Category: Recovery

What to Expect After Rehab

What to Expect After Rehab What to Expect After Rehab

After completing a drug and alcohol rehab program, your recovery journey is far from over. In fact, you’ve just begun! Although some individuals choose not to move forward with any formal treatment options after drug rehab, you are much more likely to achieve lifelong success in your sobriety if you continue with a long-term treatment […]

The Importance of an Addiction Recovery Community

The Importance of an Addiction Recovery Community Peer Support Community In Recovery

Positive social interaction is instrumental in maintaining abstinence from alcohol and drugs. In isolation, individuals are more susceptible to relapse, may experience worsened symptoms of depression, and are much more likely to quit rehab early. While there are many challenges associated with rebuilding your social life during and after treatment at a rehab center, it’s well worth the effort to do so.

5 Key Components of a Relapse Prevention Plan

5 Key Components of a Relapse Prevention Plan 5 Key Components of a Relapse Prevention Plan

A relapse can’t be contained to one single event. It is an ongoing process that is experienced by a person in recovery and marked by significant red flags or warning signs. These warning signs can cause a person to return to their drug or alcohol abuse. A relapse prevention plan is a great tool that can be used to recognize and manage the warning signs of relapse and sustain a healthy, sober lifestyle.

How to Support An Alcoholic In Recovery

How to Support An Alcoholic In Recovery 6 ways to support your relative's recovery

Knowing how to support a recovering alcoholic or drug addict isn’t always easy. When a loved one or relative enters recovery, it can be a time of great joy as well as simultaneous doubt and confusion, perhaps even a little fear on the part of everyone concerned. While you want the best for your recovering relative, you may feel unsure of the most appropriate approach to take. So how do you support an addict in recovery?

Why Our Continuum of Care Helps Many Achieve Long-Term Sobriety

Why Our Continuum of Care Helps Many Achieve Long-Term Sobriety long-term sobriety

Going through detox and treatment for alcohol or drug abuse is an important first step on the road to recovery. It is, however, only the beginning of the sobriety journey. Once you complete formal treatment and return home, the reality of familiar people, places and things you associated with substance abuse comes crashing down. You need a safe harbor, a strong and supportive network to help you withstand the cravings and urges that are likely to surface, sometimes without warning and often with a vengeance.

Sober Fun: How to Socialize Sober

Sober Fun: How to Socialize Sober socialize sober

Social functions are times to relax, enjoy friends and family and have fun. If you’re someone in addiction recovery, staying sober during these occasions may feel like a cloud hanging over the experience. There are ways to have sober fun at social functions, and this article outlines a few tips and tricks to have a good time without endangering your sobriety.

Quarterback Speaks About His Addiction to Opioid Painkillers

Quarterback Speaks About His Addiction to Opioid Painkillers quarterback speaks about opioid addiction

Opioid painkiller addiction among athletes, especially professional football players, is often an unfortunate reality for those who make their living by pushing their bodies to the extreme. Careers are extended by the powerful effects of the opioid painkillers. Players misuses the prescription drugs to extend their careers season by season. Unfortunately, prolonging one’s career often […]

Matt Bush is Working Hard to Redeem His Name

Matt Bush is Working Hard to Redeem His Name matt bush sobriety

His teammates try their best to buffer him from the insults hurled in his direction. Less than a year out of the halfway house where he used to reside, it’s not uncommon for Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush to hear fans—strangers—shouting at him, bringing up the ugly incidents in his troubled past.

The Enabling Cycle: When Helping isn’t Helping

The Enabling Cycle: When Helping isn’t Helping enabling a drug addict

Drug addiction does not discriminate, it doesn’t care if your rich or poor, famous or unknown, a man or woman, it doesn’t care what race or age you are. Many people can relate first hand to the effects of the drug epidemic in America, and parents are crying out with pleas of help. Everyone connected […]

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