Marijuana legalization initiatives swept the states in recent years, where recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states and medicinal marijuana is legal in 33. Yet, even though increasingly legal, it’s alarming that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 18 percent of those...

When you’re in the throes of active addiction, it’s hard to see your problems for what they are – let alone admit to others that you need help. Unfortunately, our culture isn’t always kind to people struggling with addiction, and the stigma surrounding it can...

Many of us seek recovery when they experience a tipping point of some sort – a moment of clarity when our perspective shifts enough to make room for reality. That moment of reflection can be life-saving, leading us to reach out for help. But what...

We’ve all heard innumerable references to the “mind, body, soul and spirit.” If you’ve ever sought a holistic approach to health and wellness, you’ve surely come across this phrase. To a certain extent, we know that this describes the different aspects of a human being,...

4 Important Ways Mindfulness Helps Addiction RecoveryEvery client at The Sanctuary learns and practices mindfulness techniques as an integral part of their treatment program. Mindfulness meditation is proven addiction treatment strategy – here’s what makes it so powerful:It reduces stress.As humans, our stress...