Category Archives: Addiction Articles

  • How to Balance the Demands of Aftercare While Maintaining Sobriety
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

    How to Balance the Demands of Aftercare While Maintaining Sobriety

    Maintaining sobriety can feel like a full-time job for many people after they leave rehabilitation. You’ll need to balance living a full life with a job and relationships alongside your continued treatment and commitment to sobriety. Sobriety can’t take...
  • Can I Send My Loved One to Rehab Involuntarily?
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

    Can I Send My Loved One to Rehab Involuntarily?

    People experiencing addiction can have a hard time committing themselves to a change or even realizing they have a problem. If you have a loved one experiencing addiction, you’ve probably tried over and over to convince them to seek...
  • The Link Between Addiction and Perfectionism
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

    The Link Between Addiction and Perfectionism

    Contrary to what one may think, when an individual is struggling with addiction, they are often struggling with perfectionism as well. Beneath their addiction, this person may have unrealistic expectations which have caused them to abandon their goals and...
  • Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Addiction
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

    Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Addiction

    76 percent of people who struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction still maintain their job. It makes sense then, that one of the most common reasons that people do not go into treatment is that they are afraid...
  • Effect of Alcohol on Mental Health
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

    Effect of Alcohol on Mental Health

    Studies show that nearly one-third of people with major depressive disorder also have a tendency to abuse alcohol.  So, does depression drive people to drink, or does drinking lead to depression? The answer – both can be true. Research...
  • Romance in Addiction Recovery
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

    Romance in Addiction Recovery

    Dating in recovery is a tricky issue. There’s nothing like being in a new relationship. The excitement of seeing each other and the mystery and allure of the other person is exhilarating. It’s hard to concentrate on anything else,...
  • The Role Childhood Trauma Plays in Opioid Addiction
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

    The Role Childhood Trauma Plays in Opioid Addiction

    Addiction science has made great strides toward a more thorough understanding of the role neurology plays in addiction and recovery. Still, there are many unanswered questions especially in regard to addiction development and susceptibility. There’s a link between childhood...
  • Managing Stress During Outpatient Treatment
    Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

    Managing Stress During Outpatient Treatment

    Often, it is stress that contributes to people becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Stress is a normal part of our everyday lives — and isn’t always negative. Positive stress motivates you to study for a test or to...
  • How-to Manage Outpatient Recovery
    Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

    How-to Manage Outpatient Recovery

    There are many reasons people choose to participate in outpatient recovery programs. Because they don’t include services like room and board, they are generally less expensive and provide more flexibility for work or school schedules. In-patient facilities by nature,...
  • Do You Suspect Your Spouse Has an Addiction?
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

    Do You Suspect Your Spouse Has an Addiction?

    Are you married to an addict? Or Suspect your Spouse has a drug addiction? Our family and intimate relationships should be safe havens, and our homes, places that provide shelter from the troubles of the outside world. However, for...
  • The Role of Informal 12 Step Programs in Opioid Addiction Recovery
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

    The Role of Informal 12 Step Programs in Opioid Addiction Recovery

    Do 12 Step Programs Really Work? There are many types of 12 Step Programs. Each patient may need different kinds and levels of support to maintain sobriety after formal treatment. However, some research into people who have achieved long-term...
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Addiction Treatment
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

    Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Addiction Treatment

    Solution Focused Therapy is just one of the many tools for addiction treatment. From group therapy to family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy to psychotherapy, mental health professionals use a number of tools to help people overcome substance abuse and...