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Category: Recovery

12 Useful Alexa Skills for Addiction Recovery

12 Useful Alexa Skills for Addiction Recovery 12 Useful Alexa Skills for Addiction Recovery

If you own an Amazon Echo smart speaker, you have access to dozens of great sobriety maintenance tools you may not even know about. Whether you’re new to recovery or you’ve been sober for several months or years, these skills can add an extra layer of support to your sobriety journey. Here are some of […]

Can I Go To Rehab While On Probation or Parole?

Can I Go To Rehab While On Probation or Parole? inmate in a cell

The legal consequences of drug abuse can vary greatly, but most often, drug offenders are sentenced with hefty fines, probation, or are sent to jail immediately, especially if they have a history of prior arrests. However, going to rehab while on probation can be extremely beneficial, and for individuals on parole, it may even be […]

Healing, Rebuilding and Recovering This Mother’s Day

Healing, Rebuilding and Recovering This Mother’s Day daughter celebrating mother's day with her mother

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate motherhood and all the amazing things that come with it, but for many people, it can also be a difficult holiday. Mothers with addicted children may find themselves feeling guilty, ashamed, depressed, or helpless because they feel like they are unable to protect or help their own child.

Ready to Get Sober? 5 Reasons Not to Wait Until After the Holidays

Ready to Get Sober? 5 Reasons Not to Wait Until After the Holidays calendar

The holiday season is a joyous and eventful time that many people look forward to. If your addiction has reared it’s ugly head and you’re finally ready to get help, the thought of missing out on the holiday fun may be a major deterrent. Although it may be easier to shelve the idea of going […]

Holiday Lapse: How to Avoid Relapse and Bounce Back from a Slip

Holiday Lapse: How to Avoid Relapse and Bounce Back from a Slip woman who just relapsed

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people who are in recovery will relapse, a testament to just how difficult maintaining sobriety can be.1 Relapse is not considered to be the catastrophe it once was, and it’s not an indication that treatment was unsuccessful. In fact, relapse is […]

How to Navigate Old Friendships After Completing Drug Rehab

How to Navigate Old Friendships After Completing Drug Rehab old friends chatting at a coffee shop

Most people who abuse drugs and alcohol spend the majority of their social time with other individuals who do the same. This is often the case for one or several different reasons: The addict doesn’t want to be criticized by friends or loved ones about his or her drug abuse. The addict wants to be […]

The White House Wants You to Share Your Addiction Story

The White House Wants You to Share Your Addiction Story The White House

The Trump administration recently unveiled a brand new website featuring the video testimonials of countless Americans who have been affected by the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. In President Trump’s own video message to the public, he highlights the facts that drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. […]

5 Inspiring Alumni Quotes for Alcohol Awareness Month

5 Inspiring Alumni Quotes for Alcohol Awareness Month 5 quotes from alumni

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national observance founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). This year, we’d like to share some encouraging quotes from our very own alumni, many of whom struggled with alcohol addiction and successfully overcame it. But first, here’s a little more information on Alcohol […]

7 Common Challenges People Face in Addiction Recovery

7 Common Challenges People Face in Addiction Recovery woman depressed avoiding relapse

Successfully completing a drug and alcohol rehab program and re-entering society as a sober individual does not come without its own unique challenges. Maybe your loved one is in rehab and you want to understand what he or she may be experiencing. Or maybe you’re considering enrolling in a rehab program yourself, but your fears […]

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