April 5, 2019

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
March 21, 2019

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 an addiction. Understanding that addiction is a family disease is an important first step in repairing the damage addiction has done, […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Relationships, Substance Abuse
February 8, 2019

How Important is Compassion in the Healing Process?

The Role Compassion Plays in Addiction Recovery There’s a lot that goes on when someone enters treatment for addiction. Not only have they made one of the biggest decisions of their lives, but it likely came from a place of hitting rock bottom. Getting to a place where you have realized that you can no […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
February 7, 2019

Underlying Causes of Addiction

What Causes Addiction? When someone is suffering from addiction, it is a very dark and lonely time. Not only because of the addiction they are suffering, but because of the pain of the underlying causes. All addiction stems from a root cause, making the addiction impossible to overcome unless that cause is treated as well. […]

Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health, PTSD, Substance Abuse
January 24, 2019

How Much Support You Get at Cliffside

Support is here When you enter a treatment facility, it is an extremely life-changing moment. You’re leaving behind old, bad habits and coming to terms with the misgivings that your addiction has presented you. You may feel ashamed, judged, guilty and just at a general emotional low. Looking in the mirror can be tough, and […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Sober Living and Aftercare
January 17, 2019

How to Get Someone You Love Into Rehab

Does your loved one need rehab? Getting someone you love to go to rehab can be difficult, especially if they are in denial about their addiction. As someone on the outside, you are able to recognize that your loved one has not been themselves and that they need help. To them, they are waiting for […]

Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
January 10, 2019

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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December 10, 2018

Why Get Treatment Away From Home

Take a break from the normal Let’s face it: you are ready to get help with your addiction because you need a new “normal”. Living with your addiction has caused not only severe physical damages to your body, but it has also caused emotional damage. You may have a strained, or completely severed, relationship with […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment
November 13, 2018

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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November 5, 2018

How to Avoid Relapse During The Holidays

The holidays can be a joyous time of year, but it can also trigger a lot of stress. There are many celebrations, social events and possible opportunities where triggers and temptations could arise. Whether or not it is your first time navigating the holidays sober, it’s always a great idea to know what may come, […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holidays, Sober Living and Aftercare
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