Is Sobriety Boring You?

We understand, it may feel difficult to redefine fun in sobriety. You may find yourself asking why life seems so boring. Take a moment to consider where you are and how far you have come.

Just think: you could blow it all up right now. You could walk into a bar and the second that drink hits your throat, your life starts over. Your six months start over. Your two years. Your nine years. Just hit that joint and you’re free. You won’t have to carry this anymore, this responsibility.

Because it is a responsibility, isn’t it? It was supposed to be for you, just for you, but somewhere along the way someone convinced you to promise other people you’d stay sober. And now, here you are. How is this fair?

The reason it is fair, and the reason you should not blow up your life, can best be summarized by the penultimate scene in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can.

The movie, which tells the story of the surrogate father-son relationship between a young con artist named Frank Abagnale (based on a real life criminal by the same name) and the wizened FBI agent on his tail, ends after Frank has been captured and recruited to work for the bureau. Naturally skittish and eager to escape his newfound obligation, Frank has lit out for the airport, only to find Carl Hanratty, the agent assigned to his case, there waiting for him.

I’m gonna let you fly tonight, Frank,” says Carl, following the young man as he makes his way toward his gate, “I’m not even gonna try to stop you. Because I know you’ll be back on Monday.”

Yeah? How do you know I’ll come back?” asks Frank, finally stopping.

Look, Frank…” Carl extends an arm toward the empty terminal stretched out behind them.

“…Nobody’s chasing you.”

Before you try to dive back in the comfort zone of what you use to consider fun…

Please understand that the boredom you feel right now is not some minor inconvenience upon which you are frivolously or accidentally dwelling; it is of the Great Beast, crucial and eternal. Getting loaded would mask the symptom for the moment, but getting loaded is cheating, and cheaters always lose in the long game.

Life is a long game, if you’re lucky. The savage irony, of course, is that if you knew just how short life truly is, your boredom would evaporate like steam in sunlight, revealing itself to be an unfortunate illusion.

In the meantime, this writer is confident that you will do your best to get a kick out of something somewhere, and stay sober. And why is this?

Look around. Nobody’s chasing you.

What are some ways we can avoid feeling like sobriety is boring?

Find a community of people you can thrive with. Search inside yourself for those things that use to bring you joy as a child and seek them out again. Find a hobby. Whatever it is you may desire, try keeping an open mind to new experience and your life will grow fuller the more you open up to what it has to offer.

Fun in Sobriety


At Oak Forest Recovery, we emphasize on building a community around you to maintain sobriety. We spend most of our weekends on learning how to have fun in sobriety again to avoid the dilemma of asking ourselves, “Does sobriety have to be boring?”, we think not!

We encourage you to reach out to use if you live in the area of Agoura Hills/Thousand Oaks , California but if this is not possible there are plenty of resources to engage in sober activities such as Meetup ! It is a way to get involved in sober activates and engage in a sober connections we desire even if we may not recognize it at first.

Addiction: Does Your Family Think You’re An Addict?

Family Addiction, Addict

We know. Maybe you’re not an addict. Maybe you’re going through a phase, or you had a rough month, or your situation looks worse than it is and when you try to explain, they just hear what they want to hear.

Here’s what we want you to know.

It’s not your family’s job to assign you that label. And it isn’t ours either. Our clinicians are trained to understand just how exactly what makes you tick makes you tick, but when all the chips are counted, there’s only one person whose opinion means anything. And that’s yours. We don’t say “Hi I’m John, and you’re an alcoholic.” It’s just not the way we operate.

So here’s what we want you to do. If your family is telling you that you have a problem, if they’re distancing themselves from you, or cutting you off financially, or cussing you out, cursing your name and generally showing you a discouraging lack of empathy, this is your assignment:

Empathize with them.

We know. It’s hard. It feels like they started it. But they’re scared. Of you, or for you, or both. And probably, on some level, you’re scared too.

However, if you can empathize with them, if you can show them compassion and listen to their concerns, you’ve already won a tremendous victory. And having won, maybe you’re ready for another fight. Maybe you’re ready to ask yourself if you’re an addict.

