National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October

. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time to bring awareness to substance abuse and how the cycle of use begins. In an effort for young individuals to recognize the signs before the cycle starts, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month aims to slow, and eventually stop, […]

Addiction, Alcohol, Children, Parenting

How To Tell If I Am Enabling

Am I Enabling? Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest things someone can experience. This is especially true for close family members, like children or parents. People who are suffering from addiction can become very manipulative in order to continue their substance abuse. The person who is at the […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Substance Abuse

What Do the Stages of Change Mean to Recovery?

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Substance Abuse

Repairing the Damage Addiction Has Done to Family and Friends

Addiction is a Family Disease Addiction is a destructive disease that can leave many things damaged along its path. Aside from health and behavioral issues, relationships are something that can become negatively affected by a person with substance use disorderion. Understanding that addiction is a family disease is an important first step in repairing the […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Relationships, Substance Abuse

Is Being an Addict a Stigma?

The Stigma of Addiction Stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”. This is especially damaging to people suffering from addiction, because it means that it should be something to be ashamed of. This thought process stems from actions and activities that happen as a symptom of the disease, such as: impaired judgement, […]

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Why connecting with therapists and staff can make all the difference

While you’re going through treatment, it is vital you take advantage of connecting with your therapists and staff in your residential treatment center. This means not only listening to them and sitting for sessions, but actively connecting and reaching out to them throughout the process. Being an active participant with them can help keep you […]

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Triggers to Avoid During the Holidays

Know your triggers A major part of a successful recovery process is knowing what your triggers are. During the holidays, it can be a time that they present themselves more often than not. It can also be time when new triggers can arise that you didn’t realize you had before. It’s important to sit down […]

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Why Involving Family is Key to Success

Substance abuse is a family disease A little known fact that families of addiction tend to overlook is that addiction is a family disease, in which each member is affected. If a family member is going through addiction, it is important for everyone to rally together in support. It may not always be possible to […]

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