If you have overcome addiction and are working hard on your recovery, you have most likely learned that you are always one step away from relapse. Relapse is real but is not an endpoint. It is a step in the right direction after a small bump in the road. The only ones to truly understand […]
Drug and alcohol recovery is a difficult and unpredictable journey. After completing an in-patient treatment program, individuals may face obstacles in the ongoing process of recovery once they leave. Medical doctors and chemical dependency experts often provide suggestions or guidelines for how to best handle recovery. Studies show that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease. […]
You’ve finished addiction treatment, and you are ready to get back to your adult responsibilities and busy life. However, you are nervous about finding a job. In fact, you are probably full of questions, such as: Will I be able to find a job? Will they ask me about my addiction or treatment? What will […]
You have been through treatment, and you have heard time and time again that being bored or having time on your hands can easily lead you back down a road that you don’t want to take. So, what do you do? How do you avoid a relapse that may occur simply out of boredom?
Do you remember what it is like to live sober? To wake up each and every day with clarity and focus? To handle responsibilities and daily life with ease? Or maybe that does not sound like you at all. Perhaps life before your addiction was plagued with frustrations, sorrows, and struggles. And that may be […]
Recovery and sober living can be highly stressful since you are fresh in the recovery process and still have a lot of kinks to work out. Your outlook on life may be positive, but you are still not steady on your sober feet. That is why many people seek shelter in a sober living facility […]
The holidays are a time of joy, but among all the celebrations sits the reality of life. Your loved one in recovery is dealing with their new sober life, and this time of year might bring about reminders or triggers that could put them at risk for relapse. You may be unsure how to support […]
Drug and alcohol detox and subsequent rehab programs are necessary treatments for addiction, but they are only the beginning of the recovery journey. After completing substance abuse treatment, people naturally have to return to their daily lives of work or school, family obligations, and general responsibilities. Completing treatment is an incredible accomplishment that can come […]