More Than Sobriety: How Your Life is Transformed in Recovery


Sobriety and recovery. While the distinction between the two may be confusing to the general public, anyone who has participated in a treatment program for addiction will understand that there

What to Expect During Detox


The first phase to overcoming addiction is to address the body’s physical dependence on alcohol or drugs. This is best accomplished through an individualized, substance-specific detox program provided by addiction

Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders


The treatment of addiction is complex enough on its own, but unfortunately, many who struggle with drugs and alcohol must contend with the added difficulty of mental illness. When these

Resilience: Why Difficult Times Make You Mentally Strong


What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – that’s the phrase often shared on social media, in the meeting room, and during difficult conversations. Today, a study from the University

Who Needs Intensive Addiction Treatment?


Addiction recovery is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Depending on certain factors, such as length and intensity of substance use, some people may be particularly treatment-resistant. These individuals may have used

New Study: Opioids Not Necessary for Surgical Recovery


America’s opioid epidemic is fueled by the rampant overprescription of painkillers, stemming from fraudulent claims that the medications wouldn’t be addictive in a clinical application. Worldwide, the use of opioid

The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction


June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and in recognition, we’d like to explore the link between trauma and addiction. Unfortunately, those with substance use disorders are more likely to

Nutrition and Addiction Recovery


Nutrition During Active Addiction Anyone who has experienced drug or alcohol addiction understands that it takes over every aspect of your life. In an effort to relieve discomfort, many people

The Importance of Relapse-Focused Addiction Treatment


What is Relapse? Relapse is defined as the recurrence of a disease – in this case, the disease of addiction – after a time of marked improvement. In this context,

Be Active: How Fitness Can Transform Your Recovery


  It’s safe to say that everyone knows that exercise is a cornerstone of your health – studies show time and time again, that a focus on physical fitness can