Stay on Track with Your Recovery by Beating the New Year’s Blues

Law enforcement officers, crisis counselors and mental health professionals have long observed that January 1 brings about a spike in depression-related symptoms among those who are already struggling. Being proactive about managing your mental health

7 Useful Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

The transition into sobriety is challenging for both the addict and their loved ones. It’s something families have to deal with together, which isn’t a simple process, as those struggling with addiction often shut down

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

6 Elements of a Quality Addiction Treatment Aftercare Plan

Recovery is a lifelong journey, and something you’ll have to work toward every day to maintain. A good aftercare plan that helps you stay focused and on track in your recovery is critical, because relapse rates are

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

The Reality of Post Acute Withdrawal and Relapse

It’s a common misconception that after detox and withdrawal, life returns to “normal,” when in reality, detox is merely the first step toward recovery, not the solution.

There are two phases of the withdrawal process. After detox,

Don’t Let Loneliness Harm Your Recovery

Loneliness is study-proven to be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day – and it’s also a common relapse trigger. It’s even part of the recovery acronym H.A.L.T, which stands

What You Need to Know About Withdrawal

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol is one of the most challenging things one can ask of themselves. Addiction itself is hard enough, but having to face the withdrawal symptoms, or the physical and emotional responses

Relapse: Smokers Have Increased Risk

Are you a tobacco user? Do you smoke cigarettes daily, or even occasionally? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we strongly encourage you to consider smoking cessation. In the United States, nary