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    Addiction is all consuming.  It effectively removes any semblance of normalcy from our lives, replacing it with obsession and compulsion. We are completely alienated from who we “truly” are; from the things that interest us, things we e  More...

March 3, 2014

Rehab Facilities in Massachusetts Help Rebuild Identities in Recovery   Addiction is all consuming.  It effectively removes any semblance of normalcy from our lives, replacing it with obsession and compulsion. We are completely alienated from who we  More...

February 26, 2014

Recovery is not a race. It is a journey that is best approached in a slow and steady manner. It takes exceptional endurance, and fortitude. It demands dedication and commitment to a daily lifestyle transformation. It requires us to surrender, to learn vul  More...

We have a tradition at Right Turn of ending each week of our intensive outpatient program (IOP) with a drum group. Clients and staff grab hand drums and percussion, sit in a circle, and play some improvised rhythms. There are no rules, and for non-music  More...

The Journey to Recovery When we begin on the path of early recovery from substance dependence, it is easy to become overwhelmed. It is likely that we entered a Massachusetts treatment center in a state of chaos and disarray. Consequences are what provok  More...

Picture an ocean You are standing on the shoreline of a beach, looking out onto the water in front of you.  The ocean’s colors are shades of blue, green, and stone grey…and sometimes almost black when it turns rough.  White caps where the crests of   More...

Addiction is a Family Disease Often described as “a family disease”, alcohol and drug addiction takes a tremendous toll on the loved ones of those who struggle with chemical dependence.  Too often, the family members of the addicted are left without   More...

January 3, 2014

The resolutions of those who are still in active addiction often tend to take the form of grand pronouncements: “I will never drink again!” Or, “I will never take another drug” Despite having the best of intentions, there’s usually no concrete p  More...

The Goal of Peace and Calm Serenity is defined as the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.  In the world of recovery from substance abuse, the word serenity is linked with a popular mantra or prayer that reads, “Grant me the serenity to accep  More...

November 27, 2013

Rehabilitation Centers in Massachusetts Know Holidays Can Be Challenging to Sobriety   Within the halls of recovery, this time of year is referred to as “The Trifecta” – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and The New Year.  Rehabilitation centers in Mas  More...