Or maybe you already know, and the next chapter of your story is waiting for you.

What defines you as an addict?

Addiction is a complex disorder that can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Addiction is characterized by compulsive use of a substance or behavior, despite harmful consequences to the individual or their loved ones.

There are many types of addiction, but what defines you as an addict is the inability to control your addiction despite its destructive consequences.

How Addiction can show up in your life.

Addiction is a serious mental health condition that can have a devastating impact on the addict’s life, as well as those around them. Addiction is a disease and it needs to be treated with care.

There are many ways to help and assist in someone’s recovery. Some people use medication like methadone or buprenorphine to help them withdraw from drugs. Others use behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and contingency management to manage their addiction.

There is help.

Often times we can find ourselves feeling alone and disconnected from the world in our struggle. At Oak Forest Recovery we are dedicated to helping you build a sober community that you can continue to grow with.

If you need more information what what addiction may look like or how it may show up in you or a loved ones life, please check out our resource pages.

If you or a loved one suffers from addiction please give us at call at 1-888-597-6257 or visit Oak Forest Recovery.

For more resources available in your area feel free to reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. You can also find more information about substance abuse on John Hopkins Medicine website.

Prescription Drugs That Can Become Highly Addictive

Prescription Drugs That Can Become Highly Addictive

Prescription medications help people deal with pain and treat a wide range of medical conditions. They can be highly effective when used properly and per physician recommendations. When abused, taken improperly, or used in ways other than prescribed, prescription drugs can become addictive. What’s worse, they have the potential for producing dangerous adverse medical effects, including death. As the number of prescription medications increases and reasons for taking them to do too, the chance for prescription drug abuse and addiction rises as well, especially among adolescents and teens.

Certain medications are addictive by nature whereas others are not. For example, Tylenol is not a psychically addictive medication. The base ingredient, acetaminophen, has no properties that allow for dependency to grow, and that’s really what addiction is all about — a chemical and physical dependency on a drug. Once this dependency develops, the user feels like he cannot function without the substance. True to form, without the substance, withdrawal symptoms set in that make going without the substance seem unbearable. These symptoms vary from drug to drug and include:

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea that may or may not be accompanied by vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Drug cravings
  • Respiratory depression
  • Coma
  • Death
  • Mood swings

How Do People Misuse Prescription Drugs?

One question many ask is how it’s possible to abuse prescription drugs. The definition of misuse of a prescription drug includes taking medicine:

  • In a way or dose other than prescribed
  • That wasn’t prescribed to you
  • For the effect it causes (getting high)

While prescription drugs are given to solve a problem, misuse is dangerous and can lead to bigger problems. That’s why it’s important to follow your prescribing physician’s instructions to the “T.”

Steps to Take to Become Free of Prescription Drugs

Are you or a loved one addicted to prescription drugs? Prescription drug addiction is as dangerous as being addicted to illicit (hardcore) drugs. That’s why you must get help for yourself or your loved one. The first step to breaking free is to seek help from a professional, dedicated rehab center. For more information on how to beat prescription drug addiction, check out our article on prescription drug abuse.

We are dedicated to helping you find your path to recovery, and helping you each step of the way through individualized emotional, spiritual and physical healing. To learn more about how addicted to prescription drugs, contact Oak Forest Recovery at 1-888-597-6257 or submit the form below to begin your journey. 


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How Addiction Can Change Your Personality

Addiction is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. And yes, it is a disease, as it alters the way the brain and the body function – potentially even years after a person has stopped using drugs or alcohol. That’s why it’s important to notice the behavioral signs of addiction as early as possible.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 23 million adults in the United States have struggled with problematic drug use. For this reason alone, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of addiction, its relationship to other psychiatric conditions and how to treat it most effectively. Repeated and regular substance abuse drastically alters your brain activity and tricks it into prioritizing drugs or alcohol over everything else. Because drugs or alcohol then consumes the brain, a person’s personality can change dramatically and may even cause mental health problems.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a strong compulsion to use substances despite the consequences of doing so. In most cases, it leads to behavioral changes as well as changes in personality. Speaking of which, let’s take a look at some personality changes you can expect to see in a person that is an addict.

