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How to Deal With Homesickness In Rehab

How to Deal With Homesickness In Rehab homesickness in rehab

Venturing out to a residential rehab center where everything is unfamiliar can be very challenging, especially if you’re far from close family and friends. Making the decision to go to rehab is a life-changing decision, but it’s also often a necessary one if you want to help yourself heal. 

Can Dry January Ignite Your Recovery and Lead to Lasting Sobriety?

Can Dry January Ignite Your Recovery and Lead to Lasting Sobriety? dry January sober

For many people, January is a time for new changes and a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to reassess, create goals, and work towards a better you. If you want to step back and re-evaluate your relationship with alcohol, Dry January might be a great way to do it and start the year making healthier choices.

Rehab Options: Does Location Matter?

Rehab Options: Does Location Matter? rehab location matters

Choosing a rehab center can be difficult, especially if you’ve never attended treatment before. In addition to considering factors like cost and program offerings, it’s important to consider whether you’ll attend treatment out of state or near your home. This decision is a very important one and you should carefully think through your options before choosing a rehab.

Signs You’ve Hit Rock Bottom Due to Addiction

Signs You’ve Hit Rock Bottom Due to Addiction hitting rock bottom

For some people, occasional drug and alcohol abuse can escalate into full dependence, and then suddenly, nothing is more important than getting high or drunk. Although addicted individuals often make excuses for why they don’t need treatment, hitting rock bottom is often the end of the line and forces them to take action.

How to Tell People You’re Going to Rehab

How to Tell People You’re Going to Rehab how to tell people you're going to rehab

Going to rehab is a very personal decision that you don’t have to share with others if you don’t want to. However, attending a 90-day program will likely impact your relationship with those around you, including your family, friends, and employer. As a result, some communication about rehab may be necessary.

5 Signs You Might Be Self-Medicating to Deal With Stress

5 Signs You Might Be Self-Medicating to Deal With Stress self-medicating to deal with stress

It’s not uncommon for people to use drugs to deal with stress, fear, or other complex emotions. But over time, this behavior can grow into addiction and cause serious physical and mental health problems.

Going to Drug Rehab for the First Time? Here Are 10 Things You Need to Know

Going to Drug Rehab for the First Time? Here Are 10 Things You Need to Know first time in drug rehab

Going to rehab for the first time can be a scary thing, no doubt. You might even be unsure if you’ve made the right decision. However you’re feeling, knowing what to expect can help you feel more confident as you head to rehab.

Jake W.’s Story of Addiction Recovery (SOAR)

Jake W.’s Story of Addiction Recovery (SOAR) stories addiction recovery

Throughout his journey to recovery, Trenton has been through a lot. But overall, he says it’s important to take the advice of people who have been through it all before. Be honest with yourself and other people about where you are in life, and carefully examine your motives and intentions for doing the 12-Step work.

How Does Alcohol and Drug Use Influence Suicidal Behaviors?

How Does Alcohol and Drug Use Influence Suicidal Behaviors? substance abuse and suicide

Addiction, depression, and suicide are all very closely related. People who suffer from severe depression and other mental health issues often engage in risky behaviors or turn to drugs and alcohol to numb their negative feelings. However, chronic alcohol or drug abuse also produces toxic side effects, including mental health issues like anxiety and depression. As a person continues to use alcohol or drugs to cope with depression, they’re likely to experience depressive episodes more often, increasing feelings of hopelessness and despair.

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