Addiction Blog

Let The Journey Begin

Let The Journey Begin

Let the journey begin. Uncertain of who I was as an individual, attempting to be who others wanted me to be, drugs and alcohol gave me “courage” to “fit in.” I sought approval and validation from anyone who would give it. Living most of my life in a small town I found...

My Journey With Oregon Trail Recovery

My Journey With Oregon Trail Recovery

My journey with Oregon Trail Recovery got off to a bumpy start. Needless to say, I wasn't very receptive to what they were trying to teach me. I was a completely different person when I first arrived here, a fact that still so often amazes me. I wasn't really...

Asking For Help

Asking For Help

I come from a blue-collar ruffian background from the mid-west with no shortage of pride and ego. As a result, I never understood that obstacles couldn't be overcome through willpower alone. I thought only a weak-minded person would be asking for help. Men didn't...

Non-Violent Communication

Non-Violent Communication

Nonviolent communication is the language of compassion. The man that developed it is Marshall Rosenberg Ph.D. Here at OTR we are teaching our clients this model. It is sometimes met with resistance, in most cases, because they’re not use to getting their needs met,...

Thursday Morning Workouts

Thursday Morning Workouts

Thursday mornings are a special treasure for the women’s' program at Oregon Trail Recovery. The ladies wake up with excitement and mild dread as they dress for the day in workout gear. They spend time making nutritious fruit smoothies and talking together about their...

Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy

“You can bring the horse to the water but you can’t make it drink.”   As I sit here and write this; looking back on my experiences as a part of Oregon Trail Recovery, I am filled with gratitude. Grateful for the quality of life my sobriety allows me to live....