Category Archives: Recovery

  • 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...
  • How Long After Rehab Should I Wait to Get a Job or Change Jobs?
    Thursday, May 31st, 2018

    How Long After Rehab Should I Wait to Get a Job or Change Jobs?

    Addiction can affect so many aspects of life, including one’s job or career. Often, work pressures can build, or a social drinking culture among co-workers (or even drinking in the workplace) can lead to or compound an addiction problem....
  • What is Alcoholic ‘Wet Brain’?
    Friday, January 12th, 2018

    What is Alcoholic ‘Wet Brain’?

    Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous forms of substance abuse for many reasons, one of which is the possibility of contracting alcoholic “wet brain,” or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This is a common occurrence among chronic alcohol abusers and has...
  • What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?
    Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

    What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?

    The term “dry drunk” is used to describe an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, without entering treatment. A dry drunk has merely given up the addictive substance, but still suffers from the disease of addiction. With no program of...
  • The 7 Hardest Addictions to Break
    Monday, December 4th, 2017

    The 7 Hardest Addictions to Break

    Addiction is the result of several variable factors that conspire together: Our family history, our psychological and emotional well-being, our access to addictive substances, and the acceptance of drugs, alcohol, and certain behaviors in our social circle. Once we...