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How to Ask for Help

How to Ask for Help

According to recent studies, over 23.5 million Americans struggle with some type of substance use disorder (SUD). These individuals need help, whether it be to talk to someone or to receive professional, evidence-based treatment approaches at an addiction...

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...

Higher Power for Atheists and Agnostics: 6 Alternatives to God

Higher Power for Atheists and Agnostics: 6 Alternatives to God

Newcomers to addiction recovery are often taken aback by the frequent mention of God or other aspects of faith (such as prayer). Many rehabs are centered around 12 step-based treatment programs, which can have a heavy emphasis on religions references. Understandably,...

The Codependent Behaviors I Have Tried to Leave Behind

The Codependent Behaviors I Have Tried to Leave Behind

4 Recovery Don'ts for Loved Ones of an Addict The hardest lesson I ever had to learn is that, unlike a new home or clothes or a car, when someone needs recovery, no one else can get it for them. The addict has to find it for themselves and we must avoid codependent...

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...

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 and you...

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...

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