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5 Tips for Maintaining Long-Term Recovery

5 Tips for Maintaining Long-Term Recovery

Just because you’ve completed an addiction treatment program, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll never drink or use drugs again. Many addiction experts agree that addiction is not curable, but it is treatable with the right resources and skills. With the right...

How to Have Fun in Recovery: 6 Sober Activities

How to Have Fun in Recovery: 6 Sober Activities

When people begin a program of recovery, one of the first questions we often ask ourselves is Now what? How does anyone have fun in recovery? What do you do with all those hours of the day you once dedicated to your addiction? Why am I so bored? What do I do with...

Why Do We Sabotage Our Recovery

Why Do We Sabotage Our Recovery

Did you know that 40% to 60% of addicts who complete rehab will relapse? An even more significant portion of these individuals won’t finish rehab because they’ll sabotage themselves before they’re able to succeed.  One of the biggest obstacles between recovery...

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Many substance abusers also struggle with a co-occurring mental health disorder. This is known as a dual diagnosis and will require specialized treatment. Dual diagnosis is a common term that you’ll often hear in the addiction industry. According to the National...

You Got Clean, Now What?

You Got Clean, Now What?

Despite the fact that millions upon millions will face addiction sometime in their lives, only a fraction (about 10%) will ever seek addiction treatment. Among this fraction, only a certain percentage will successfully complete rehab and be clean.  Many people are...

National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day will be held April 27th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. Law enforcement will pair up with local communities to take back prescription drugs to ensure their safe disposal. Held each spring and fall, this take back day offers any...

Drug Overdose Signs

Drug Overdose Signs

Dabbling with drugs is risky business. One of the most dire consequences is the possibility of overdosing. All substances are capable of causing toxic-level build up in the body that accumulates faster than the body can process it out. Things quickly go south once the...