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Recognizing the Stages of Addiction

By |2019-04-01T21:41:45+00:00April 1st, 2019|

What Are the Stages of Addiction? When people try a substance for the first time they are not signing up for an addiction. The first experience is the deadliest because users do not know what they are getting themselves into. Beating a drug and alcohol addiction is extremely challenging, especially during the moderate to severe [...]

Break the Stigma of Maintenance Assisted Treatment (MAT)

By |2019-03-14T16:24:25+00:00March 13th, 2019|

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication assisted treatment can be defined as the use of medications along with combined counseling and behavioral therapies. This provides a patient a comprehensive approach to treatment of substance use disorders—especially opioid addiction. Until recently, Methadone was the only FDA approved medication which was treating opioid addiction, regularly. Individuals [...]

Your Transition after Treatment: Sober Living Programs

By |2017-06-23T15:53:55+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

More often than not, individuals will leave their home state to find drug addiction treatment. It’s often suggested that the individual is removed from the environment that they were actively using drugs in so that they have a better chance to reinvent a lifestyle that supports sobriety. This way, they can actively focus on their [...]

Tips for Making a 12th Step Call in Early Recovery

By |2017-05-24T19:23:39+00:00May 24th, 2017|

Twelve step recovery fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous are a big part of recovery for many people who get help for an alcohol or drug problem. One of the principles of twelve step programs is that those with more experience help newcomers to recovery or people who still struggle with alcoholism or addiction. The twelfth [...]

Working Through an Enmeshed Relationship in Recovery

By |2017-05-12T18:44:07+00:00May 12th, 2017|

An enmeshed relationship, whether it’s with a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend, can be chaotic and draining for both parties. In order to lead balanced and healthy lives, it’s important for people in recovery (and people in general) to have balanced and healthy interpersonal relationships. But that’s easier said than done...so what [...]

How to Be More Confident in Addiction Recovery

By |2017-05-01T17:38:37+00:00May 1st, 2017|

Addiction and alcoholism rob people of many things- relationships, their home, security, jobs, inner peace, and sense of self. In addition to reducing individuals to complete dependence on a substance, addiction can steal people’s self-esteem, self-respect, and self-worth. A lot of the time, this is because addiction and alcoholism cause people to engage in behaviors [...]

How to Handle a Panic Attack Without Drugs and Alcohol

By |2017-04-24T16:24:13+00:00April 24th, 2017|

Having a panic attack can be a very scary experience. The first time, you may not know what it is- many people believe they are suffering a heart attack or serious physical condition when they are having a panic attack. For some people, using benzodiazepines is the solution to their panic or anxiety attacks. However, [...]