14 Reasons Running Is Good for Recovery

By Thomas Tjornehoj Quitting substances is only the beginning of the journey in recovery. Staying clean after drug detox and rehab is the true test. Living independently, unsupervised and confronted with countless temptations to go back to what’s all so familiar and comfortable will challenge your resolve. But an activity like running (or other similarly […]

Your Recovery Story: How and Why You Should Share It

By Wesley Gallagher According to a recent article in The New York Times, approximately 21 million Americans suffer from substance abuse, and an average of 175 people a day die from overdose. Despite the growing epidemic, there’s still a culture of silence around addiction and a stigma surrounding drug and alcohol abuse. It’s often seen […]

Should You Go Home for the Holidays in Recovery?

By Alanna Hilbink Holidays are marketed as a time of joy and togetherness. Everywhere you look, you see images of smiling, laughing families gathered around dining tables and piles of presents — with no sign of family drama, stress or the individual challenges a person may face. But the truth is, not all families celebrate […]

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until After the Holidays to Get Your Loved One Help

The holiday season is upon us, along with all the joys and stresses it may bring. End-of-year festivities and gatherings often mean increased stress for families touched by addiction. That’s why it’s especially important to remain aware and proactive if addiction has impacted your family. While good communication before family gatherings can help prevent relapse […]

What to Do When a Friend’s Drinking Becomes a Problem

By Cindy Coloma Your friend Penny likes to relax with a glass of wine after a long day at work. Lately she’s increased that to two glasses, and sometimes she polishes off a bottle throughout the evening. On Friday and Saturday nights, she goes out with friends, then takes Sunday to “sleep it off.” The […]