The Tara Treatment Center Blog

Relapse Prevention: Strategies

    Relapse Prevention Anyone who has fought addiction understands that reaching sobriety is tough, but remaining sober is even more difficult. Relapse prevention starts with planning. When you plan, you’re more likely to understand the challenges you’ll face–hopefully enabling you to spot warning signs before things spin out of control. A plan often outlines what to do…

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Tax Credit Program: Help Others, Help Yourself

Tax Credit Opportunity The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credit to Tara Treatment Center, as an added incentive for you to support the cost of counseling services that Tara provides to its residents. The NAP tax credit means that 50% of the amount of your donation greater than…

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Ann Daugherty Symposium 2018: Pain and Addiction, Relapse Prevention, Gestalt Therapy, and Spiritual Approaches

Highlighting Recent Recovery Research We had great speakers this year!  Topics ranged from treatment of addiction alongside chronic pain, all the way to an ultra-modern take on the topic of spirituality and recovery.  Below are highlights containing great resources for recovery–check the links below to access resources from slides of our presenters!  Christine Turo-Shields delivers…

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Replacing Negative Habits: Art Therapy Addiction Treatment

Treating substance abuse disorders with more positive HaBits Mental health and substance abuse issues often go hand-in-hand with creativity and intelligence. Is it possible to treat underlying problems while encouraging productive habits? Art therapy addiction treatment and other experiential therapies attempt to do just this.      All the paintings in this article were created by…

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An Ancient Practice, Repurposed for Recovery

Yoga of 12 step Recovery (Y12SR) It has been said that addiction is a ‘spiritual malady’.  If that’s the case, can spiritual practices like yoga complement recovery? Addiction is an ancient problem.  Seeds of cultivated grapevines for wine have been carbon dated to be at least 7,000 years old.  Interestingly, spiritual practices like yoga are just…

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Equine Assisted Therapy: How Does It Work?

Ask a Horse Specialist: How Does Equine Assisted Therapy Work? “Nothing does as much for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”    Ted Roosevelt wasn’t the first to speak about the spiritual benefits of animal therapy.  Today, the field is rich with talk about treatments like equine assisted therapy for addiction…

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CEU’s For Counselors

CEU’s For Counselors Perhaps it’s to increase job opportunities, certificate or license renewal, or career development.  Whatever the reason, continuing education is a very real need faced by therapists and those in the mental health field.  The reasons to complete continuing education are clear, but sometimes it can be difficult to find CEU’s for counselors. Approved…

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Odysseus on Commitment Devices

Getting Committed Hernando Cortez infamously burned his ships when he arrived in the Americas.  He knew that survival would be difficult in the short term but rewarding in the long term.  He eliminated the option of making a short-sighted decision (like sailing back home) based on the temporary discomfort of his men.  What better demonstration…

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Questions Answered in Franklin

We need the support of people who understand alcoholism while we work through recovery.  Alcoholics Anonymous provides a safe community to talk and a set of guiding principles for tackling problems. Below are the most frequently googled questions related to Alcoholics Anonymous. The six most commonly asked questions near Franklin, Indiana: Q:  Do I have to…

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Anthem Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Anthem Addiction Treatment Coverage Anthem health and addiction coverage plans cover nearly 40,000,000 United States citizens.  Here are commonly asked questions:   Q:  What Is Anthem, Inc.? Answer: According to their website , Anthem is an insurance organization with roots in Indianapolis, Indiana.  They are an insurance coverage policy within the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Q:  Does…

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A Typical ‘Day In The Life’ in Addiction Treatment

Recovery from addiction does not take place overnight.  Many still suffering in active addiction need help re-establishing a daily/weekly routine. To make the most informed treatment decision, take a look at a typical ‘Day in the Life’ at Tara Addiction Recovery. A Typical Day in the Life of Women’s Treatment All treatment centers have a…

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Gender Specific Recovery Creates a Comfortable ‘Comeback’

Addiction Affects Men and Women Differently.  Different genders show different lifestyle patterns, identify with gender-specific stigmas, and have shared gender-specific events in life.  Same-sex treatment respects the different paths men and women take to sobriety.  Gender-specific recovery programs provide more comfortable treatment in three key ways: For Both Sexes, Gender-Specific Treatment Engenders Recovery Different Patterns:  Addiction has long…

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Paying Recovery Forward: Upcoming Training Opportunities

Peer Recovery Returning to the real world after treatment for addiction is disorienting.  After battling our personal demons, we return home fundamentally changed. We are eager to demonstrate our newfound strength and pay our debts forward by helping the next man.  Below are two great opportunities for advancement in this field. The therapeutic value of…

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Your Donation Makes A Difference

Create an Opportunity Please join us in our efforts to help men, women, and their families. Your donation will allow someone an opportunity to receive the help they desperately need and at the same time may make you eligible for a NAP Tax Credit. Read more about the NAP Tax Credits »

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Fight Addiction While Getting Tax Credit

Help people get treatment AND save on your taxes! There is still time!!  2015 NAP Tax Credits are still available for donations made by December 31, 2015. We appreciate your continued investment and interest in Tara.  Our mission is provide quality care to individuals and families affected by alcoholism and/or drug addiction by promoting lifelong…

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Tara Treatment Center: One of the Best!

The Best Treatment Centers In Indiana Drugrehab.org, a national drug and alcohol addiction treatment referral organization has selected Tara Treatment Center as #2 on the list of the 10 best substance abuse treatment facilities in Indiana.   http://www.drugrehab.org/the-best-drug-rehabs/10-best-drug-rehab-centers-in-indiana/

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“Choices”

 Choices By Mike T. I was born into a loving family in 1990. My mother hardly ever drank and did not dare drink in front of us. My father however, was a functioning alcoholic. He was very caring in his ways but loved to spend his evenings in the bars after work instead of with…

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Perspective form a Tara Alumnus 

An Alumnus  Perspective  “….  For me, my sobriety isn’t so much about what I get from the program as it is who I’ve become because of the program…” Jan M.   My name is Jan and I am a grateful recovering alcoholic and drug addict.  I was born and raised in southern Indiana to family…

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Overdose: the leading cause of accidental death in the US

Today we can Help Change the Leading Cause of Accidental Death Drug overdoses account for more deaths than traffic fatalities, gun homicides and suicides. Fatal overdoses from opiate medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone alone, quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, accounting for an estimated 16,651 deaths.[1] In 2011, drug misuse and abuse caused about…

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Horticultural Therapy Helps Addiction

Horticultural Therapy and the Phenomenon of Hope Ask anyone in recovery to describe how they felt once they finally hit bottom, and most likely the feeling of hopelessness will be on the list. Conversely, a key factor associated with recovery from addiction is the phenomenon of hope. In this context, “hope” may be defined as…

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The Myth of Hitting Bottom

Rock Bottom  Bruce Perkins – Perkins Intervention, PC Have you ever heard the statement “You can’t help an alcoholic or an addict until they hit bottom?” That is exactly what I thought until I discovered the miracle of intervention while attending St. Mary’s College in Minneapolis, MN studying Chemical Dependency Family Therapy. I used to…

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Resident Perspective

An inside look from a resident’s perspective (Mary J. was a resident of Tara’s program. She graciously agreed to share her experience, strength and the message of hope in this issue of our newsletter)  My name is Mary and I am an alcoholic. Those words flow from my mouth on almost a daily basis now,…

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