Setting achievable goals through small steps
“Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once.” — Al-Anon meditation
The beginning of recovery is an exciting time, as you set new goals and dream of new opportunities for your life. But things can quickly become overwhelming as you learn new habits and navigate unknown situations.
The important thing to remember is that you have a long journey ahead of you. As the cliché goes, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. To be successful, you need to set achievable goals — and that means small, simple steps.
Reconnect, get inspired, celebrate sobriety at our annual picnic
If you’ve never been to our alumni picnic, you’re truly missing out. This annual family event is a highlight of summer for the Olalla Recovery Centers community. We celebrate recovery together and get a chance to reconnect with those we haven’t heard from in a while.
For those struggling with their recovery journey, there’s no better place to be. Some of our alumni are celebrating 20 or 30 years of recovery — and hearing their stories is a moment of pride for our staff and a beacon of encouragement for other alums.
Think holistically — focus on body, mind and soul
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” — Hippocrates
Recovery from any disease requires a holistic approach, and substance-addiction recovery is no different. You need to work on the whole you, not just your body — without a healthy and strong mind and soul, physical healing will be challenging.
Olalla Recovery Centers’ in-patient rehabilitation program helps you get on the right path by offering holistic programs such as yoga, meditation and acupuncture. But recovery is a lifelong process and you need to continue taking care of your whole health after discharge.
Staying sober — and making the most out of summer
After record-breaking rains, I’m happy that summer is finally here. We are blessed to be surrounded by such beautiful scenery in our neck of the woods — and all the fantastic recreational activities that come with that.
For many, school is out and this is the best time to enjoy activities with the family and spend time outside. But if you’re in recovery, this may be a challenging time because the longer days may remind you of that phase in your life when having a good time was synonymous with drinking or using drugs.
Is the Opioid Epidemic Affecting You or a Loved One? Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late
Opioid overdose killed almost as many people in the United States in 2015 as car crashes did. Misuse and addiction to opioids has become a national public-health crisis. Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, including heroin and prescription opioids.
Opioid addiction can affect anyone, at any age. Even people who have legitimate prescriptions for serious health conditions.