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Triggers and Cravings

Triggers and Cravings Triggers and cravings can be one of the most difficult aspects of recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse. A trigger is anything that brings back painful thoughts, feelings, or memories having to do with your addiction. This could be your drug of choice, a location you frequented or even a person you

Abuse vs Addiction

Abuse vs Addiction While the terms abuse and addiction are often used interchangeably, the reality is that they are each describing a different type of person. The terms do have some similarities in that they both negatively impact their lives. We’ll take a closer look at these two terms to better distinguish the difference between

Alcoholism Warning Signs

Warning Signs of Alcoholism If you are concerned that a loved one is struggling with alcoholism, there are warning signs that you can look for to determine if they are addicted to alcohol. While many signs are easily recognizable, others may be more difficult to identify. The severity of the abuse can also play a

What is sober living?

About Sober Living Sober living is an extremely important aspect of addiction recovery. Establishing a sober living lifestyle will help individuals in addiction recovery to create positive habits and an environment that is conducive for maintaining sobriety. When a client is in an inpatient treatment program they are in an extremely structured and safe environment

Women and Addiction

About Women and Addiction The approach used to treating addiction is different for each individual. This same idea applies to the treatment approach used for men and women. Until the 1990’s the majority of addiction studies focused on men. It wasn’t until women were required to be added to the studies that significant differences were

Role of Transitional Living in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Transitional Living in Addiction Recovery More and more individuals in addiction recovery are discovering that they require an additional transition period between completing inpatient addiction treatment and returning home. There are many benefits for an individual when it comes to transitional living post-addiction treatment. Sober living or transitional living refers to a

Tips for Staying Sober in College

Tips for Students Choosing to Stay Sober in College According to the Wall Street Journal, students between the ages of 18 and 24 represent the largest-growing demographic of individuals seeking treatment for drug abuse. Some students may be coming to college already having been sober in high school. Others may develop alcohol or drug addiction while