Entries by Ira Gnesin

Recovery isn’t just about stopping the Addiction

Many people come into treatment and think, if I could just stop using/drinking/acting out my life would be fine, it would go back to “normal”. Here’s the thing, what’s normal? Is normal that life you had before you started using/drinking? Is normal the way your life was as a child? Here are the facts, if […]

Early Recovery Demands

There are a few “suggestions” for people in early recovery. I say suggestions in the same way that it’s a suggestion to pull the cord on a parachute when you jump out of a plane. The first thing to realise is that recovery has to come first. Recovery, recovery and more recovery. So, the question […]

Recovery Adjustments

These are only a few of the Recovery Adjustments that you might face once leaving treatment, the list and lessons we learn in recovery are plentiful. Please feel free to comment below on what you might have learnt in recovery. Allowing struggle. There is myth in early recovery that if you are struggling you not […]

Daily Recovery Actions Dont Last Forever

Many people come into treatment and believe that the work they put in here is enough, and that the work they put in here, is going to carry them for the rest of their lives. This is a dangerous myth and one that could lead many to relapse. Like the title states, Actions in recovery […]

Seaside Therapy

Proximity to the ocean can have a positive impact on your health: the closer you are to the sea, the better you feel. In fact, doctors have been prescribing curative trips to the shore from as early as the 18th century, and recent studies suggest the link between the ocean and health is a scientific […]