A Valentine to Yourself: Finding Vetted and Useful Self-Help Resources

This February, New Paradigm Recovery is celebrating love in its many forms. This includes showing yourself a little love!  We often hear about practicing self-care and the benefits of self-help, but when it comes down to putting that advice into practice, it can be difficult to know where to start. The self-help and “wellness-culture” industry […]

What to Expect: Twelve-Step Meetings

Many people experiencing addiction are introduced to the concept of the Twelve Steps while in treatment, and most treatment centers strongly encourage Twelve Step meeting attendance to clients upon release. Twelve Step programs, their meetings, and their fellowships can be incredibly important tools for individuals in recovery and their loved ones, but many people do […]

Healthiest Places in America

New Paradigm Recovery in Vienna, Virginia is proud of our neighbors. According to a 2022 study in US News & World Report[i], some of the healthiest places in America are right here in Northern Virginia. Most notably, Falls Church, VA, was named the second healthiest place in America. This suburban town in the has consistently […]

Summer Travel and Staying Clean

For individuals new in recovery, it’s not just the “bad times” that can be triggering. Positive activities can be equally hard to navigate while maintaining recovery from addiction and alcoholism. For individuals who are new in recovery, a summer vacation might be a relaxing time to get away from it all, but it can also […]

LGBT Pride at New Paradigm, an Ongoing Effort

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and at New Paradigm Recovery in Tysons, Virginia, we are celebrating the beautiful diversity in our community. Addiction and recovery are important topics that affect the LGBTQ+ community. While we think it’s very important to address risk factors for addiction that affect LGBTQ+ populations, we also want to be careful […]

Gratitude Lists: A Tool in Recovery

In twelve step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, experienced members often suggest that newcomers write a “gratitude list” daily to help with their recovery. Sponsors or others in mentorship roles might suggest writing a list of five to ten things for which you are grateful every night; other suggestions might be to come […]

Treating Substance Use Disorder During the Pandemic

A recent article in JAMA Psychiatry points to a few unique challenges that mental healthcare providers face when practicing telehealth for substance use disorder versus other mental health practices. Notably, the authors point to the ways in which addiction treatment relies on in-person visits: “Compared with mental health, adoption of telehealth for SUDs has been […]

Rating the Ratings

Ask any business owner or service provider what they think of Yelp and you will likely hear, “It’s complicated,” accompanied by a deep sigh.  While most businesses are happy for the boost in business that comes with a high rating, bad reviews are almost impossible to remove – even if their claims are unfair or […]