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Understanding Guilt, Shame & Emotional Pain During Treatment

Posted by Janice Story on September 25, 2023 at 7:30 AM

September is Pain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing understanding and empathy around all kinds of pain, including the emotional and psychological suffering many of us go through. When it comes to emotional pain, guilt and shame often take center stage, becoming overwhelming barriers in the path to recovery.

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Topics: Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Healthy

Navigating the Silent Struggle: A Message for Suicide Awareness Month

Posted by Janice Story on September 19, 2023 at 7:30 AM

Hello, I'm Janice, part of the dedicated team at Soberman’s Estate specializing in Equine Therapy and Mindfulness Coaching. I’ve been sharing thoughts and insights through our blog for a year now, and today’s post is particularly close to my heart. September marks National Suicide Awareness Month, and I'm compelled to share a deeply personal perspective, rather than statistics or data points.

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Intervention, Mental Health

Labor Day Reflections: How Addiction Impacts the Workforce

Posted by Janice Story on September 4, 2023 at 7:15 AM

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of People in our workforce, and recognize the value of hard work and dedication. However, as we relax on this long weekend, it's also essential to consider the challenges that many workers face, particularly those affected by addiction. Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, or other substances, casts a long shadow over the workforce, impacting individuals, their families, and businesses in profound ways.

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Topics: Addiction, Substance Abuse, Impaired Professional

National Recovery Month: The Impact of Residential Treatment Centers

Posted by Janice Story on August 31, 2023 at 7:00 AM

As the golden hues of September embrace us, the national spotlight shifts to a cause of immense importance: National Recovery Month. For those unfamiliar, National Recovery Month is observed every September in the United States. It celebrates the gains made by those in recovery and sheds light on the positive impact that effective treatments can offer. This month, we can look into the unparalleled significance of residential treatment centers in the recovery journey.

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Topics: Treatment, Recovery

From Addiction to Recovery: Letting Go of Shame, Guilt, and Regret

Posted by Janice Story on August 21, 2023 at 7:30 AM

The intricate, winding path of addiction is often accompanied by the heavy weights of shame, guilt and regret. Making the transition from addiction to sobriety can be as much about healing our inner world as it is about breaking free from the physical and mental bonds of substance use. Below are some insights and steps that may help in releasing these burdens and embracing the new chance at life that recovery offers.

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, Healthy, Mental Health

The Importance of Creating Safety for those in Residential Treatment

Posted by Janice Story on August 14, 2023 at 12:07 PM

My name is Janice Story, I am the Equine and Meditation Coach at Soberman’s Estate. I know from my own personal experiences, that you cannot heal if you don’t feel safe in your surroundings or in your own body. I also understand how challenging it can be to recognize and find safety. When it comes to addiction treatment, the environment in which an individual recovers can significantly influence their journey to sobriety. In particular, the creation of a safe space within a residential treatment center can have profound effects on the recovery process. As leaders in alcohol and substance abuse treatment, we understand the crucial role such a setting plays and incorporate it into every aspect of our care model.

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Topics: Addiction, Treatment, Safety

Dutch: A Year of Healing with Soberman's Therapy Tortoise

Posted by Janice Story on August 10, 2023 at 9:52 AM

Dutch Michaelangelo Soberman “Dutch”, our beloved therapy tortoise, has been a member of our therapeutic team at Soberman's Estate for over a year now. He was introduced to us by Psychiatrist and Medical Expert, Dr. Michael Vines. Dr. Vines has been with Soberman’s Estate since 2019 and it was that year that he found Dutch, and at that time Dutch could fit comfortably in the palm of his hand.

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Topics: Treatment, Recovery, Mental Health, mindfulness

International Overdose Awareness Day: Unmasking the Silent Epidemic

Posted by Janice Story on July 31, 2023 at 7:00 AM

The Founder of Soberman’s Estate created this treatment center in honor of his brother Jeff Prager who passed away from an accidental opioid overdose in 2010.

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Celebrating International Self-Care Day on the Path to Recovery

Posted by Janice Story on July 24, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Many alcoholics and addicts are selfish. They may not be aware of this, but the simple act of being under the influence is selfish and self-centered as they are not emotionally present for others. Other than being selfish about one’s sobriety, being selfish is not beneficial to recovery.

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Topics: Recovery, Healthy

Embracing Sober Retirement: A Journey towards Purpose & Fulfillment

Posted by Janice Story on July 14, 2023 at 7:00 AM

There's no denying the fact that retirement marks a significant transition in one's life. After years of constant work, finding a new rhythm can be challenging. This challenge can sometimes be even more intense for those recovering from addiction, as idle time might stir up thoughts of relapse. However, retirement can be an opportunity for you to discover a new purpose and find fulfillment in a sober life. Let's explore how you can channel your energies positively and prevent boredom and relapse.

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Topics: Recovery, retirement

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