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

Uncovering Addiction During the Holidays – What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?

The holiday season is a time of friends, family, festivities, and – for many – pretty heavy drinking. Because alcohol is so prevalent, it can be difficult to pick up on symptoms of alcoholism.

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

Immersing Yourself In Addiction Recovery

If you have successfully completed a program of addiction recovery, you are in good position. You have learned that it is possible to break the cycle of addiction. You know working a program is possible

Using Neuroscience to Battle Teen Addiction

If you’re a parent wondering how to discuss the dangers of substance abuse with your teen, it’s important to remember their brain is still developing. The brain is the last part of the human body

3 Ways to Optimize Winter Health During Addiction Recovery

Nobody looks forward to the arrival of cold and flu season, but the spread of winter germs can be particularly challenging for people in the early stages of recovery. Drug and alcohol misuse lowers the

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

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

What Does It Mean to Have a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis, is a term for when mental illness and substance use disorder occur at the same time. According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 

5 Reasons Why Men Hide Their Depression

Although cultural norms have started to shift, many men in the United States and around the world are taught from a young age to suppress their emotions, which is why depression among men is so