When Alcoholism Leads to Job Loss – Tips for Recovering

May 21st, 2015 Blog
It isn’t uncommon for individuals suffering from alcoholism to lose their jobs as the condition progresses. This doesn’t mean that these individuals will never work again, but it should serve as a reminder of how important recovery from addiction is to leading a positive, focused life. While losing your job because more...

Why Mommies Shouldn’t Drink for Two: A Letter to Addicted Mothers

May 7th, 2015 Blog
Dear Mommy: I can’t believe it – I’m your child! I’m growing inside you and am so excited to meet you. I can hear your voice, feel you around me, and love the sensation when you walk. Most of all, I just enjoy being with you. But I do have one request: can you please stop drinking alcohol and abusing drugs? more...

Sharing the Addiction Story: Addicts Helping Addicts in Recovery

April 23rd, 2015 Blog
Isolation. Hopelessness. Shame. These feelings are common among individuals who are or have been addicted to drugs or alcohol. It’s easy to forget these feelings are common among addicted individuals. As a former addict, you can help an addict feel welcome in the recovery community by sharing your unique story. more...

The Six Stages of Alcoholism

April 20th, 2015 Blog
Alcoholism is a disease, and like most diseases, it progresses with gradually worsening symptoms. Fortunately, alcoholism does not have to run its course. Seeking treatment can reverse many of the complications of the disease and help you successfully manage addiction. Stage One: Early Alcoholism or Heavy Drinking? more...

Coffee vs. Cocaine and Other Drugs: The Facts About Addiction Might Surprise You

April 16th, 2015 Blog
Do you have a hard time functioning in the morning without a latte or your morning cup of coffee? You’re not alone. According to the FDA, about 80% of adults in the United States drink coffee each day. About 38% of us say we “need” our coffee to get through the workday, but is it just a turn of phrase? Not exa more...

What Causes Addiction?

April 9th, 2015 Blog
One of the biggest mysteries in addiction science is why some people get addicted to drugs or alcohol and why others do not. The factors that contribute to addiction are extremely complex. Although we cannot yet point to a specific gene or underlying health problem as the cause of addiction, there are certain commonal more...

Old Haunts, New Friends

March 19th, 2015 Blog
You did it. You managed your addiction in rehab, and now you’re taking the first steps toward sober living back at home. You’re going to the gym, easing back into work, and feeling more like yourself every day. You’ve even met new friends who are clean and enjoy the same hobbies. But here’s the problem: You more...

Depression and Addiction: Get the Facts

March 5th, 2015 Blog
Everyone gets the blues now and then. When those feelings of melancholy and despair linger for weeks, not days, it can be a sign of something more serious. Depression affects 1 in 10 Americans, but the depression rate among those struggling with addiction is even higher. According to the Department of Health and Human more...

Is Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab Right for You?

February 19th, 2015 Blog
If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, the right rehabilitation program can get you back on the path to recovery. Choosing the right program can be challenging, however. Every program — whether outpatient or inpatient — offers a distinct treatment philosophy. Daytime programs might provide addiction counseling more...

Stress Management and Addiction Recovery

February 5th, 2015 Blog
Now that you’re sober, you worry your high-pressure job will end in a return to substance abuse. You’re tired of the same old stress relievers, though, and desire to live the more balanced, satisfying lifestyle you were promised when sobriety became your priority. The good news is that stress and drug abuse or stre more...
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