Anna M. Gaddy

Thankfulness in Recovery – celebrating the small wins

By Anna M. Gaddy | Nov 17, 2020

It’s tradition to focus on what we’re thankful for during the holiday season, but in recovery striving to consistently incorporate gratitude in your life is essential. Addiction is a disease that thrives on negativity, so actively practicing gratitude is a great tool when trying to maintain recovery.

Mental Wellness Month: Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health

By Anna M. Gaddy | Dec 14, 2020

Mental health affects all aspects of our lives. It determines how we think, feel and behave and impacts our ability to manage stress, connect with others and recover from life’s challenges and setbacks. Many factors influence our mental wellness, such as relationships, financial issues or social isolation.

Addiction Recovery is Not Linear. It's Important Not to Give Up

By Anna M. Gaddy | Feb 08, 2021

Recovery is not always a linear path. Sometimes it takes several tries and treatment programs to find the right one. If you or someone you know is living with addiction, it can sometimes feel like these turns are setbacks on the recovery journey, but that’s not necessarily the case. Remember, each person’s recovery is different. […]

Tips for Navigating Social Interactions When Your Loved One is in Recovery

By Anna M. Gaddy | Jul 26, 2021

People in recovery for substance use disorder often feel isolated and shameful about their addiction. They may also feel uncertain about how to interact in social settings without using substances. Strong support and acceptance from loved ones is an important piece of maintaining recovery. Read our tips for how you can support your loved one […]

How CleanSlate’s Behavioral Health Program is Helping Patients Maintain Long-term Recovery

By Anna M. Gaddy | Sep 02, 2021

Addiction is a disease that affects virtually every aspect of a person’s life, so we believe recovery must also address the whole person. That’s why CleanSlate’s treatment for substance use disorder includes medical, behavioral and mental health services to help us fully address each patient’s needs. People often talk about behavioral and mental health without […]