A Backpack Full of River Rocks

May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by John Kinkaid posted in Addiction Recovery, Mental Health


Sometimes, we carry huge loads around without even thinking about it. These loads consist of harrowing experiences of hurt, disappointment and guilt from childhood to today. Eventually, it all adds up. When life's pain is too much to handle, we search for ways to cope and for some, that can lead to self-medication.

At first, self-medication may work. However, it then becomes all-consuming and loses its benefits. Self-medication becomes yet another heavy burden. Instead of helping, it becomes a massive problem for you to manage. 

Just what you needed…. one more huge problem. And, over time, it gradually grows more prominent. Maybe it even gets to the point where you can't function. That's not what we want. We want you to thrive and leave behind your backpack full of river rocks (life's pain). 

Discover more from the Providence team below.

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I Went To Rehab - Now What?

Mar 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery


The use of the term “rehab” is still common but remains a misrepresentation of recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Rehab is the service that offers individuals the opportunity to stop using drugs and to begin treating their addiction. 

We hear it time and time again, “he went to rehab.” Then, you see him on the street the week after he was discharged, stating, “I am over it,” and a family thinking he is “cured” - this is a short-sided view of recovery and SUD in general.

Continue reading below to discover what you can do after rehab. 

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Benefits of a Local Addiction Treatment Center VS National Franchise

Feb 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery


According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery focuses on health and wellness while creating goals that help you reach your fullest potential. 

Local addiction treatment can often provide a more personal approach to your addiction treatment program experience. Check out the benefits of attending a local treatment center in your community below. 

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Benefits of Having an Addiction Treatment Program Located in Your Community

Feb 12, 2020 1:15:44 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, Addiction Recovery, Local Addiction Center

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What comes to mind when you hear that an addiction treatment center is moving to your community? 

Will it attract “addicts?” 

How about, wondering if the crime rates will spike? 

We can refer to these stigmas as having a “not in my backyard” mentality, and both questions are untrue. Research proves that having a local, community-invested addiction treatment center near you can decrease long-lasting addictions and altogether the following in your hometown: 

  • Crime rates
  • Healthcare costs
  • Homelessness 

Continue reading to discover the positive impact an addiction treatment center can have on your community

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5 Steps to Developing Positive Goals for a Sober Life

Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Sober Life, Goals, Addiction Recovery


At Providence Recovery, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff of healthcare professionals ensure you receive a customized treatment program. We make the recovery experience comprehensive and straightforward, spanning the full continuum of care. Your goals are unique to you, as is your specialized program. 

Continue reading below to discover five steps to help you develop positive goals for a sober life this new year.

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