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How Keeping Secrets Can Harm Recovery

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

In recovery, we are often encouraged to reach out to sober supports, to make friends in twelve-step fellowships, and to get a sponsor. Part of the reason for this is that addiction is profoundly isolating and lonely. In order to continue using drugs and drinking in an addictive and destructive manner, many of us have to [...]

How Do I Know if I’m Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

American culture has embraced drugs and alcohol as a societal norm throughout the years, and it has blurred the line between having a good time and being addicted to drugs or alcohol. For many that think they are on the side of culture that is having a good time, they eventually find themselves swimming in a [...]

The Benefits of Women’s Sober Living Homes

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

For people in early recovery, it’s often recommended that they reside in a sober living home in order to support their sobriety as they transition back into their normal daily routines outside of a rehab facility. Sober homes (also called halfway houses) come in many forms- some are strict, some are a little less so, some [...]

Dating in Recovery? Why It’s Good to Hold Off For a Year

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Getting sober was the hardest and most worthwhile thing I have ever done. I had a lot of questions in the beginning, and fortunately, I was surrounded by people with some answers and healthy suggestions. I had to work on getting a job, following the rules at my sober living house, and getting to IOP regularly- it [...]

Prescription Addiction Affecting Women More than Ever Before

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

As the opiate epidemic is still raging upon Americans, researchers are grasping to find answers to the cause and remedy of this terrifying life taking chaos. Although men have always been affected by prescription addiction in greater numbers than women, the investigation is showing that in the past few years the number of women with a [...]

Learning About Addiction

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Basics of Addiction Drug addiction has a major impact on the health and well-being of millions of people every year. According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data, 21.5 million Americans aged 12 and older needed treatment for a substance use disorder. Only about 2.5 million people received the treatment [...]