Will Going Back to Rehab Really Work?

By Cindy Coloma Larry hangs up the phone and lets out a long, deep sigh. His drug screening just came back positive, which means he’ll miss out on his dream job. In an instant, he’s overcome with hopelessness, fear and shame and feels exhausted down to his bones. It seems like nothing will ever change. […]

Approaching Outpatient Care with Alex Dorsey and Ashley Buchanan

On this episode of Recovery Unscripted, we welcome two guests who can give us an inside look at the role outpatient treatment plays in the overall recovery journey. Alex Dorsey leads the admissions team for Foundations Recovery Network’s 13 outpatient facilities nationwide, and Ashley Buchanan serves as a patient care coordinator for Black Bear Lodge. […]

Continuing the Work of Recovery After Residential Treatment

By Alanna Hilbink If you’re considering treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, you might be wondering how much time and effort recovery will take. Or maybe you’re already in residential treatment and just want to know what’s next. What’s best for you, your recovery and your long-term health? Wherever you are on the path to […]

Alternative Spring Break Options That Help You Stay Sober

By Taylor Davis Spring break is normally the time of year when college students let loose, trading midterms and research papers for parties on the beach. While this week offers a reprieve from stress and studying, it also typically involves excessive drinking. According to a study conducted by the American College of Health, the average […]

3 Daily Rituals to Improve Your Outlook on Life

By Christa A. Banister It’s no secret that big life changes can be scary, and if you’re in treatment or recovery, even the promise of a future no longer ruled by substance use can be a frightening proposition. Maybe you’re afraid staying sober will be too difficult. Or perhaps you fear relapse and aren’t quite […]