In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

If any good thing has arisen from the collective trauma that we are all experiencing through the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent prevention methods, it is a spotlight on just how much we need each other especially when it comes to addiction treatment and beyond. Throughout the last six months, our ability to adapt to…

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The Challenges of the First Year Sober

If you have relied on alcohol or drugs for any length of time to escape from reality or to relieve bad feelings, learning to live sober can be very challenging. The intense symptoms of withdrawal from substance use disorder are only the beginning. Although you may wish you could just get through detox and then…

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Support Group Meetings Vital to Your Recovery

If the idea of sitting among a group of fellow recovering addicts sharing their stories makes you uncomfortable, you are not alone. You may not like the idea of participating in a support group. However, it may be important to your recovery. Of course, there is no single treatment or recovery practice that works for…

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Common Fears about Getting Sober

Whether you are an alcoholic or alcohol-dependent and thinking about getting clean and sober, you are bound to worry about what that kind of life would be like without alcohol. There are many common fears about sobriety that you should put to rest once and for all. Here are some of the most common fears…