Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery

Steps to prepare for rehab If you’ve decided to check into a drug or alcohol recovery program, congratulations - you’ve made a conscious, albeit difficult, decision to get the help you need to turn your life around. It takes courage and faith that things can get better. It also takes some time to prepare for … Continue reading Laying the Groundwork: A To-Do List for People Heading to Recovery

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Drug Addiction Solutions Include Outpatient Options Even when someone realizes they need to get help for a drug or alcohol problem, the obstacles to actually getting into treatment can seem formidable. One of the widely held misconceptions about addiction rehab is that it involves leaving work and family for an extended period, substantially impacting both … Continue reading Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Teen Addiction: More Dangerous Than You Might Think

The Real Danger of Addiction in Teens It is a story told far too often. A teenager has a bright future. He gets good grades, has plenty of friends and begins thinking about colleges and scholarships. He goes to a high school party one night, where his peers are experimenting with drugs, like heroin and … Continue reading Teen Addiction: More Dangerous Than You Might Think

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from the drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong process, one that requires discipline and most importantly intensive treatment and therapy. Addiction is usually a symptom of an underlying issue such as trauma, abuse, grief, and many other … Continue reading Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

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Starting a Life After Addiction? Here Are 4 Ways to Support Yourself While Building Your Career

Sobriety Offers a New Life One of the first steps in reclaiming your life from addiction is to start building (or rebuilding) your career. There’s nothing easy about getting your career up and going. However, if you’ve chosen recovery and are living it out each day, you’re already doing the hardest part. While looking for … Continue reading Starting a Life After Addiction? Here Are 4 Ways to Support Yourself While Building Your Career

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace

What you need to know about addiction and your place of employment Seeking help for your drug addiction can be hard for anyone. However, if you are a professional, seeking help for drug addiction can be frightening and confusing. You need help for your addiction, but you don’t want to lose your job in the … Continue reading Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Helping A Loved One Who Needs Substance Abuse Treatment

Millions of people in the U.S. are living with an addiction, and while the reasons behind the substance abuse vary, it’s important to remember that there are just as many reasons for the individual to seek treatment. Not only are substances harmful to our physical and mental health, they can cause rifts in relationships, harm … Continue reading Helping A Loved One Who Needs Substance Abuse Treatment

Alternative Addiction Treatments: What Will Really Work for You?

Alternative treatments may seem promising, but you need to know what will truly work for you. Sometimes you should seek out other therapies, and sometimes you may need to avoid them. To balance out your recovery, keep these points in mind. 

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How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal

  There are very few things that can bring a solid, loving relationship down as efficiently as addiction. Dependence on drugs and/or alcohol bleeds into every facet of a relationship and breeds lies, animosity, resentment and even infidelity. From identifying the addiction, confronting your partner, getting help, and mending what’s broken, it is a struggle … Continue reading How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal

The Dangers of Opioid Abuse in Teens

The epidemic of opioid abuse, dependence, and overdose is a public health crisis. It is affecting people across the country from all areas and of all socioeconomic statuses. Adults are using opioids and the consequences are dire, but teens are also vulnerable. They are using prescription opioid painkillers and heroin, and they are mixing substances, … Continue reading The Dangers of Opioid Abuse in Teens