Heartland Wellness Center
News + Updates

Heartland is growing! Growth inevitably comes with change. We are so excited to announce and launch Heartland Wellness Center. Think of Heartland Wellness Center as the umbrella for both Heartland Recovery Center and Heartland Behavioral Health. As we continue to grow and serve our communities, we decided, Heartland Wellness Center better encompasses all the services we provide.

Our primary mission has not changed…Heartland Wellness Center provides a welcoming environment to those seeking hope and healing in mental wellness and addiction recovery. We are a unique blend of dedicated professionals committed to offering client-centered care, guiding individuals, families and the community on their healing journey.

We are also excited to announce the addition of Daytime 10P to our Heartland Recovery Center programming.


Rebuilding Trust

Rebuilding trust can be a strenuous process, especially within heavily strained relationships. Rome wasn’t built overnight and neither is trust. Trust is easy to lose and hard to gain back. Continuing to take the next right actions, maintaining accountability, practicing patience, using honest communication, and being consistent with your loved ones are the keys to rebuilding trust. The goal is just to keep moving forward and progressing in your recovery journey.


Maintain Accountability

Be accountable for your actions. Do what you say you are going to do and show up in the lives of those you love. Consistently practice being accountable and taking responsibility if you mess up. People respect our truth more than they respect our excuses.


Practice Patience

Patience is a virtue. Patience is hard especially if you are in the mindset of gaining someone’s trust back instantaneously. It is important to remember that we cannot control the outcome of these situations, but rather we need to focus on what we can do to aid in the process regardless of the outcome. We can’t speed up the process nor make people trust us again any faster. We just have to be patient and let time be time.


Be Consistent

Being consistent in your actions helps others know your true intentions. It is one thing to talk about your intentions, but it’s another thing to follow through with your intentions through consistent actions.


Honest Communication

Communication is and will continue to be the foundation in all of our relationships. Striving for and maintaining honest communication aids in the trust rebuilding process. Mutual respect, sincerity, and courage help us to communicate in a healthy manner with our loved ones.

Four Stages of Rebuilding Trust
(For Family Members)

After active addiction and alcoholism ends, and recovery starts, rebuilding trust can still be difficult. Often times, family members of alcoholics and addicts go through the four stages of trust before fully trusting their family member(s) again. Be patient with yourself and your loved one during this time of growth and healing, no matter what stage you find yourself in. Addiction affects the whole family system, so it takes the whole family system to recover and progress towards a happy and healthy life.

Stage 1 (Paranoia): The paranoia stage often includes asking a lot of “what if” questions, replaying scenarios in your head, and/or ruminating on the past. We would encourage you, if you are in this stage, to be patient with your loved one as they progress in their recovery. Also, in this stage it may be beneficial for you to seek help in other ways, such as attending individual/family therapy, attending family nights consistently, and/or going to Alanon meetings in your area.

Stage 2 (Cautious Optimism): In this stage of trust, you have the desire to trust your loved one, however you are still hesitant. You may start asking less questions, and letting your loved one have more freedom. Remember, you are progressing in your journey, just like your loved one.

Stage 3 (Optimism): In this stage, you start to see the trust rebuilding. You can see your loved one walking the walk and taking the right actions consistently to rebuild your trust. You’re generally optimistic that your loved one will continue on their recovery path, even though you may be a little hesitant and still find yourself questioning if they are doing okay.

Stage 4 (Confidence): In this final stage of rebuilding trust, you are confident that your loved-one is healthy and happy in their recovery. This is the stage where you accept your loved one’s past, but choose not to live there anymore. Instead you trust in your loved one’s progress and are there to support them if there are ever any warning signs of relapse.




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