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10 Most Sober Colleges in the U.S.

10 Most Sober Colleges in the U.S. college main hall

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 the college culture and this can make it hard to […]

Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer

Addiction Stigma: A Powerful, Silent Killer woman alone on a swing

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 that can keep people from getting help and living a fully sober and […]

7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober

7 Positive Things You Realize About Yourself When You Get Sober happy sober woman

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 as it is an emotional and psychological […]

How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab

How to Beat Chronic Relapse with Long-Term Rehab man in recovery avoids relapse

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 relapse is a part of the recovery process but a pattern […]

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Addiction Recovery massage therapy

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 benefits for people in recovery. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), here are some […]

How to Stop Enabling Addiction

How to Stop Enabling 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, many people find themselves enabling a loved one and ultimately contributing to the addiction. So, if you’re reading this article […]

10 Types of Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

10 Types of Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment and Recovery rehab clients in group therapy

Updated on July 17th, 2020 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 recovery process.

8 Telltale Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

8 Telltale Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic high functioning alcoholic at work

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 problem with heroin or other opioid drugs. However, this flawed […]

Last Minute Tips for Sober 4th of July Fun

Last Minute Tips for Sober 4th of July Fun friends having a sober 4thof July

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 to stay sober.

Sober in the City: A Guide to Sober Living Homes and Halfway Houses in Houston, TX

Sober in the City: A Guide to Sober Living Homes and Halfway Houses in Houston, TX sober living house in Houston

Continued success in sobriety isn’t just something that happens on its own. It’s a product of intentional decisions, commitment, and support. A sober living home can act as a safe haven for people who recently got sober and are looking for a new, fresh start in recovery. Whether you’re a current resident of Houston or […]

Is it Possible to Get Sober Without Rehab?

Is it Possible to Get Sober Without Rehab? man pushing a boulder

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 stay that way.

How to Use Your EAP Benefits in Addiction Recovery

How to Use Your EAP Benefits in Addiction Recovery client using EAP benefits for rehab

Updated on July 20th, 2020 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 use to access recovery support resources and treatment.

6 Important Benefits of IOP Group Therapy

6 Important Benefits of IOP Group Therapy IOP group therapy

Updated on August 11th, 2020 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 opportunities for people who are newly sober.1 Here are six of the main […]

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