Stepping Stone Center for Recovery Newsletters

Our newsletters are a way to reach out to the community. Alumni newsletters provide support to all patients that pass through our program, while our general newsletters keep everyone advised of what’s new at Lakeview and in the recovery world at large.

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thumbnailRecovery Coaching Comes to Stepping Stone
Recovery Management is a new addition to Stepping Stone that will benefit our alumni as they begin their journey into recovery. We are asking our alumni to make a complete lifestyle change when they leave treatment.
thumbnail-1Having Fun in Recovery
On Wednesday, August 28, Lakeview Health and Stepping Stone hosted a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Jacksonville. We welcomed more than 200 alumni, friends, family, staff and people from the local recovery community.
thumbnail-2Having Fun in Recovery
I remember how scared I was when I first got clean and sober. I could not imagine my life without a drink or a drug to get through the day. I thought that drinking and drugging was fun when it had not been fun for years.
fearofchangeFear of Change
Fear is a common reason why people resist change and it can stop you from taking any action. As a byproduct, you can experience anxiety, self-doubt and guilt. While some anxiety can be useful to help motivate us to change, it can severely limit us
011013_thumb10 Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery
What an exciting year 2012 has been and it seemed to fly by. I tried something different this past year: Instead of writing out New Year’s resolutions, I wrote out what I wanted to see happen in 2012 and put it in an envelope and stuck it in the drawer.
100312_thumbSwitching Addictions
Fall is marked with a change in temperature as we watch the leaves change to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Just as the season is changing, so are we in our path of recovery. As a tree sheds its leaves in the fall to make room for new growth, we in recovery can also shed our old lifestyle to make room for new growth.
Summer is here! That means longer days and more time spent outside. Summer is the time of year for fun, sun, beaches, barbecues, holidays and vacations. In recovery, especially early recovery, summer can also be a major trigger for relapse. Whatever summer activity you and your loved ones enjoy, be sure to plan ahead. Planning ahead can save you time as well as frustration.
It is spring! A glorious time of the year when life is renewed witnessed by the birth of baby animals, blooming plants and the return of migrating birds. With springs comes a new energy – a life renewing energy. It is time to celebrate life and our ability to continue to reinvent ourselves in recovery.
Has it been a year of growth?
With the start of each New Year we are presented with opportunities. Starting the New Year sober and clean is gift that goes beyond you. It is a gift to both your family and friends. Each day clean and sober affords an opportunity to create the life dreamed of — now you can make it happen.
Recovery from any addiction requires personal change. It is impossible to change and do what you have done in the past and then, expect a different outcome. The clinical definition of addiction is a “compulsive repetition of a known behavior with adverse consequences”.
Summer is a wonderful season. It is another chance to create a fresh start. In 12 step programs, there is an expression: “You can start your day over at anytime”. Well, isn’t that expression applicable to our daily lives?
Prior to recovery from drugs and alcohol I had no idea it was possible to change. I did not know that I had a choice or that the choices I was making caused the problems in my life.I blamed people, circumstances, anything so that I was not responsible.
howiconHow to Maintain Recovery in the New Year
The courage to change for the better can be summed up with the acronym “H.O.W.” Honesty. Open-mindedness. Willingness. In treatment you took an honest look at your behaviors and choices, and how your thinking led you down a destructive path.