• 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...
  • What to do if you suspect your child has an addiction
    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

    What to do if you suspect your child has an addiction

    Maybe it was the faint smell of marijuana you smelled on your child’s jacket when they came home one Saturday night. But they were home at the time you asked them to be, so you dismissed it. Maybe it...
  • The Benefits of Journaling in Addiction Recovery
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    The Benefits of Journaling in Addiction Recovery

    TOOLS FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY There are many tools for addiction recovery. Many storied authors and other creative types have been known to keep a daily journal. Oscar Wilde was said to have always carried his with him so that...
  • Benefits of a Sober Living Home
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

    Benefits of a Sober Living Home

    We know that our environments play a significant role in addiction, but are they equally as important during recovery? Social scientists understand that things like family dynamics, friend groups, and learned environments can contribute to, and even trigger addiction,...
  • Medication assisted treatment for co-occurring disorders
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    Medication assisted treatment for co-occurring disorders

    Medication Assisted Treatment Addiction Treatment has many facets, and sometimes Medication Assisted Treatment is not enough. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), almost 40 percent of all people who experience addiction also have a...
  • Is data and technology the answer to treating addiction?
    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

    Is data and technology the answer to treating addiction?

    As the opioid epidemic continues to grow and spread throughout communities, even large tech companies are getting in on the fight to stop addiction. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is opening a “data-driven” addiction treatment center in Dayton, Ohio in...
  • 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...