What is Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment?

Up until the 1990s, individuals who were struggling with an addictive disorder and a mental health disorder were treated for each individual issue in two separate facilities. Mental health concerns were typically addressed in a

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety – as a general term – concerns the way your body reacts to stressful situations and circumstances. It is completely normal for everyone to feel some degree of anxiety when living

Does Anxiety Cause Addiction?

Addiction and mental health go hand in hand. In many cases, co-occurring disorders present a “chicken or egg” type of situation, and it can be difficult to pinpoint which came first. It is very common

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

Professional Sports Sober Athlete Highlight – Football Celebrity Brett Favre

Immersion logo added to image. Image originally posted to Flickr by Arnie Papp with license CC by 2.0

How to Tell Friends You’re in Addiction Recovery

Telling those close to you that you’re in addiction recovery can be rather intimidating. While you have probably heard that admitting your addiction is the first step towards recovery, admitting your addiction to yourself

New Year, New Sober You – Staying Grateful in Your First Year of Recovery

Those who have been in recovery long-term will almost always confirm that the first year of sobriety is the most difficult. It’s recommended that those new to recovery hold off on making any major changes

Parental Alcohol Abuse Can Influence Teen Dating Violence

Teasing and name-calling are not normal parts of a relationship, despite what teenagers may think. Such behaviors can become abusive and eventually escalate into more serious forms of violence. Teenage dating violence is a very

4 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

National Recovery month is coming to a close, but the journey toward sobriety is just beginning for many people with substance use disorders. There are millions of Americans in recovery, so