3 Emotions To Expect On Your First Day Of Addiction Treatment

  I still vividly remember my first day of treatment even though it was over two and a half years ago. I did outpatient treatment, so I had time to try and prepare myself before my first session. The 40-minute drive felt like an eternity. I was so unsure of what to expect and felt so alone. I pulled into … Read More

How To Know If You Need Detox Services

  The moment you decide you want to change your life and leave drugs and alcohol behind, you might be asking yourself, “What now?” The first step in getting helping is understanding what type of services you’ll need to get on the road to recovery. It’s not uncommon for your body to be physically addicted to drugs and alcohol if … Read More

What Are The Causes Of An Eating Disorder?

  Many of us that struggle with an addiction or disorder, or love someone who is, are often left asking the questions, “Why?” The exact cause of an eating disorder is unclear, but there are several factors that can put you at a greater risk for developing one. Eating disorders can involve a range of conditions from obsession with food, … Read More

Going The Distance In Recovery

  If life were a marathon, then slipping into a cycle of substance abuse is like collapsing to the ground. Seeking recovery occurs when a person recognizes that they have fallen and decides to get up, dust themselves off, and finish the race. The rest of that marathon is recovery, and those first few steps: regaining one’s balance, learning to … Read More

5 Reasons Having Fun In Sobriety Is Important

“I will literally never have fun again. My life is over. It’s ruined.” This was one of the first things to cross my mind when I stopped drinking. Like so many things from that period of my life, I was wrong. In fact, I’ve had some of the best times of my life while sober. Having fun and letting loose … Read More

5 Recovery Sayings You’ll Remember Forever

When I first got sober, I started hearing all these little mantras about life and sobriety. At first many of them made me roll my eyes. I didn’t want to be sober, so I sure as hell didn’t want to hear people’s inspirational quips about how great their life was without alcohol. I was angry and bitter, and these sayings … Read More

10 Shocking Statistics About Addiction in Orlando

  As we live and observe the hardships of life, we often believe it could never happen to us. This is especially true with addiction and its dangerous consequences. Growing up, I believed drugs or alcohol would never affect me because I came from a middle-class, happy family, and a good school, but I was wrong. The same is true … Read More

7 Steps To Choosing A Treatment Center

    It may sound like a funny comparison, but choosing the right rehabilitation center is a lot like choosing the right college. There are many aspects to consider – location/proximity, size, area of expertise, average age of participants, etc. In order to get the most out of a rehab experience, these factors need to be thoroughly considered and researched. … Read More

5 Things To Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

    For many individuals, alcohol and drug abuse are often accompanied by other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. In fact, about 50 percent of individuals with a severe mental health disorder also suffer from a substance abuse problem. While these may seem like separate issues, there is actually a term for disorders that go hand-in-hand like … Read More