Mountain Springs Recovery Blog

May 24, 2022

Hooked on Recovery

Knitting and Crocheting Offer Many Mental Health Benefits A hobby like knitting or crocheting can provide many benefits beyond crafting a scarf or blanket.  Some have likened the practice to meditation, where you focus and stay in the moment. It’s portable, too — have a crochet hook or knitting needles […]

January 12, 2022

Human Trafficking Awareness

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month Colorado may not have the worst numbers or rates for slavery or human trafficking, but it’s not insignificant. It is aware of the problem and also has a program in place to help address it.  Since 2010, U.S. presidents of both parties have […]

December 30, 2021

A Fresh Start

New Year, New Thinking, New Leaf As the year comes to a close a lot of people start thinking of turning over a new leaf According to one CNN poll, before year’s end, 43% of respondents said they’ll make a resolution. After January 1, however, the number of people planning […]

November 24, 2021

Benefits of an Attitude of Gratitude

5 Ways Gratitude Can Improve Your Life For Thanksgiving, we gather to give thanks for family, health, friends, and more. It can be so much more than a few heartfelt words uttered around the table, however. An attitude of gratitude has numerous benefits. Some of those perks include: Better Addiction […]

October 28, 2021

Sober October

7 Ways to Have Halloween Fun When in Recovery Halloween is nearly here and many of us want to celebrate in some way. If you’re in recovery, however, you might fear old haunts far more than a visit to the most terrifying haunted attraction. Fortunately, there are ways to celebrate […]

September 9, 2021

Sober Celebrations

Sober Celebrations Elevate Without Intoxicating Sometimes mocktails are where it’s at. Call those the drink of the “sober curious” or “sober sometimes” movement. It’s perhaps a natural progression from that little break some people take after overdoing it around the New Year’s holidays. Dry January in turn has led to […]

August 26, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day a Time to Mourn and Inform Covid wasn’t the only epidemic that we experienced in 2020. Drug overdose deaths soared, too, climbing nearly 30%, to 93,000. (In 2019, 70,630 people died from drug overdoses in the United States.) Most of the increases occurred in the South and […]

August 9, 2021

Back to School

Lesson Plan for Back to School: Keeping Things Safe and Keeping Things Sane Some children in the United States are back in the classroom, while others are still getting ready for the new school year. The Mountain region (which includes Colorado) tends to see students returning around the middle of […]

July 22, 2021

Fit for Recovery

Fitness Can Be a Powerful Tool for People in Recovery For people in recovery from substance use disorders, many say that the process becomes a little easier when they embark in physical activity and find a sense of community. A group like the Phoenix offers just that. It’s been around […]

July 13, 2021

Protect Your Vision

One Way to Shield Eyes from Damage is to Drink Less Alcohol Summertime gets sunny, and many of us resort to protecting our skin from the sun with a hat or sunscreen, or by staying in the shade. We also are urged to protect our eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) […]

Medical disclaimer:

Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.

Licensed medical professionals review material we publish on our site. The material is not a substitute for qualified medical diagnoses, treatment, or advice. It should not be used to replace the suggestions of your personal physician or other health care professionals.