What Does Recovery Mean To You?

We are continuing our journey of spiritual growth at our sober living in Scottsdale, Arizona by following C.W. V. Straaten’s The Addiction Recovery Journal today and have come up to Day 3. If you are enjoying following along and seeing what wonderful things can happen in the span of 366 days please make sure to come back and join us.

“Day 3 – What does recovery mean to you?”

Before I really knew what recovery was through my own experiences I used to think that it just meant ‘being cured’ (shout out Passages lol), but now I know recovery isn’t just a quick fix or a word. Recovery is putting into practice the actions to support you no longer feeding into your past addictions. For me that means praying daily, meditating as often as possible, and accepting the world as it is instead of trying to shapeshift it into what I believe is how things ‘should be’. One thing I remember learning from my sponsors in the past is, “You should never be hard on yourself!”. So really what I’m saying is that recovery to me is a compilation of actions I do to keep myself spiritually, mentally, and emotionally fit.

Thanks for joining on the third day of our series at our sober living in Arcadia and Scottsdale for men and women with Camelback Recovery. Don’t forget like and follow us on Facebook and tune in here for the daily prompt! Until tomorrow, spiritual gangsters!

What Could People Learn From You

I’m back for the second day of our blogging growth series here at Camelback Recovery, a sober living home in Scottsdale and a sober living in Arcadia. We are going through The Addiction Recovery Journal by C.W. V. Straaten and responding to the daily prompt with all of your readers to grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. I hope you enjoy today’s blog and if you do please share on social media and be sure to like, follow, and comment on our post on the Facebook page. Thanks in advance spiritual fam!

“Day 2- What could people learn from you?”

As someone who has been in recovery and also worked in recovery for a female sober living program here in Scottsdale, I have attained many qualities that I believe would be beneficial for other people to attain themselves. Honestly, though, the one I feel like people could learn from me though would be being able to recognize when I am wrong and taking ownership of those things that I can improve on. Although recovery is mostly being willing to facilitate change within yourself even if it doesn’t necessarily happen 100% of the time. So although I still have moments where emotions may produce reactions, most of the time I am able to naturally be able to recognize the feeling of me acting in my defects. This is something so valuable to learn because it’s through that self-reflection and actively practicing the sixth step that as people in recovery we are able to become better versions of ourselves one right choice at a time.

Please let us know if you enjoyed reading and what your answer is to today’s prompt. We appreciate your feedback and support. Until tomorrow Camelback Recovery family!

Sober Living in Scottsdale Arizona

Welcome to our blog on sober living in Scottsdale, Arizona! If you’re new to the blog this will be a very exciting time to start reading. I will be going through and writing a blog post a day on recovery following the book The Addiction Recovery Journal by C.W. V. Straaten. We shall start the challenges or prompts as asked by the book and I hope to grow through this journey as well as learn a little more about what it means to help men and women get into the appropriate sober living home. Please follow along and keep me motivated by commenting or sharing the blog on whatever social media site you have to gain more of a following. So without further ado here we go fam!

“Day 1 – If your addiction was a person how would you describe him or her? What is the one piece of advice you would give him/her?”

I don’t believe that people are good or evil, unfortunately, my Borderline Personality does seem to bring up that kind of black and white thinking at times that I typically combat with the principles I have learned by working through the 12 steps and actively working a program. Like many addicts and alcoholics, drinking and drugging were ‘but a symptom’ for me as the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous tells us. Although, if my addiction, as tumultuous as it was, filled with anger, victimization and hopelessness was if anything a broken soul. So if my addiction was a person who suffered as horribly as I remember then it would be someone I would empathize with, but not enable. Today I try not to take anyone’s inventory but the best suggestion made to my family that aided my growth as a person was not to continue to fund, co-sign or support the nonsense I put them through. Now I am so grateful because it was through my own will that I was able to be open to the guidelines outlined in the 12-steps. The best advice I could give this person (my addiction in human form, king of like how Will Farrel is my sense of humor in human form) would be that there is a solution and if they are able to put the same amount of effort into their recovery as they are into their addiction then maybe, just maybe, the person of addiction could be a person who’s recovered.

That concludes today’s prompt, please come back daily to read the post and see what prompt or challenge the author has in store for us next. Thanks for reading our recovery home blog. Please make sure to share and comment if you enjoyed reading and make sure to like, comment and follow on our Facebook page.

Recovery Coaching At Camelback Recovery

Recovery Coaching and Sober Living Homes

It is our pleasure to introduce our new recovery coaching staff, Jeff Thomas. He is the creator of the LifeForce, Transformational Coaching program, and brings 12 years of his recovery journey, into his coaching experience. Jeff has an extensive background in Psychology and holds a BA and Business Management from the University of Phoenix. His 31 years living a life of addiction, help him relate to his clients as he shares his victory over alcohol, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, and sex addiction. He entered recovery in 2006 after a 15-year stint as a professional musician. His whole life revolved around performing shows and venues where alcohol and drugs were part of the scene. Jeff’s personal journey through addiction and recovery allows him to not only relate but also empathize with the challenges that face those in recovery. He brings nonjudgmental acceptance along with a compassionate demeanor to meet his clients “where they are” in their process. He strongly believes that each of us has a unique journey to recovery and works with his clients to discover their own path by taking a Wholistic approach that focuses on mind, body, and spirit.

Jeff helps his clients process emotions realize mental blocks, limiting beliefs, conditioned responses, and behavioral and relational patterns. He urges his clients to set appropriate boundaries in order to protect their sobriety. He holds them accountable for the commitments they make to change and supports them in moving forward in their lives.

Jeff’s passion is to guide others battling an addiction to find their “true selves” once again. To disconnect from their inner-critic and reconnect with their inner wisdom by quieting their mind, observing their ego, and learning to fully accept “what is” in every moment, regardless of circumstance, interpretation, or applied meaning. “True Peace awaits us all”.

About Camelback Recovery
Camelback Recovery provides sober living homes in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tucson. We provide recovery coaching in a structured and supportive environment that promotes long term transformational changes in our clients by focusing on 12-Step fundamentals, human connection, and accountability.