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

How Nature Can Help Your Recovery

The positive health effects of nature have been well-studied – and people suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders are no exception. Research from all over the world shows the power of nature, including helping

3 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Detox

The process of detoxification is a critical first step in your journey toward a healthy, sober life. Medical detox is a safe way to manage withdrawal and to begin to rid your body of

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

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

Is There Such a Thing as Drinking in Moderation?

 

Some people who struggle with alcohol use disorder may wonder if there is such a thing as drinking in moderation. Although total abstinence seems to be the only option in the recovery setting,

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

Prescription Opioids In Recovery

People working a program of addiction recovery have a vested interest in avoiding mind-altering substances, at all costs. It doesn’t matter one’s drug of choice, alcohol or heroin. If you have been touched by the

Recovery: Addiction Treatment and The 12-Steps

For 82 years, the program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been a lifesaving tool for millions around the globe. No other method of addiction recovery has borne as much fruit. That

5 Benefits of Traveling for Treatment

When you’ve decided you’re ready to get treatment for addiction, staying close to home might seem like the most logical option. You’ll be able to see friends and family, and you might not have to