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When College Drinking Becomes a Problem

When College Drinking Becomes a Problem

Many assume college is too young for someone to develop an addiction, but emerging adulthood, from ages 18 to 25 is
7 Ways to Support a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

7 Ways to Support a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

We all want to support the people we love but it’s not always easy to know what to do, especially if someone you ...
Why Transitional Services Are Crucial for Successful Recovery

Why Transitional Services Are Crucial for Successful Recovery

For anyone struggling with as substance use disorder, finding the right treatment program is a huge part of ...
7 Ways to Practice Self-care in Addiction Recovery

7 Ways to Practice Self-care in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from addiction isn’t just about abstinence. If you only try to white-knuckle your recovery you won’t ...
7 Things to Do After a Relapse

7 Things to Do After a Relapse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people who receive treatment for ...
5 Things You Should Do When You Get Home from Addiction Treatment

5 Things You Should Do When You Get Home from Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment is a great start to recovery but it’s only a start. Treatment is an opportunity to get away ...
The 3 Stages of Relapse and How to Handle Them

The 3 Stages of Relapse and How to Handle Them

A relapse doesn’t happen spontaneously. Although someone might occasionally relapse suddenly, relapse is typically ...
4 Elements of an Effective Intervention

4 Elements of an Effective Intervention

One of the most pernicious myths about addiction is that someone with a substance use disorder has to hit “rock ...
What is Recovery Capital?

What is Recovery Capital?

Simply put, recovery capital is everything you have working to your advantage when you’re trying to stay sober. In ...
Relapse is Not Part of Recovery

Relapse is Not Part of Recovery

There’s an ongoing debate in the addiction treatment community about whether relapse should be considered part of ...
Introverts and Early Recovery

Introverts and Early Recovery

As our society is moving more towards making attempts to understand and include historically marginalized groups, ...
Stunted by Stubbornness

Stunted by Stubbornness

For many addicts, the fact that our emotional development was paralyzed when we began using drugs and alcohol means
When College Drinking Becomes a Problem

When College Drinking Becomes a Problem

Many assume college is too young for someone to develop an addiction, but emerging adulthood, from ages 18 to 25 is
7 Ways to Support a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

7 Ways to Support a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

We all want to support the people we love but it’s not always easy to know what to do, especially if someone you ...
Why Transitional Services Are Crucial for Successful Recovery

Why Transitional Services Are Crucial for Successful Recovery

For anyone struggling with as substance use disorder, finding the right treatment program is a huge part of ...
7 Ways to Practice Self-care in Addiction Recovery

7 Ways to Practice Self-care in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from addiction isn’t just about abstinence. If you only try to white-knuckle your recovery you won’t ...
7 Things to Do After a Relapse

7 Things to Do After a Relapse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people who receive treatment for ...
5 Things You Should Do When You Get Home from Addiction Treatment

5 Things You Should Do When You Get Home from Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment is a great start to recovery but it’s only a start. Treatment is an opportunity to get away ...
The 3 Stages of Relapse and How to Handle Them

The 3 Stages of Relapse and How to Handle Them

A relapse doesn’t happen spontaneously. Although someone might occasionally relapse suddenly, relapse is typically ...
4 Elements of an Effective Intervention

4 Elements of an Effective Intervention

One of the most pernicious myths about addiction is that someone with a substance use disorder has to hit “rock ...
What is Recovery Capital?

What is Recovery Capital?

Simply put, recovery capital is everything you have working to your advantage when you’re trying to stay sober. In ...
Relapse is Not Part of Recovery

Relapse is Not Part of Recovery

There’s an ongoing debate in the addiction treatment community about whether relapse should be considered part of ...
Introverts and Early Recovery

Introverts and Early Recovery

As our society is moving more towards making attempts to understand and include historically marginalized groups, ...
Stunted by Stubbornness

Stunted by Stubbornness

For many addicts, the fact that our emotional development was paralyzed when we began using drugs and alcohol means

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