a woman enjoying a sober thanksgiving

Tips for Having a Sober Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, many people come together as families and friends to celebrate their blessings. For some, Thanksgiving is a difficult day as it’s also a holiday that frequently involves drinking. Having a sober Thanksgiving free of substance abuse can be a real challenge. The danger for someone in recovery lies in peer pressure. You’re…

a woman feeling stressed from a behavioral addiction

What Are Behavioral Addictions?

Often, when people talk about addiction in the United States, they refer to the abuse of drugs or alcohol. And rightly so — substance abuse continues to claim thousands of lives each year. However, healthcare experts are beginning to understand more about another form of addiction: behavioral addiction. Behavioral addictions, like substance abuse issues, prompt…

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Attending Gender-Specific Rehab

Substance abuse doesn’t discriminate. Both men and women struggle with drugs or alcohol. When they do, and they decide to seek treatment, they often find they can choose gender-specific rehab. There are good reasons to provide specific treatment options for men and women. Maintaining separate men’s rehab facilities and women’s rehab facilities provides an opportunity…

a support group at rehab

4 Reasons to Join a Support Group

People who struggle with addiction face a long road to recovery. Treatment typically includes various stages, including intake, detox, counseling, and aftercare. One of the best ways to avoid backsliding into destructive habits is to join a support group. Support groups involve regular meetings with other people who are also on the road to recovery.…

a family healing during recovery

Family Healing During Recovery

Addiction doesn’t just harm the individual. It does psychological, emotional, and, in some cases, physical harm to those closest to the addicted person. For this reason, family healing during recovery is crucial if all people involved are going to overcome the problem. A family therapy program offers hope for anyone in addiction recovery and the…

a woman struggling to break the cycle of addiction

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

After a night of drinking alcohol or single experimentation of an illicit drug, you are not likely to wake up struggling with addiction to a substance. Substance addiction is a complex issue that involves a series of stages perpetuated by physiological, psychological, and emotional dependency. Learn about the cycle of addiction and commit to an…