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Addiction Recovery is Not Linear, Here’s Why

Reading Time: 5 Minutes In the world of addiction recovery, the path often meanders rather than runs straight. There are ups and downs, progress and setbacks, and because addiction is a complicated disease, recovery is not a streamlined journey. Addiction is not only a physical dependence on substances; it intertwines with mental health, emotional well-being, and environmental triggers, forming […]

Should You Travel to Another State for Recovery Treatment?

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Benefits Of Traveling Out-Of-State To Go To Rehab: Out-of-state treatment can be very effective. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, choosing the right rehab can seem daunting. From the insurance and financial aspects to choosing how much time and which level of care is best for you, the decision to […]

Romance in Addiction Recovery

Reading Time: 5 Minutes Romance in Addiction Recovery: Pitfalls of Dating in the First Year of Sobriety In the early stages of recovery from addiction, healthy relationships and being true to yourself and your recovery are essential for your well-being and sobriety. As humans, we are social creatures and want to connect with others on a platonic or romantic […]

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Residential Treatment

Reading Time: 5 Minutes Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of prescription medications in addiction treatment to alleviate withdrawal symptoms associated with dependence urges and cravings associated with addiction. Alcohol and drug withdrawal side effects can be very uncomfortable and even life-threatening. By providing relief through medications, people have a higher chance of overcoming their addiction and becoming more […]

The Role of a Sober Companion in Your Recovery Journey

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Do you ever feel your friends or family don’t quite understand what you are going through? Do you struggle to make connections in your community recovery circles? Are you nervous about seeking help from others in your recovery journey? Do you feel like you are going through recovery alone? The opposite of addiction isn’t just […]

How to Keep Your Recovery On Track During the Holidays

Reading Time: 4 Minutes How to Keep Your Recovery On Track During the Holidays: Virtual Outpatient Therapy During the Holidays Entering and staying in recovery during the holidays may seem challenging or impossible. Still, it is better to keep on track now than wait until you are in dire need, and with virtual therapy, you can begin and stay […]

Matthew Perry’s Legacy in Addiction Recovery

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Matthew Perry recently passed away in a tragic accident. He was a friend to the world, and although he was most known for playing Chandler Bing on the hit television series Friends, he was a bright light and role model to those in the addiction recovery world. Matthew Perry struggled with substance abuse for decades, […]

The Importance of a Recovery Support System

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Addiction recovery can seem like a lonely process. You may feel isolated, triggering, and potentially leading to negative thoughts and behaviors. One of the most important aspects of your addiction recovery is developing a strong support system of individuals who hold you accountable, want to help you, and can offer you a sense of belonging […]

National Recovery Month: Your Recovery Tool Kit

Reading Time: 4 Minutes “National Recovery Month started in 1989 and is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis […]

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