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We Level Up Drug Alcohol Rehab Testimonial & Review An inspiring & hopeful story of Sobriety Success Here is Kristine’s personal recovery journey. Kristine is an alumnus and former client of We Level Up Addiction Treatment Center. She’s one of over ten thousand plus success stories that We Level Up’s team is proud to have supported. Please view and read below Kristine’s personal story. Take hope that you can do it too. “Hi, My Name is Kristine. My sobriety date is 2/21/19. I attended the We Level Up treatment center of Lake Worth Florida. Making that first initial phone call was a very difficult phone call for me but I’m glad I made it. Because it allowed me to get my life back. What was your life situation before and after joining We Level Up Treatment Centers? When I went into the treatment center I was hopeless, lost, and full of shame. And they provided me with the tools to recover. And today I am in recovery and successful in my sobriety and I owe that to the treatment center. How was your experience at We Level Up Treatment Centers? The staff there were amazing. I was welcomed with open… 

What is Inner Child Work & How Does it Benefit Your Recovery

Addiction occurs when we have traumatic experiences or destructive thought patterns that we avoid instead of confronting directly. One of the keys to recovery from addiction is connecting with our wounded inner child. Incorporating inner child work into our recovery plan can help us answer critical questions about the sources of our addiction. It also can help facilitate deep healing. What Is an Inner Child? One’s inner child is real in the symbolic or metaphorical sense. He or she is a composite of the memories and baggage we accumulate during our formative years that fuel emotional difficulties in adulthood. This symbolic youth usually occupies an unconscious part of the adult self, where many psychological problems originate. When we ignore this child, they try to draw our attention to the hurts and traumas that still haunt us. So it’s time to work in our Inner Child Work. How Inner Child Work Connected to Addiction? Addiction often comes from the subconscious state of being, brought about by being exposed to trauma, violence, abuse, and neglect in early childhood. We rarely understand the full impact of these early experiences on us as kids. We usually don’t realize that it stays with us as… 

Recovery During the Holidays: Support from family members is key.

Recovery During the Holidays The holidays add a whole new level of stress to those who struggle with addiction. Those in recovery will feel the challenge that comes with navigating a minefield of temptations that are part of the celebration of this time of year. The first year of recovery is the hardest. During the holiday season, one comes under the spell of abundant food and drink. Depression and anxiety may abound, and it’s important to have the support of family members if you’re in addiction recovery during the holidays. Abstaining from substance use during the holidays will be easier for your loved ones in recovery if you’re able to pay attention to their mental health. For that person, boundaries are especially important. This may affect family members, so all should be aware of and ready to honor the words, “no, thank you.” Provide options for loved ones in recovery during the holidays Supporting family members who are in recovery during the holidays might mean asking some questions beforehand, as well as becoming aware of some options you can offer. “Mocktails” can be great for those who appreciate them, or hot spiced cider, hot cocoa, iced or hot tea and… 

Sober Holiday Season: 6 Tips to Get Through it

Overcoming an addiction can be difficult. However, many people find that staying sober is even more difficult. Many people are tempted to use substances during the holidays. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do in order to stay on course during your first sober holiday season. 1. Commitment to a Sober Holiday You’ve already made a commitment to stay sober, but dedicate some time to reinforcing that commitment to yourself during this time. Everything starts with the mind, and repetition and rewards will continue to program you to stay on a positive track. Make a promise to yourself to stay sober through the holidays, and think of a healthy reward for when you do. 2. Sober Holiday allow us to Feel the Joy of the Season The holiday season is something to be excited about. You don’t need to have substances to enjoy this time. Begin to think about all of the foods that you can enjoy, and how incredible it will feel to enjoy the celebrations without a hangover, side effects, pain, and regrets. If you think about all of the benefits of staying sober during the holidays, then it can be a lot easier for you…