6 Elements of a Quality Addiction Treatment Aftercare Plan

By |June 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 ...

4 Personality Traits That Can Indicate Addiction

By |May 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The term “addictive personality” suggests a personality type that makes a person more likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. But it’s not so black and white. No single personality type sets someone ...

Finding Serenity in Recovery

By |April 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 – ...

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

By |April 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“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 ...

Change Holiday Traditions to Support Recovery

By |February 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mulled wine and wassail when guests arrive, eggnog on Christmas Eve or a champagne toast before the turkey is carved… These familiar traditions are incorporated into many festive holiday seasons, but they may be ...

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

By |February 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many of which overlap: Raising awareness about mental ...

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