Addiction Based Personality Changes

Common addiction-based personality changes include:

  • Abusiveness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Dishonesty
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Laziness
  • Manipulation
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Restlessness
  • Secrecy
  • Selfishness

Erratic or impulsive behaviors and negative changes in your personality as a result of addition often have the following devastating effects:

  • Social

Frequent mood swings; erratic behavior and poor anger management can cause relationships to deteriorate.

  • Professional

Loss of interest, apathy and an inability to focus can lead to termination from work or expulsion from school.

  • Legal

Aggression, impulsiveness and poor decision-making can lead to erratic behavior, unnecessary risks and unlawful behavior.

At Oak Forest Recovery, we understand treating a substance addiction isn’t just about eliminating access to drugs or alcohol. It’s also about diagnosing and treating the underlying psychological disorders or diseases. When a person is struggling with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder they are more likely to misuse, or become dependent on, alcohol, medications or illicit drugs.

To learn more about how addiction changes your personality, contact Oak Forest Recovery at 1-888-597-6257 or submit the form below to begin your journey. We are dedicated to helping you find your path to recovery, and helping you each step of the way through individualized emotional, spiritual and physical healing.


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Gestalt Therapy for Addiction Recovery & Mental Illnesses

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Gestalt Therapy is a very useful tool in a therapist’s arsenal. While most substance abuse treatment programs would agree that the support of others is most beneficial in helping one to stay sober,  it is through one’s personal journey that the change really starts to occur behaviorally, cognitively, and emotionally. I have found that there are many modalities of treatment that help one to recover,  but very few stay focused on the emotional component that the Gestalt modality brings us.  It uses the “here and now” concept so that one can understand and gain an awareness of their feelings and learn how to manage them usefully.

Developed in the 1940s by Frederick “Fritz” Perls and collaborators Laura Perls and Paul Goodman as an alternative to conventional psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy has been used today to successfully treat a host of addiction disorders and mental illnesses treatment, including substance use disorder, sex addiction, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, trauma, bipolar disorder and depression.The word gestalt comes from the German word shape or form, and can be defined as “unified whole.” It makes sense, then, that gestalt therapists use this technique to enhance awareness, freedom, and self-direction.

How Does Gestalt Therapy Work?

The goal of Gestalt therapy is to increase self-awareness in the present moment. Psychologists who use Gestalt therapy believe that when a person is genuinely self-aware, they will consistently improve their physical and psychological health and make improvements to their immediate environment, which will perpetuate future health and holistic growth.

Gestalt therapy uses guided visualization exercises that promote self-awareness and personal ownership. A key concept in Gestalt therapy is that the perceptions of past events are unreliable, and these misperceptions can have disproportionate effects on perceptions about the present. By becoming aware of the negative effects that memories can have while working to develop self-regulation and effective coping skills, people are able to free themselves from constricting ties to the past and move into a stage of growth and personal betterment

The Benefits of Gestalt Therapy

Generally speaking, gestalt therapy helps promote awareness of your thoughts, emotions and perceptions, and helps you better understand how these internal dialogues play a role in actions and behaviors. When used as an integrated approach to addiction treatment, gestalt therapy can also help you:

  • Monitor thoughts and actions in “real time”
  • Discover suppressed feelings or feelings masked by other feelings
  • Accept and trust your emotions
  • Provide a greater sense of freedom, control and serenity
  • Promotes conscious and thoughtful actions
  • Gain a new sense of self as overall awareness

Finding Treatment for Addiction

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available. The Oak Forest Recovery at Agoura Hills CA, experts can give you a more explanation about Gestalt therapy and other forms of behavioral therapy. Please contact us today at 1-888-597-6257 or submit the form below to begin your journey.


Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice

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The Importance of Nutritional Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction requires your body to heal from months or years of self-abuse. This includes learning about and paying attention to nutrition, because the foods you consume affect your body, and they also can affect your mental health. Restoring your physical and mental well-being requires not only learning new coping skills that don’t include turning to drugs or alcohol, but also getting adequate hydration and nutrition. Nutritional therapy is a method of obtaining counseling and nutrition education from a registered dietitian as part of your treatment plan for long-term addiction recovery.

