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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...
Is it Possible to Get Sober Without Rehab?

Is it Possible to Get Sober Without Rehab?

Making the decision to get sober is a choice that will change the course of your life forever. While this decision is one that only you can make and it will require dedication, consistency, and hard work on your end, it takes a village to successfully get sober and...
How to Use Your EAP Benefits in Addiction Recovery

How to Use Your EAP Benefits in Addiction Recovery

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be extremely helpful for people who are employed and actively addicted or are recovering from addiction. If you’re currently employed and recovering from a substance use disorder, your employer may provide an EAP that you can...
6 Important Benefits of IOP Group Therapy

6 Important Benefits of IOP Group Therapy

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) may consist of various types of group therapy such as psychoeducational groups, skill development groups, and process/support groups. Regardless of the type of group, IOP group therapy provides essential support and growth...
How to Cope With High-Risk Situations in Addiction Recovery

How to Cope With High-Risk Situations in Addiction Recovery

In life, it is normal to face difficult circumstances or stressful situations that cause emotional distress and internal conflict. However, when an addicted person faces these types of situations, he or she may use alcohol or drugs to cope instead of learning how to...
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