The Power of Positive Thinking: Shifting Mindsets for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Having a dual diagnosis can be difficult to experience and challenging to treat. If you or a loved one is grappling with co-occurring disorders, you may benefit from specialized programs that take an “outside of the box” approach to treatment. One such treatment approach is positive thinking. The focus of this article is the power […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Its Role in Addiction Treatment

When you enter a drug treatment program, treatment staff will utilize many tools to help you get clean and sober. One of the most important tools staff uses is various forms of therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective therapies and is a cornerstone is almost every individualized treatment program. In this […]

The Importance of Relapse Prevention Therapy

Relapse prevention in addiction recovery is not only possible but is fundamental for effective addiction treatment and recovery. While many people focus on relapse when a person is undergoing treatment, it is crucial to understand that relapse prevention is a long term process. If you or a loved have just completed addiction treatment and are […]

Inpatient vs Outpatient: Whats Right For You?

Rehab is an important part of any sobriety journey and without it, the likelihood of relapse skyrockets, and the struggles that a recovering addict can face are greatly increased. With the help of the right rehabilitation program, you can get sober and live the life you have always dreamed of. There are two main types […]

Mindfulness Meditation: Five Tips To Help You Get Started

Every day, countless families across the country are impacted by substance abuse and alcoholism. For years, the resources that were available to help people suffering from addiction and substance abuse were limited. Now, thanks to more research and shifting attitudes, there is an abundance of resources available to help those in need. One great option […]

How To Pay For Rehab

For many suffering from addiction, the cost of treatment becomes the number one deterrent for a path towards recovery. Aside from the cost, most people aren’t aware of the many ways treatment can be paid for. It’s often thought that treatment programs aren’t accessible for all and only certain people can attend them but that […]

A Goodbye Letter To My Addiction

Dear Addiction, There is a saying that the hardest thing to do in life is to say goodbye. This includes all relationships, including my relationship with you. We have been through a lot together. This started off with plenty of happy moments, like the first time I experienced getting high or drunk. There came a […]

How To Handle Addiction As A Working Professional

Maintaining professional employment while in the clutches of addiction is challenging. You may have even already lost at least one position because of the consequences of your disease. Addiction can affect your job and workplace performance in many ways: It can lead to being late or missing work. You may be constantly tired when at […]

How a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Can Make Dealing with Addiction Easier

It’s no secret that addiction can be truly life-threatening. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that there 47,600 deaths related to drug overdose in 2017 alone. The numbers only escalate from there. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported that around 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes on a yearly basis. The numbers only become more […]

Finally Ready To Quit Heroin? Read This.

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs plaguing our society today. In the United States, 948,000 people admitted to using heroin in the past year according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted in 2016. The rise in heroin use is attributed to the rise in opioid prescription medication abuse because […]