Prescription Pill Detox: What To Expect

Prescription Pill Detox Prescription pill detox can be every bit as difficult as detoxing from street drugs. It also comes with many unique challenges. These include the mental and physical changes that go into any detoxification. Even if you weren’t a heavy user of prescription pills, your body and brain will still experience some discomfort. […]


Avoiding The Traps Of Early Sobriety

Avoiding the Traps of Early Sobriety Is A Lifestyle Early sobriety is the toughest time for anyone with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This is because it is full of painful problems. Often, the person in early sobriety has legal, financial and health issues. They must learn to navigate these. Emotions which have been repressed for […]

What is the Abstinence Model?

In recovery circles, you might hear the term “abstinence model.” The abstinence model implies that a person stops using any and all substances. Some treatment centers might require abstinence. Even prior to getting treatment. Some people might be able to swing that. But what about the rest of us? In this article, you will learn: […]

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How to Achieve Long Term Sobriety

If you’ve achieved sobriety for even one day, take a moment. Moments can lead to long-term sobriety. Exercise gratitude. Feel thankful for your sobriety. For some, dealing with sobriety presents a completely new way of life. Sobriety challenges us. It means setting boundaries. Telling ourselves “no.” Developing new habits and untangling old ones. It means […]

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5 Reasons to Go to Rehab

Why Should I go to Rehab? You’re fine, right? You’re doing just dandy. The world is your peach. You can quit anytime you want. You just don’t want to. Only alcoholics go to meetings. You only smoke, drink, snort, inject, whatever, to keep yourself calm. It’s the world that needs to sit itself down. Mellow […]

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Changing the Way We Talk About Addiction

Language And Thought In 1946, George Orwell published an essay called Politics and the English Language. He wrote, “A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. […]

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How Enabling Can Make Addiction More Dangerous

Parental Instincts You love your children. You believe in them. They mean the world to you. You want the best for them. You want to do your best for them. You worked hard to provide for them. Put a roof over their head. Made sure they were fed. Gave them a place to sleep. You […]

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

At the end of 2019, Jarad Anthony Higgins, known around the globe as rapper Juice Wrld, passed away. A coroner’s report released the following January attributed Juice Wrld’s cause of death to oxycodone and codeine toxicity. Juice Wrld died on December 8, seven days after his twenty-first birthday. Gustav Elijah Åhr, who performed under the […]

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What is a Sponsor in Recovery?

Sponsorship is an integral part of any 12-step recovery program. Most people begin by simply attending meetings and for some, that may be all they ever do. It is important to understand however that going to meetings alone does not constitute “working a program”. In terms of the 12-step recovery programs, the work is in […]

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What to Expect in an Outpatient Detox

What Is Outpatient Detox? Everyone’s addiction journey is unique. No two journeys are the same. So not everyone requires residential treatment. Outpatient detox is a non-residential care option. It is specifically designed for people who have obligations for work, school, or family life. For a person struggling with addiction, outpatient detox offers the therapeutic attention […]

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