Nutritional Deficiencies Caused by Addiction

When drugs or alcohol is the most important thing in your life, there’s a good chance you aren’t consuming the nutrients you need. Addiction can lead to malnutrition, because it’s not uncommon for addicts to go days without eating. When active alcoholics or addicts do eat, they usually grab something fast and easy that may have very little nutritional value.

Good Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Nutritional needs can vary from one individual to another. Factors that need to be considered include the substance of choice along with the impact of any co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders or diabetes. An important aspect of recovery from addiction is learning to begin to practice new habits of self-care. Good nutrition is part of an overall healthy lifestyle that can help lead to good mental health. As part of your recovery, you need to be sure to eat healthy meals and snacks and avoid relying on fast foods or high-calorie foods with low nutritional value. Your diet should include nutrient-dense foods such as:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Whole grains
  • Protein from lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts or legumes

Nutritional therapy is an important part of the healing process in addiction recovery. A registered dietitian can give you expert guidance regarding changes you may need to make to your diet in order to help your body heal and to reduce the risk of cravings triggered by poor nutrition.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, please call us at 1-888-597-6257 or submit the form below to learn more about our addiction treatment programs in Los Angeles.

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Trauma Therapy Program

Structured / Transitional / Sober Living

Are you struggling with trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Trauma can be an excruciating experience. If you’re in such a situation, seek a trauma therapy program to treat the condition. When you experience trauma, you may not know how to process it or start your healing journey. Although many people feel overwhelmed by such situations, the good news is that help is readily available in a Oak Forest Recovery rehab center. The relationship between trauma and addiction isn’t a typical connection we think about. However, it’s very likely for these two conditions to coincide in the same person. What is trauma? How do traumatic events relate to substance abuse and addiction?

Common Causes of Trauma

While many people can experience trauma, the events they consider to be traumatic can be different. A trauma could include an accident, sexual or physical abuse, or a devastating natural disaster. When a person experiences an extremely stressful event of this type, the negative feelings associated with the event can linger for years to come. Thus, the trauma can impact all areas of their life.

Trauma is a mental health condition that can result from experiencing excessive physical, emotional, or psychological stress. The stressing factor can be a single, repetitive, or ongoing event. An intensive single event trauma occurs when a one-time event becomes so devastating that your brain is unable to recover. Such circumstances include rape, horrible car accidents, robbery, mugging, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism. With professional help, a person’s traumatized mind can reconcile the sense of self with the trauma. Failure to seek prompt medical intervention interferes with your life since your brain will be stuck in the past due to the troubling traumatic memories. The trauma therapy program can help you understand your trauma, the connection between your present life and the traumatic event, and your inability to manage it. 

Insight Into Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and addiction often occur together in the same individual. There are three main factors relating to the ways that these two problems overlap.

Addiction can Lead to Trauma

In some cases, a person may already be struggling with addiction. The circumstances of their addiction can put them into situations where trauma may be more likely. For example, a person under the influence of addictive substances may be more likely to experience an abusive situation.

Previous Trauma Can Increase Risk of Addiction

In other cases, a traumatic event may occur first. The individual may have a hard time coping with the negative emotions that result from this trauma. As a direct consequence of trying to deal with the effects and feelings of the event, an individual may begin to abuse addictive substances.

Trauma Can Influence Addiction Recovery

Trauma also affects how a person responds to the treatment process. For the most part, rehab centers recognize that co-occurring disorder treatment is complicated. Most facilities place importance on treating both conditions as their separate entities. Each problem requires its treatment plan to cover all concerns associated with it adequately.

Finding the Best Rehab Center

If you have a loved one who is experiencing the harmful effects of trauma or addiction, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed, anxious, or frightened. Trauma and addiction can be isolating issues that can seem to shut you off from the rest of the world. Your loved one is likely experiencing a great deal of stress as well. Try to be sure they are aware of your love and concern on a regular basis.

