7 Reasons You Should Seek Addiction Treatment

Often, an individual in active addiction is the last to realize or admit to having a problem. Family members or friends may notice and try to interfere, telling the individual to get help. But sometimes that’s not enough. It often takes the individual hitting rock bottom and coming to that conclusion on their own terms.  If you identify with items … Read More

5 Pillars Of An Aftercare Program

You’ve made the decision to get sober and have completed the intensive work of detox and treatment, so now what? Your recovery doesn’t stop there. In order to ensure a smooth transition from addiction treatment to the rest of your life, another type of programing will begin. When treatment is over an aftercare program should begin. Aftercare is a program … Read More

5 Signs Of Cocaine Dependence

Cocaine has been a popular drug of choice for decades. It’s an extremely powerful and highly addictive stimulant that can create dependency from initial exposure. When first experienced, you may have immediate feelings of euphoria and a sense of invincibility, connection with others and a rush of other pleasurable feelings. This can hook you pretty easily because it creates an … Read More

The 3 Stages of Opiate Withdrawal

Making the decision to get sober after opiate use isn’t an easy one – especially when you know that opiate withdrawal is ahead. Even if you aren’t addicted to or abusing opiates, you will likely experience some sort of withdrawal when you stop. Due to the severity and pain involved with opiate withdrawal, many people are afraid of what lies … Read More

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Addiction Treatment, What’s The Difference?

If you’re looking for an addiction treatment program, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out the right program for your exact needs. When it comes to addiction treatment programs, there are two main types of programs you’ll find in your search: inpatient and outpatient. Both types of treatment can provide you or a loved one with the support needed … Read More

7 Advantages Of Getting Sober Young

My life has changed drastically since getting sober at age 20 – but not in negative ways, like I originally thought it would. No, today my life is better than ever and that is in large part due to sobriety. That’s not to say that sobriety has been easy, because there have been moments, days and weeks when it hasn’t. … Read More

Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcoholism: What Are The Differences?

Misusing alcohol is a serious problem, and often times, it’s hard to know when your casual drinking has turned into something more severe. When it comes to alcohol addiction, there are two terms you’ll hear: alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Although the two are often used interchangeably, the reality is that alcohol abuse and alcoholism each have their own unique set … Read More

What To Expect In Your First 12-Step Meeting

When we think of sobriety, we often think of 12-step meetings right away. This isn’t the only pathway to sobriety, but it is a common one, and one that works wonders for many people. Of course it’s nerve racking when you decide to attend your first meeting or go to one in rehab. It’s only natural to wonder what will … Read More

7 Tips To Keep You Sober During The Holidays

For some, holidays can be a stressful time. For others, they can be a time of celebration. Either way, for people in recovery, staying sober during the holidays may present a challenge.  As with everything in life, there are certain coping mechanisms and tips that can make this time of year easier for those of us who no longer drink. … Read More

7 Health Benefits of Sobriety

  The process of getting sober isn’t always the easiest, but it’s definitely worth it. Aside from the obvious reasons that come with breaking bad habits to live a better life, sobriety has so many positive aspects and comes with several health benefits not everyone understands as they embark on the journey. Here are a few health benefits you can … Read More