Employment and Outpatient rehab By Ben Kaneaiakala, Founder, Phoenix Rising Behavioral Believe it or not, over 14 million working Americans have a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This represents about 1 out of every 8 workers is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. Too many of … Continue reading Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job
Understanding The 12 Steps of AA
The Foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Steps of AA make up the foundation of the program and are what members use in order to achieve and maintain sobriety. It is not required that members follow these 12 Steps, but they are encouraged to try and read them as they have helped past members to … Continue reading Understanding The 12 Steps of AA
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
A Sober Halloween: Enjoying Halloween Celebrations While in Addiction Recovery
hostChildren enjoy Halloween for many reasons. From candy to costumes to pumpkin carving, there are many fun activities. But none of those activities include consuming alcohol or using drugs. While you may have lost sight of the simple pleasures that embody the true Halloween spirit, you can make staying sober on Halloween a treat this … Continue reading A Sober Halloween: Enjoying Halloween Celebrations While in Addiction Recovery
What Is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is a term used when a person has a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety alongside a problem with alcohol or drugs. So, going back to the analogy of having a headache, people suffering from dual diagnosis will use drugs to mask the symptoms of their mood disorders, which in turn causes more harm.
Is “Celebrate Recovery” A Good Alternative to 12-Step Programs?
The Celebrate Recovery versus Alcoholics Anonymous discussion When I originally wrote about Celebrate recovery, almost two years ago it was enjoyed by some, but not a "popular" article. What has blown my mind is the comment section. It has taken on a life of its own. So it only made sense, to pull it out, … Continue reading Is “Celebrate Recovery” A Good Alternative to 12-Step Programs?
Your Friends In Sobriety Can Make or Break You
I feel that sometimes the fellowship in recovery doesn’t get the credit it is due. Sometimes you go meetings and you will hear someone say that fellowship will not keep you sober and that the fellowship and the program are two very different things. I even heard someone say in a meeting that they didn’t … Continue reading Your Friends In Sobriety Can Make or Break You
The Reasons That People Relapse
I’d like to start this off with the disclaimer that I am not an expert on relapses or what goes into making one, but rather I am just going to share what I have noticed in my time in sobriety. Being sober for a little while now I have noticed different patterns in relapses depending … Continue reading The Reasons That People Relapse
7 Approaches to Treatment We’re Thankful No Longer Exist
Special Authored Article by Rose Locking Over the years, there have been many ways of approaching individuals struggling with addiction. From mental institutions to prisons to high-end rehabs that rival many vacation resorts, addiction has been approached by medical professionals, law enforcement, neurologists, clergy and psychologists alike. Addicts have been punished, medicated, prayed over, bribed, analyzed, … Continue reading 7 Approaches to Treatment We’re Thankful No Longer Exist
Theories of Addiction
What causes addiction? Special Authored Article by Rose Locking What “cures” it? There are so many theories, and yes, some are evidence backed. But ultimately, we don’t really know as much as we should. From the causes to the cures, let’s look at some common theories on addiction treatment, and explore some popular beliefs that have … Continue reading Theories of Addiction