Creative Connection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Community and Connection are critical in early recovery from addictions of all kinds.  Getting clean and staying clean can be difficult for several reasons; it can also feel lonely when the people that are closest to us – in the environment and in our hearts – may not completely understand what we’re going through.  Worse, […]

Value-Based Action: Transformation Step 3

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” The Tao te Ching   Finally! Step 3. I won’t say this is the most important part of Transformation. It’s not. Walking forward without Awareness and Acceptance just doesn’t work very well when what we’re looking for is deep change — Step 1 and Step 2 […]

Acceptance: Transformation Step 2

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Nathaniel Brandon “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today” (The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. “Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is…” Michael J. Fox It took me a long time to get right […]

Open the Windows of Awareness: Transformation Step 1

“The first step toward change is awareness.” Nathaniel Brandon “To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.” Eric Hoffer “Awareness is the first step in healing.” Dean Ornish Here’s the truth. If we can’t see something, we can’t do anything about it. We’ll just keep doing the […]

Developing and Communicating Boundaries

Boundary work is one of my favorite subjects. My rock-solid belief is that living a life with healthy boundaries leads to greater joy, fewer resentments, and more compassion all the way around. I also know that many people, myself included, were not raised with healthy boundary-setting skills.  The truth is, most of the people that […]

The Spiraling Path of Best-Self

“Growth is a spiral process. Doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.” —Julia Margaret Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way “Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our […]

When is an Intervention necessary?

Interventions are something that every drug addict or alcoholic must have at some point. To understand when a professional, organized intervention is necessary one must understand what that means. Living a life with active addiction creates various sorts of interventions to occur; whether it be by the cops, a significant other, a boss, maybe even […]

Family Support Group

Luna Recovery Services offers a FREE Family Support Group every Wednesday from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Please encourage family members at the time of admission to participate on Wednesday. There is no time-limit to attendance, family members are welcome to attend as long as desired. The primary goal of this meeting is to underscore the dos […]

Aftercare vs. Continuing Care

Aftercare vs. Continuing Care Often in dealing with addiction many people have a misconception of the severity of the disease, and what it takes to recover from it. Before being able to understand the importance of continuing care compared to aftercare when it comes to the successful treatment of addiction it is vital to understand […]

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM—WITH CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM—WITH CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS   If Houston rarely appears on “ten best places to live” lists, the Bayou City nonetheless has much to offer: mild winters; good spring and fall weather; regular intercultural exposure; an active parks and recreation system; and opportunities in every industry from energy to hospitality to higher education […]

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