What are the Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol is by far the most widely accepted and frequently used chemical substance in the world. For many, drinking is a part of day-to-day life – having a glass of wine at the end of

Study Report: How Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12‐step Programs Lead To Successful Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Really Work?

A new study recently published by the Cochrane Library dove deep into evidence surrounding the effectiveness of 12-step programs in helping alcoholics and addicts maintain

Important Alcohol and Alcoholism Addiction Facts and Statistics

Alcohol is a major part of American culture. It’s actually a major part of nearly every global culture, dating as far back as 6000 b.c. Despite the fact that it’s so widely socially accepted, alcohol

The Role of Spiritual Growth in Addiction Treatment

At Immersion Recovery, we believe true healing from drugs or alcohol requires nothing less than a “total transformation” of the mind, body, spirit and soul. We all long to be part of something larger than

Why The 12-Step Program Works

At Immersion Recovery Center, we believe addiction is a disease of the mind, body and spirit, and the book of Alcoholics Anonymous provides the most well-rounded approach to addressing these three components. The 12-step philosophy

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step community will

Confronting Character Flaws in Recovery

Humans are flawed by default. At the very least, each of us has several minor character flaws and a few major ones. For most people, our major flaws will cause the most trouble. When our

7 Ways to Incorporate a Daily Gratitude Practice Into Your Recovery

What are you grateful for? Sometimes we’re so caught up in the day-to-day of recovery that we forget to stop and express appreciation for the things we have and the people we love. Thinking about

Risky Drinking In Roughly 40 Percent of Drinkers Who Drink

Risky drinking is on the rise in the United States, according to a study of more than 34,000 adults. Researchers found that 40 percent of American adults are drinking amounts that compromise their health

Finding Serenity in Recovery

If you’ve begun recovery from a substance use disorder, you’ve already taken the first step toward finding serenity. This is because when you’re in active addiction, your life is filled with chaos and dysfunction