery Utah.
How to Help an Addicted Loved One AND Take Care of Your Own Healing
Christine openly shares what it’s like to be married to an addict; how to STOP enabling; setting and enforcing boundaries; making the addict responsible for their own recovery; looking to your […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Recovery Utah–Podcast!