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Employee Spotlight: Gabe Oliver, House Manager

Employee Spotlight: Gabe Oliver, House Manager

The staff at Eudaimonia is made up of a diverse group of people with personal and professional experiences with addiction. Gabe Oliver is one of our House Managers in Austin and he took some time to answer a few of our questions about who he is and what he does at...
Can I Use Insurance to Pay for IOP?

Can I Use Insurance to Pay for IOP?

Can I Use Insurance to Pay for IOP? Most health insurance policies provide coverage for intensive outpatient programs (IOP), but your individual coverage will vary depending on your insurance policy. Additionally, not all insurance policies offer complete coverage so...
What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a treatment program that addresses drug and alcohol addiction, along with other mental health and behavioral issues. IOP is ideal for clients who do not require round-the-clock care or a higher level of treatment, such as a...
Al-Anon: Hope and Healing for Families of Recovering Alcoholics

Al-Anon: Hope and Healing for Families of Recovering Alcoholics

Family members play a significant role in the long-term recovery of their loved ones and family involvement often spans the entirety of the treatment process and beyond. Al-Anon is a great way for family members of addicted loved ones to get involved in the recovery...
The Slippery Slope of Casual Drinking in Recovery

The Slippery Slope of Casual Drinking in Recovery

If you successfully got sober and overcame your drug addiction, you have a lot to be proud of! However, getting sober doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of the woods just yet. Addiction is a chronic disease, and much like other chronic diseases, it will require...
Why Personalized Care in Addiction Recovery Matters

Why Personalized Care in Addiction Recovery Matters

Each person’s struggle with addiction is unique and there are many different paths to recovery. Personalized care in detox, rehab, and recovery is essential to ensure that every person receives treatment that is designed to meet their individual needs. While this is...
What are the 12 Traditions of A.A.?

What are the 12 Traditions of A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is an organization that is well-known for its 12 steps, but the 12 traditions of A.A. are also important, as they highlight the hallmark principles of A.A. and provide additional guidelines for people in recovery. If you’re interested in...
8 Healing Benefits of Recovering as a Family

8 Healing Benefits of Recovering as a Family

Addiction may be a family disease, but recovery is a family process too. Readjusting to a life without drugs and alcohol comes with its own personal challenges and it can also be especially challenging for loved ones, spouses, and children of addicted individuals....
Sober Living vs. Group Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Sober Living vs. Group Therapy: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a sober living home and group therapy? A sober living home provides safe and sober group housing to help people reintegrate back into society after completing addiction treatment or following a relapse. On the other hand, group therapy...
How to Cope With Social Anxiety in Recovery

How to Cope With Social Anxiety in Recovery

Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. However, when it becomes debilitating, it can lead to serious issues like substance abuse and addiction. Social anxiety and other anxiety disorders are very common and many people in recovery...
Taking Prescription Medications in Recovery

Taking Prescription Medications in Recovery

Taking prescription medication in recovery from addiction can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. While in some instances, prescription medication may be necessary to recover from surgery, to treat a diagnosed illness, or to improve your overall health...
8 Ways to Deal With Cravings in Recovery

8 Ways to Deal With Cravings in Recovery

Cravings and urges to use drugs or drink alcohol can be a very powerful thing. Although they do have the potential to cause a relapse, they are a normal part of recovery and it is possible to beat them. Here are eight effective ways to deal with cravings and urges in...
How to Stay Sober as a Parent in “Wine Mom” Culture

How to Stay Sober as a Parent in “Wine Mom” Culture

It’s no secret that alcohol is often viewed as a necessary and normal part of life in American culture. And with the ever-growing “wine mom” culture, moms — and parents in general — are told that it’s not only acceptable to booze it up, but it’s expected. If you’re a...
Fun Sober Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

Fun Sober Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

Many people view American holidays like St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to party and get drunk, but you don’t have to spend your St. Patrick’s day that way. If you’re an addict in recovery, there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day sober this...
How to Survive SXSW 2019 Sober

How to Survive SXSW 2019 Sober

Despite the fact that Austin’s infamous SXSW is known for partying, drinking, and massive hangovers, it’s entirely possible to attend and have a great time without alcohol and drugs. In fact, being sober is the best and safest way to get as much out of the annual...
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