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How Long Does IOP Last?

How Long Does IOP Last?

One of the most common questions about an intensive outpatient program is, “How long does IOP last?” The duration of addiction treatment can be a barrier for some people and will also affect how much treatment costs so this is an important question! In this blog,...
9 Things to Drink Instead of Alcohol

9 Things to Drink Instead of Alcohol

If you’re living a sober life, chances are, you’re bound to end up in a social situation where other people are drinking. Alcohol is a part of many celebratory occasions and social gatherings, so sometimes it can seem impossible to avoid. Next time you’re faced with a...
Do You Hate Sobriety? Here are 5 Ways to Change That

Do You Hate Sobriety? Here are 5 Ways to Change That

Addiction recovery is full of roadblocks and challenges, but if you hate being sober and resent the fact that you can’t drink or drug, this doesn’t necessarily mean that sobriety isn’t for you. Instead, it could be a sign that your mind and heart are not in the right...
10 Most Sober Colleges in the U.S.

10 Most Sober Colleges in the U.S.

When you’re sober, choosing a college is about more than just its academic offerings. You also want to make sure it’s an environment that is conducive to your recovery. Unfortunately, college life is often characterized by heavy drinking and drug abuse. It’s a part of...
What Does an IOP Schedule Look Like?

What Does an IOP Schedule Look Like?

Before enrolling in an intensive outpatient program (IOP), it’s natural to want to know what your daily schedule will look like and how addiction treatment will affect your current routine, especially if you are employed or you’re enrolled in college. IOP is a very...
Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer

Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer

Unlike other chronic health conditions and diseases, people who suffer from addiction are often blamed for it. No one sets out to become addicted, but negative beliefs and attitudes about people with substance abuse disorders can create barriers like shame and fear...
7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober

7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober

Substance abuse and addiction can take a toll on the way others view us and the way we view ourselves. In fact, drug abuse itself is often a symptom of low-self esteem and self-hate. Conversely, getting sober (and staying that way) is just as much a physical process...
How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab

How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab

Recovery is an ongoing process that doesn’t just happen in a day. Many people struggle with relapse, find their way back to treatment, and continue the work to become the best version of themselves before they achieve their ultimate goal of lasting sobriety. Sometimes...
Benefits of Massage Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Addiction Recovery

People in the early stages of recovery often face difficult roadblocks emotionally and physically. It can be an uncomfortable process that requires ongoing treatment and medical management of symptoms. Massage therapy is one therapeutic treatment method that has many...
8 Important Steps to Take After IOP

8 Important Steps to Take After IOP

Re-entering society after rehab as a sober person can be challenging in many ways. Not only is maintaining your sobriety difficult, but you may also be faced with employment issues, a lack of education or professional skills, social isolation, financial problems, or a...
Are You Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction?

Are You Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction?

Many times, family members and loved ones try to help an addicted loved one, but unknowingly make the situation worse. Dealing with alcohol or drug addiction in the family is a difficult and complex situation, any many people find themselves enabling a loved one and...

A Complete Guide to Court-Ordered Rehab

Substance abuse and addiction comes with a host of negative side effects, including legal issues. If a person refuses to admit they have a problem and won’t go to rehab on their own, he or she may eventually end up facing an ultimatum: rehab or jail. What is...

10 Types of Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Addiction recovery is as much about physical abstinence as it is about making positive mental and behavioral changes. The way we think impacts the way we behave, so naturally, therapy and counseling are an important aspect of addiction treatment in rehab and the...
8 Telltale Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

8 Telltale Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Sometimes a person can become overly confident in his or her sobriety and believe that it is possible to return to controlled casual drinking without falling back into full-blown addiction. Or, a person may begin using alcohol because he or she previously only had a...
Last Minute Tips for Sober 4th of July Fun

Last Minute Tips for Sober 4th of July Fun

Are you planning on staying in this 4th of July because you’re just not sure how to celebrate sober? While it’s unrealistic to assume all your friends’ cookouts and parties will be alcohol-free, you should know that you don’t have to stay cooped up inside in an effort...
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