Oak Forest Recovery is an addiction treatment facility that serves the Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, California. Oak Forest Recovery features many unique programs designed to target the complexities surrounding a dual-diagnosis. Their young adult rehab programs excel at getting to the heart of the issue for long-term success.

Don’t let trauma and addiction ruin your chances of living a full life. Call Oak Forest Recovery Center today at 1-888-597-6257 to learn about our facility and the services we offer. Find lasting recovery today.

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Addiction Recovery For Young Women

Drug abuse and addiction affect millions of young women every year. For this reason, The Oak Forest Recovery offers life-changing drug addiction and mental health treatment that promotes lasting change. With the support of our dually credentialed, substance abuse and mental health Master’s level clinical team, women can regain control of their lives and gain the confidence needed to succeed in sobriety. Addiction is a problem impacting millions of women of all ages and ethnicities in the United States. Unfortunately, many women put off treatment because of guilt and shame, cultural expectations, or family reasons.

Women and men respond to addiction (and treatment) in different ways. When women become mentally and physically dependent on a substance, they show earlier signs, face more severe symptoms, and deal with mental health complications more often than male counterparts. Designed to meet the unique emotional, psychological, medical, and social needs of participants, our Oak Forest Recovery rehab programs help adult women get their lives back on track.

Why young women face unique challenges

Studies indicate that women:

  • Progress from substance use to substance abuse more quickly than men, even when they are using less.
  • Struggle more with relapse than male clients.
  • Recover differently than their male counterparts.

While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal opportunity disease, young women are affected differently than young men. Generally speaking, young women progress faster in addiction than young men, face different barriers in getting help, and recover differently.

The following is a list of common challenges young adults face, and how our program addresses each area.

Addressing Brain Development: The brain is still developing well into a young adult’s 20’s-and with late bloomers, beyond. Oak Forest Recovery Center clinicians are trained in brain development of young adults and their propensity for risky behavior and lack of reason.

Overcome the Consequences: Our clinicians will provide age-appropriate therapy that helps them understand their risk-taking behaviors with drugs and alcohol have dangerous, life-threatening consequences. Therapists teach them how to overcome the consequences of bad decisions of the past and look forward to the future.

Understand the Brain and Body: Young adults learn best through sensory experiences, action and visual engagement. We offer a wide range of therapeutic activities in purposeful spaces which are designed for the psychological and physical well-being of our young adult patients in recovery.

Succinct Teachings: Clinical content created for the Young Adult’s Program with handheld technology and the pace of information delivery, we work within the young adult’s attention span. Now they can focus on the work of recovery and learn the tools and skills necessary for continued sobriety without social intimidation or distraction.

Overcoming Anger and Shame: From day one in treatment, our clinicians are trained to establish trust and rapport with our patients. Our therapists are skilled at allowing young adults to feel comfortable in group therapy so they can identify and discuss their feelings without fear of appearing weak or ashamed. We counsel young adults to dig deep to identify their feelings and learn to react appropriately to those feelings in recovery. Issues with anger and shame frequently prevent recovery, our clinicians are trained to teach anger management skills and give young adults the tools to combat feelings of shame.

Understanding Trauma: Our therapists are trained in the types and patterns of trauma that a young adult battling substance use disorder might have experienced.

Treating Trauma: Our clinicians are highly skilled in integrating evidence-based practices combining time-tested and research-supported techniques from several scientific and psychological disciplines to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Recover Life: Our therapies enable a young adult to address his or her past and help the individual face their future with positivity and confidence.

Life-Long Relationships: Our Young Adult’s Program provides what frequently lacks in society for a young adult with substance use disorder: a sense of belonging. Young adults have a need to be a part of a group or fellowship. By bringing young adults together in an age-specific environment to address their specific physiological and psychological needs, they become part of an important group.

Friends Supporting Friends: We give patients the opportunity to feel they belong to a supportive community with a common goal of tackling addiction and beginning a life of meaningful and sustaining recovery.

