Mountain Laurel Recovery Center Blog


Welcome to our Blog! We feature articles written by MLRC as well as select guest bloggers, who write about alcoholism, drug addiction, and recovery. Please feel free to contact us anytime at (814) 787-2200. We’re here to help.

The Role of Family Support in Veterans’ Recovery

The Role of Family Support in Veterans’ Recovery

Recovering from addiction is a demanding process. For Veterans in recovery, the journey can be even more complicated. Many Veterans face unique struggles related to their service, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), physical injuries, and the difficult transition back to civilian...

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Tips for Talking to Family About Your Recovery

Tips for Talking to Family About Your Recovery

Talking to your family about your recovery is a pivotal step towards building a strong support system. Recovery can be challenging and often emotional. Having a supportive family provides an emotional anchor during difficult times. Knowing that your loved ones are there...

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How Sleep Impacts Your Mood

How Sleep Impacts Your Mood

Prioritizing sleep is an essential part of addiction recovery. Healthy sleep habits can support your overall well-being and enhance your journey toward healing and stability. The amount and quality of sleep you get dramatically impacts your mood, energy levels, concentration, and overall...

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What to Do If You Don’t Have Recovery Support

What to Do If You Don’t Have Recovery Support

Recovery can be a challenging time filled with obstacles and temptations that can quickly derail your progress and lead to relapse. Having a solid support system is absolutely essential for long-term sobriety. Ideally, a support system includes family and friends who encourage...

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Incorporating Spirituality into Your Recovery Plan

Incorporating Spirituality into Your Recovery Plan

While spirituality means different things to different people, at its core it represents a connection to something greater than oneself. For some, that can be a higher power, such as God, nature, or the universe. For others, it might be art, music,...

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How to Maintain Your Recovery While Traveling

How to Maintain Your Recovery While Traveling

Travel can be stressful for those in the early stages of recovery. Residential treatment emphasizes the value of a routine for staying sober, but traveling throws your regular schedule out the window.  Staff at Mountain Laurel Recovery Center's Pennsylvania drug and alcohol...

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Ten Ways to Let Go of Anger

Ten Ways to Let Go of Anger

Anger is one of the most challenging emotions to deal with, especially when you're in recovery from addiction. When unresolved anger builds up inside, it can quickly act as a trigger to relapse and undo all the hard work you've put into...

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What You Need to Know About Polysubstance Abuse

What You Need to Know About Polysubstance Abuse

Addiction can take many forms. However, one of the most commonly misunderstood is polysubstance abuse. Polysubstance abuse refers to a situation in which an individual is abusing two or more addictive substances without having a clear preference for any specific one. Any...

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Signs You Are Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

Signs You Are Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

Are you worried that your efforts to help your loved one might actually be making their addiction worse? Enabling behaviors can unintentionally support addictive behaviors, hindering recovery and continuing the cycle of dependency. It's essential to recognize the signs of enabling and...

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The Myth of the Addictive Personality

The Myth of the Addictive Personality

It would certainly be convenient if we could predict who would suffer from addiction based on their personality traits. Unfortunately, there is no single "addictive personality" that indicates whether or not someone will be diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Certain traits...

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