Category Archives: Recovery

  • What’s the Difference Between Treatment and Recovery?
    Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

    What’s the Difference Between Treatment and Recovery?

    In conversation, it may be tempting to use the words treatment and recovery interchangeably. However, while the two are very much associated, addiction treatment and addiction recovery are quite different. They are different, yet they can occur together.  The...
  • Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery: A Necessary Combination
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

    Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery: A Necessary Combination

    Mindfulness – it’s a simple phrase but one that is crucial in overcoming the stressful and negative experiences life may throw at us. Mindfulness means being present at the moment, both physically and mentally. When it comes to intense...
  • Honesty In Recovery: Why is It Important?
    Friday, March 26th, 2021

    Honesty In Recovery: Why is It Important?

    Guilt and shame are common themes during recovery. Of course, it’s embarrassing to admit to oneself that there is a problem. Also, people might feel ashamed at the fact that they ended up in the situation in the first...
  • Sobriety and Anxiety: Dealing With Anxiety During Recovery
    Thursday, February 25th, 2021

    Sobriety and Anxiety: Dealing With Anxiety During Recovery

    Anxiety is a psychological disorder characterized by excessive worrying, stress, and intrusive thoughts. Stress is healthy to some extent. But people dealing with the combination of sobriety anxiety experience a level of stress that can negatively affect their journey...
  • Love After Addiction Recovery
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

    Love After Addiction Recovery

    Relationships are an essential part of life. Regardless of what stage of our lives we’re in, as human beings, we crave closeness. We crave familiarity above all, we crave a sense of belonging. However, knowing when you’re ready to...
  • How-to Maintain Long Term Sobriety
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

    How-to Maintain Long Term Sobriety

    Achieving long term sobriety is the ultimate goal of all addiction treatment, but it can be a very hard goal to achieve. In many cases, abstinence lasts for only a short time and success doesn’t always improve with multiple...
  • The Affect Community Can Have on Sustained Sobriety
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

    The Affect Community Can Have on Sustained Sobriety

    Community and Sustained Sobriety Across the United States, millions of people live with mental illness and addiction. Unfortunately, due to incorrect stigmas related to mental health care, many people don’t seek out the support they need for a healthier...
  • What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like

    Drug or alcohol detox is the first step in any addiction treatment plan. It is the short period of time, usually 3 to 10 days, during which you rid your body of its physical dependence on drugs or alcohol....
  • What to Bring to Rehab
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    What to Bring to Rehab

    Inpatient rehabilitation at a treatment center can mean days or weeks away from home. You’ll need to pack necessities, from clothing to medications, to help you stay comfortable throughout your treatment. However, it’s important to note that most rehabilitation...
  • Things to Consider Before an Intervention
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Things to Consider Before an Intervention

    While interventions have become the butt of jokes on many television shows, they are a serious and important tool in helping your loved one take the first step in fighting addiction. You should always carefully consider whether an intervention...
  • You baby them… You bury them…
    Monday, December 31st, 2018

    You baby them… You bury them…

    “Ding-dong…” that doorbell was music to my ears that bright and crisp Easter Sunday in early April of 1987. My sister and I raced downstairs and opened the front door to find two humongous Easter baskets filled to the...
  • Methadone Detox: Get off Long-Term Methadone Use
    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

    Methadone Detox: Get off Long-Term Methadone Use

    If you’ve been using methadone for opioid replacement therapy or have been on long-term methadone use, it IS possible to get off this highly addictive pharmaceutical drug. If you are a parent or loved one of someone whose life...