Oak Forest Recovery Women’s Rehab Program

Social and community support is vital to a young adult’s success in recovery from substance addiction. Experience proves that building a strong support foundation now will help each individual launch into sustainable, long-term recovery. If you are a young person 18 to 30 years old who is struggling to find meaning in life beyond addiction, call 1-888-597-6257 to speak with an Oak Forest Recovery specialist.

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Adventure Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Adventure therapy is a form of psychotherapy originating in the 1960s. The therapy combines nature, community, and daring exercises for therapy. The intent of adventure therapy is to improve an individual’s physical, social, spiritual, and psychological well being through the healing power of the wilderness with evidence-based, experiential therapy, recreational activities, and wilderness expeditions. When you and your family are researching the appropriate substance addiction programs for your young adult, you may encounter references to adventure therapy and wonder what role it can play in assisting your loved one back to full health and well-being. 

Adventure therapy assists individuals, groups and families as they overcome behavioral issues, substance abuse problems, or various mental health concerns. Adventure therapy is a highly effective method, and the adventure therapist seeks to actively stimulate clients with different tools. For example, some adventure therapists encourage healing by allowing patients to use ropes to build trust while enjoying outdoor activities.

Benefits of Adventure Therapy

  • Adventure therapy is a powerful treatment approach for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief, loss, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • It is an exciting and productive element of family or relationship therapy.
  • Adventure therapy has shown to be beneficial for schizophrenia treatment.
  • It is highly beneficial for adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and individuals with various mental health concerns.

How Does Adventure Therapy Work?

Effective adventure therapy is not simply temporary escapism from problems that are simply returned to as soon as the patient leaves the treatment program. Adventure therapy promotes rehabilitation, growth, development, and enhancement of an individual’s physical, social, and psychological wellbeing through the application of structured activities involving direct experience. Adventure therapy includes the use of activities supported by traditional therapy.

Empowering activities utilized in adventure therapies include:

  • Canyoneering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Backpacking / Hiking
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Primitive Skills

This is why adventure therapy and experiential therapy are avenues everyone on the road to recovery should explore. If you want to find out more, be sure to give us a call at Oak Forest Recovery on 1-888-597-6257.

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Core Values to Guide Recovery

When addiction took over your life, drugs or alcohol became the focus of your world. Everything you did was guided by your need. You may have stolen and lied, neglected your health, and sacrificed the goodwill of family and friends in order to feed your addiction.

What Are Core Values?

Core values represent your values to live by, making life more honest and fulfilling. There are many core values that you can use in everyday life; however, some are very important when it comes to leading a positive and successful life free of drama and negativity. Important core values include 

  • Integrity
  • Honesty 
  • Accountability
  • Diligence
  • Discipline
  • Perseverance

Accountability includes taking responsibility for your actions. Involved in this is the courage to say, “I am responsible for my actions,” rather than “You (or they) made me do it.” Other core values can include dependability, reliability, commitment, loyalty, consistency, open-mindedness, and spiritual belief of some kind. Examples of core values in mental health treatment may lead to thinking of the importance of family or the idea that honesty and integrity matter, even in the little things. Maintaining a healthy life and work balance might be the result of discovering your core values. Finding meaning in life can be the direct result of using core values to guide you every day.

You might find that you have a commitment to the environment, passion for technology, or enjoyment of doing good for others. These are the result of discovering your core values and putting them into action. The knowledge of what you have become is one of the difficult realities you must face when you begin the road to recovery. To heal and learn to live in sobriety, you must embrace values that will guide you through your new life. At Oak Forest Recovery, our integrated treatment is based on these core values:

  • Hope: To keep you going when circumstances beat you down.
  • Courage: To shore you up when difficulty and uncertainty block the way.
  • Willingness: To let you to risk the unknown so that you can learn and grow.
  • Integrity: To allow you to regain self-respect and self-love.
  • Spirituality: To acknowledge that you have worth in a greater plan than you can understand.
  • Service: To rebuild your connections with others.

Oak Forest Recovery Can Help You Discover Your Core Values

With the right core values, you can lose the negativity and gain a more positive outlook on life. If you are a young person 18 to 30 years old who is struggling to find meaning in life beyond addiction, call 1-888-597-6257 to speak with a Oak Forest Recovery specialist.

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