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Category: Support

  • Debunking Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

    Debunking Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

    Addiction is a word that many people throw around casually, but it’s a serious issue that affects countless individuals and their loved ones. When someone is struggling with addiction, it can feel like their whole world is falling apart. They may have trouble holding down a job, maintaining relationships, or even taking care of themselves.…

  • Understanding and Combatting the Ongoing Overdose Epidemic

    Understanding and Combatting the Ongoing Overdose Epidemic

    The current situation regarding overdoses in the United States is drastic and only worsening as time goes on. The Centers for Disease Control states that drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in the United States since 1999. In recent years, over 70% of these deaths are caused by an opioid with an increasing amount being due…

  • Who Can Benefit from Case Management Services?

    Who Can Benefit from Case Management?   What is Case Management? One of the hardest things to do when looking for help with substance abuse disorders is asking for help. The first step for most people involves entering detox and/or residential treatment. While 30, 60, or even 90 days inside a residential program can be…

  • What is SMART Recovery?

    What is SMART Recovery?

    SMART Recovery SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training. While twelve step programs are the most utilized, well-known, and preferred self-help groups for recovery, SMART is another option that some may find more suited to them. This program of recovery is based on current science backed knowledge by emphasizing methods such as coping…

  • Standards for Sober Livings

    Standards for Sober Livings

    As far as the law goes, there is no one set definition of what a sober living is. Also known as a recovery residence, sober home, or sober living environment, the most basic definition is a drug and alcohol free environment for individuals seeking to abstain from alcohol or drugs. While that is true, there…

  • Help Staying Sober Online

    Help Staying Sober Online

    The COVID-19 pandemic was the first time that nearly all 12 step support groups and other forms of in-person social interaction/support were completely shut down. One of the most crucial aspects of recovery is human connection. Thankfully, many organizations have taken numerous steps to grow and enhance their virtual resources. Even as the pandemic starts…

  • Relapse in Recovery

    Relapse in Recovery

    Relapse is so common among recovering addicts that it is an expected part of many substance abuse treatment programs. Relapsing under conditions that are different from your previous patterns of addiction can help you develop better resistance towards your urges. Don’t worry, for you are never alone in your feelings, and a lack of judgment…

  • Coping with Cravings

    Coping with Cravings

    After treatment for addiction and while in sober living it is very likely that a recovering person will experience cravings. Although they can be powerful and frightening, the fact is that they are completely normal. It’s been found that people who are recovering from an addiction have experienced chemical changes in the brain. The good…

  • Benefits of Sober Living

    Benefits of Sober Living

    When an addict or alcoholic is new in recovery, one of the most important factors is their living environment. Studies have shown that a positive social environment is a key predictor of success in achieving long-term sobriety. Further, it has been found that sober living homes are associated with improvement in multiple domains of an…