The Importance of Community and Recovery

Millions of people live and thrive in addiction recovery. There is an active and vocal community of survivors and their loved ones. It is a community you or your loved one can join. This community is essential for maintaining and enjoying sobriety. It is essential for immediate and long-term mental health. The U.S. Surgeon General[1] […]

2016 Recovery Recap: Moments that Brought Awareness to Addiction

Due to growing rates of substance abuse — both in the United States and abroad — each year seems to bring even more disturbing addiction-related headlines than the last. However, there’s actually been quite a lot that happened in 2016 besides the just growing opioid addiction epidemic. In particular, we have a new president-elect, our […]

Against the Odds: How to Sustain Your Sobriety After Rehab

People often assume that addiction recovery begins and ends during a brief visit to residential rehab. While most recovering adults see their biggest changes during that initial treatment, the process of recovery lasts a lifetime. Addiction is a physiological and psychological condition that requires maintenance and attention for a lifetime. Fortunately, the act of maintaining […]

What Are the Benefits of Holistic Addiction Treatment?

Although the addiction recovery process is a journey that can take many different courses, going to rehab is often seen as the best option. There’s definitely an argument to be made that clinical programs are the most effective means of regaining one’s sobriety, but it’s actually the many different treatment modalities incorporated into rehabilitative programming […]

Comparing Short-Term to Long-Term Addiction Recovery Programs

When families discover that someone in their midst needs help with an addiction issue, they’re often asked to develop an entirely new vocabulary. There are new treatment terms to master, medical professionals to identify, and medications to memorize. It’s an exciting time for some families, particularly those that have been dealing with an addiction issue […]