Tips for Choosing a Sponsor in Recovery

Tips for Choosing a Sponsor in Recovery

Choosing a Sponsor in Recovery In early recovery attending an intensive outpatient program or outpatient program is a common next step after completing detox. Many patients also choose to attend 12-step based meetings as part of their continued recovery process. It is recommended that immediately upon entering treatment individuals begin the process of choosing a sponsor… View more

The Importance of Relapse Prevention

The Importance of Relapse Prevention In addiction, relapse is when a person who has undergone a period of abstinence from a drug or substance returns to using any drug or substance again. It’s estimated that 40 to 60% of drug addiction patients will relapse. Relapse is not uncommon and is a very real danger for an… View more

Tips for Choosing a Sober Living Facility

What to Look for When Choosing a Sober Living Facility After taking the steps to detox off substances or attend treatment, the next step is to continue recovery in a sober living environment. A sober living facility, also known as a halfway house or sober home, provides individuals with continued support in recovery following treatment… View more

Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery

Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery For the families and friends of an individual in recovery it can be difficult to know the best ways to show your support and love during this time. What do you say? What should you do? Below we have compiled some tips that we think will be helpful for families… View more

Understanding Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) Drug & Alcohol Programs

What is an intensive outpatient (IOP) program or outpatient (OP) program? After completing a successful detox at an inpatient addiction program patients will often move to an intensive outpatient program for further treatment. An IOP program will typically include individual and group therapies. The therapists in the IOP program will work with the client to continue recovery… View more

Alcohol Withdrawals

What are Alcohol Withdrawals? Alcohol withdrawals are a serious condition. Alongside benzodiazepines, alcohol is the only substance that can kill the user from withdrawals. This has to do with alcohol’s effect on the GABA centers on the brain. Sudden deprivation of alcohol can send the user into life-threatening seizures. It is highly advised to seek… View more