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 […]

Fighting Loneliness to Avoid Relapse and Find the Best You

Many people who choose to get help for addiction come home to a celebration from friends and loved ones. But returning to normal life can cause a certain loneliness to set in. While everyone around you continues on with their own routines, you’re living life in a whole new way. The early stages of recovery […]

8 Ways to Support a Family Affected by Addiction

By Stephanie Thomas We’re all quick to recognize the burdens of others, especially those that can’t be helped. A cancer diagnosis, major surgery, even the inevitable exhaustion of a newborn all warrant a loving and actionable response. And so we call, we visit, we follow up. When it comes to loving the families of those […]

4 Ways to Earn Trust Back in Recovery

When you’re in recovery, you may feel like a brand-new person — especially when you first leave treatment. As your brain heals from addiction, you begin to think more clearly and make better decisions. But while you might feel completely changed, your family members and other loved ones may see things from a different perspective. […]

14 Reasons Running Is Good for Recovery

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 strenuous exercise) may […]