Tag Archives: Recovery Life

What Do I Bring to Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

Choosing to admit yourself to rehab is a huge decision. This time of transition is a stressful one, but it shouldn’t have to be! Wherever you choose to start your recovery, your treatment center is committed to making this period of change as easy and comfortable as possible. They’ll take the guesswork out of things […]

Family Support Programs for Addiction

When a loved one is mired in active addiction, it’s natural for their family to think that inpatient rehab alone will get them on the road to recovery. While it is true that inpatient treatment is a wise and effective step, it is just the beginning of a long, difficult journey. All too often, recovering […]

Benefits of 12 Step Rehab

Around 74 percent of rehab facilities incorporate 12 step methods into well-rounded treatment programs. The 12 step model was created when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935. The two founders were a physician and a would-be lawyer who was too intoxicated to pick up his diploma from law school. Both men stayed sober for the […]

How Addiction Affects Men and Women: Gender Specific Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse can affect anyone, but the individual circumstances surrounding addiction and recovery can vary significantly between individuals and groups. Gender is one factor that can make a big difference in addiction and recovery. Because women and men process substances differently, use drugs for different reasons and encounter different problems during recovery, gender specific treatment […]

How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Addiction

Supporting a friend or loved one through addiction and recovery can be challenging, both mentally and emotionally. Here are a few important suggestions on how to support a loved one struggling with addiction without subjecting yourself to more emotional trauma. Understand the Disease of Addiction Regardless of the addiction, many of the signs and symptoms […]

The Brain and Gut Connection with Addiction

You have probably heard the expression, “Trust your gut.” At one time or another, we have all had the experience of not trusting and having things go south. What explains this phenomena? Part of it can be understood through vagus nerve which connects the gut lining to the brain. The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) lives […]

5 Tips For Staying Sober

Drugs and alcohol may have had a hold on your life before, but with these 5 tips for staying sober, and with a new choice of lifestyle, you will never again be under the control of harmful substances and behaviors.  1. Adopt Complete Abstinence Commit to a life that does not include the use of […]