Repairing Relationships in Recovery

Repairing Relationships in Recovery

Repairing Relationships in Addiction Recovery Substance abuse takes a toll on every aspect of your life, including your relationships. While escaping addiction and beginning your journey to recovery is a momentous achievement, it does not mean that everything if your life will repair itself. In order to repair the relationships that were damaged during active… View more

Addiction Myths

Myths About Addiction People often have the idea that everyone who is suffering from addiction falls into a certain stereotype, that they are “all the same.” Common misconceptions such as these have a direct impact on addicts and how people perceive them in day to day life. The way that addicts are portrayed on t.v…. View more

Beginning a Life in Addiction Recovery

Beginning a Life in Addiction Recovery For those recently out of treatment, relationships can be challenging to navigate. It’s likely that the relationships of an individual in recovery suffered damage while still in active addiction. When working the steps to recovery, it is recommended that relationships be repaired. It should be mentioned that repairing relationships… View more

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

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 for Breaking Enabling Behaviors in Addiction

What is enabling? Enabling is defined as giving someone or something the authority or means to do something. More specifically with addiction, enabling is seen as assisting an addict with something that they are capable of doing and by all means should be doing themselves. Drug addiction is a complex disease that affects the user,… 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

Identifying Addiction Early and Its Benefits

Identifying Addiction Early and Its Benefits When it comes to substance abuse, identifying addiction early has a number of benefits. A person doesn’t have to “hit rock bottom” before seeking help for addiction. By identifying addiction early on and seeking treatment before matters get out of control, the individual often has increased chances at long-term… View more

Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction Drug addiction or drug abuse can be a touchy topic to discuss. If you’re concerned for a loved one or friend that you worry may be suffering from drug addiction you may be wondering where you should start to find help. Begin by learning about the nature of drug… View more