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Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future Everyone has a past. Some people can look behind them and be alright with the memories and decisions. Other people have a difficult time with their past. They have painful memories and have not made the best decisions for their lives.  This is especially true for [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression

Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression Dual diagnosis treatment Drinking and depression, or dual diagnosis, go hand in hand. There are over 16 million adults struggling with clinical depression in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. There are over 350 million people who struggle with depression globally. That’s a [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog, Dual Diagnosis|Comments Off on Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression

What is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox Process Like?

What is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox Process Like? With alcoholism and drug addiction running rampant across the nation, the topic of detox is common among those who desire to quit drinking or drugging.  In fact, for many people, even the thought of going through detox can be quite frightening because they don’t want [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Blog, Detox|Comments Off on What is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox Process Like?

Tips To Stay On Recovery Path After Treatment

Tips To Stay Sober At Work After Treatment Congratulations on attending addiction treatment and completing it! Being sober has probably given you a new zest for life. Yes, most people that head into treatment have lost quite a bit of good things in their lives and quite possibly have hit rock bottom. Getting out of [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Tips To Stay On Recovery Path After Treatment

Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay

Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay Struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can cause a lot of misery for the addict and the family.  Too many families are on an emotional roller coaster ride due to someone’s inability to stay clean or sober. Maybe the person struggling with addiction doesn’t want to [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog, Inpatient Treatment|Comments Off on Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay

Are You Drinking To Cope With Anxiety?

Are You Drinking To Cope With Anxiety? It’s no secret that many people drink in order to combat anxiety.  After one or two drinks, they state that they feel more relaxed and can navigate relationships or social scenes better.  This may sound great, but there are many people who cannot stop drinking after just one [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Are You Drinking To Cope With Anxiety?

Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction?

Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction? Most likely, when you were in active addiction or alcoholism, you spent a decent amount of time hanging out with your party friends.  You may have felt a twinge of loneliness at times, but you were able to get around others and enjoy the scene, drinking or drugging. [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction?

The 7 Best Self-Care Tips For Early Addiction Recovery

The 7 Best Self-Care Tips For Early Addiction Recovery When you're in active addiction, oftentimes wants and needs go out the window because you feel overpowered by the compulsion to use your drug of choice. You want to take care of yourself, but you find it quite challenging because your mind is consistently running thoughts [...]

By | January 27th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on The 7 Best Self-Care Tips For Early Addiction Recovery

When Your Husband Is an Angry Alcoholic

When Your Husband Is an Angry Alcoholic If your husband is a drinker and you’re noticing him getting angrier the more he drinks, you may have some questions. Is he becoming an alcoholic? Is he an angry alcoholic? Does he need help? Am I safe? These are important questions, so let’s take a look at [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on When Your Husband Is an Angry Alcoholic