Loving yourself while recovering from an addiction is an important piece to a successful life in recovery. While using, many emotions live inside the addict such as fear, shame, and guilt. These emotions are difficult to face but is necessary to the healing process. The following ways to improve self-love will help you to move past these emotions and move forward into a life filled with love and positivity. Understand the Disease of Addiction Remembering that addiction is a disease that affects a person's brain is sometimes difficult to understand to those who don't suffer from addiction. When using, the
Celebrating 25 Years of Gambling Recovery Twenty-five years have come and gone since the beginning of our Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery Program first started. What started out as a meeting for Gambler's Anonymous turned into a fully functioning residential program for men and women that still continues to this day. 1990 - 1999 Project Turnabout began to receive calls from individuals concerned about a friend/family members gambling, wondering what they could do. An informational meeting for Gamblers Anonymous was held at Project Turnabout. One of our counselors, Sandi B., attended training for compulsive gambling counseling.
Music can be a powerful tool. It has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to your mental health. It can alter your mood, enhance your attention and learning experiences, as well as calm anxiety and decrease stress. (source) We’ve put together a list of feel-good, upbeat, and inspirational songs to help boost your mood and input some positive messages in your day. If you have a favorite song that helps lift your mood when you need it, please share below in the comments section!
The Alumni Art Project is All About Helping Find Hope Wow, we made it through the holidays and now jumping into a new year with feet on the ground running! Momentum is a good thing. Growth is a good thing. It means we’re helping people find hope for a better life, and freedom from their addiction. The Alumni Art Project is all about helping find hope. I’m excited to share an update with you on this effort launched by Project Turnabout in 2016. Our Art Committee selected 13 original pieces submitted by alumni, family members, or persons connected with Project Turnabout to be displayed in our Family/Education Center building by
Project Turnabout Receives $100,000 from Otto Bremer Trust to Update Key Business Systems Granite Falls MN; January 3, 2017 - Project Turnabout Centers for Addiction Recovery announced a grant award of $100,000 from Otto Bremer Trust to support its nonprofit business operations in serving people and families who seek treatment for drug, alcohol or gambling addiction. The grant allows Project Turnabout to update, improve and expand its health and financial information systems to meet current and future patient needs. “For many people struggling with addiction, they turn to us at a time when they feel alone and hopeless. They want a
Ways to Kick Off Your Wellness Plans in 2017 With 2017 just around the corner and we all know what that means: wellness resolutions. Having a regular diet and exercise regimen is directly connected to your overall mental well-being, and thus is very important. We can mean well with our New Year's resolutions, but what we often don't account for is life intervening in our plans. Our family gets sick, children have us running after them constantly, we miss one workout or eat a piece of pizza then give up. We are all too hard on ourselves and forget that it takes more than a week to make a change in our lives. Here are some things from
Addiction isn’t something that you go through alone. The chaos of it all will create a ripple effect onto family members that can last a lifetime. All of the stress, hiding, lying, and other negative aspects of the disease can tear homes apart. Sometimes it can be hard to believe, but your family is your biggest support group. No one wants to see the ones they love in pain. Getting back to a place of trust and respect can be hard, but getting family involved is a vital piece of the journey to recovery. Start the Family Healing Process While the addict is using, the family members are often left home alone. The problem is usually not
Alcoholism: An Overlooked Addiction When you hear the phrases “I wasn’t even planning on going out last night” or “I don’t remember anything,” what comes to mind? Are these common phrases you hear? Most people would think it is just the words of a person who had a little too much fun the night before, or is it more than that? In a society that has been accepting of drinking for hundreds of years, alcohol addiction can be too easily overlooked. Why is this? Perhaps because the signs and symptoms they say are red flags have now become social norms in college towns and cities big and small across the country. With the holidays
Project Turnabout: Making Progress in 2016 A new year is just around the corner. We would like to take a moment and reflect on some of our proudest moments of 2016 as we look forward to 2017. 8th Annual Alumni and Friends Reunion On September 10th, 2016, we held our Annual Alumni and Friends Reunion at our main campus in Granite Falls, MN. With over 350+ people in attendance (a new record!), a wonderful day was had by all. We met families, played games, enjoyed hayrides and music, shared stories and laughter, and celebrated recovery together on the beautiful autumn day. For the 8th year in a row, the Granite Falls Fire
Addiction Can Break an Entire Family... When a person suffers from addiction, it doesn't just affect their life, but the life of their loved ones as well. At first, this problem is allowed to continue and to grow. Time and time again we will let them keep making the same mistakes. Because don't want to hurt anyone or risk losing someone we care about, we start to become the ones who are lost; the ones who are broken. When it comes to the ones we care for the most, we want to be there and truly believe we can help them on our own. As the problem worsens and things become more broken, the family starts to break as well. This road we take