The Tara Treatment Center Blog

Alcoholism and Images of Inspiration: Sarah Stillerman

Sarah Stillerman has devoted the last decade to doing battle with her alcoholism. “The biggest influence to my addiction was the lack of consequences. I knew where I could go and what I could get away with. I was introduced to the party scene as a teenager, where alcohol became my best friend and my…

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Images of Inspiration: Spencer Medcalf

Want to know what inspires us? Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  So many of us fail to see our own personal greatness.  Recovery stories like Robert Downey Jr.’s show that any of us can improve ourselves, but too often we assume a person is only ‘great’ when they make national headlines.  At Tara Treatment Center, a…

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Recovering from Addiction: What does it look like?

Recovering can sound like a fairytale to those still suffering in addiction. Recovering is possible with this simple sanity-saving strategy. A Closer Look At the H.A.L.T.S. Strategy The H.A.L.T.S mnemonic device is a great tool for recovering individuals.  The truth is, ‘triggers’ are everywhere in life.  We must develop finely-tuned coping skills in order to…

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Slipping into Slumber is a Necessity Feeling tired?  First of all–If you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, you’re letting waste products build up in your brain. Secondly, “Slipping into slumber is a necessity”.  Dr. Vyga Kaufmann speaks on the advantages CBT (that is, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) has in treating insomnia, and the relation of…

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