Red Roof Recovery BLOG

Tanya & Lance offer thoughtful conversations and articles about a variety of science-based approaches to build a life beyond addiction… a life that you don’t need to escape from!

Using Mindfulness in Your Recovery from Addictions

Using Mindfulness in Your Recovery from Addictions

It's not usually a question we're encouraged to ask ourselves, "What Do I Want?" When I was in high school, I wanted to travel the world. I thought being a flight attendant would fit the bill nicely, but family members made critical remarks like, "So you just want to...

How Can You Help Someone Break Free from Addiction?

How Can You Help Someone Break Free from Addiction?

Helping your loved one break free from an addiction can be a difficult process. It takes Patience, Practice, and Persistence.  The most difficult part of the process can often be: Learning to set healthy boundaries, and Maintaining those boundaries consistently. It...

Help Your Loved One Overcome Addictions

my name is Tanya McIntyre and this is the Red Roof recovery show offering programs to maintain freedom from addictions... and it's not just for addictions it's for life! I appreciate you spending the next few minutes here with me and my...

A Mindset for Addiction Recovery

A Mindset for Addiction Recovery

In the Western World, which is an achievement-oriented environment, our society is conditioned by the mindset, "We are the sum of our accomplishments."  This mindset can find us linking our level of happiness and fulfillment to our level of achievements and...

Addiction Recovery Routines that Help

Addiction Recovery Routines that Help

I love the snappy slogans from 12-step programs. One of my favourites is, Progress, Not Perfection." I'm coming up to a FIVE-YEAR celebration of being continually free from addictions. It's a milestone for me. I've previously managed to go a year or two at a time, but...

Co-Dependence in Addiction Recovery: Good or Bad?

  https://youtu.be/HJYoCdoWIrk hello my fellow fallible human welcome to the Red Roof recovery show my name is Tanya McIntyre and we are grateful that you're joining us here for a few minutes as we cover a few things together we cover practical ways to help you...

Breaking Free From the Shackles of Addiction

Breaking Free From the Shackles of Addiction

Helping your loved one break free from the shackles of addiction can be a difficult process. It takes Patience, Practice, and Persistence. The most difficult part of the process is learning to set healthy boundaries and learning how to consistently maintain those...

It’s Not Just a ‘Drug’ Addiction

It’s Not Just a ‘Drug’ Addiction

I've lost count of how many times I've heard "an addiction is an addiction is an addiction." It doesn't matter what substance, drug, or behaviour has its grips on you -- it's what it's doing to your brain that results in the addiction. We are fallible humans who are...

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