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Managing Anxiety and Insomnia in Addiction Recovery

Anxiety and insomnia are common problems for people in treatment for substance use disorders. In many cases these issues were present prior to substance abuse, were masked during the addiction, and have now resurfaced in sobriety. (more…)...

5 Essential Requirements for a Detox Environment

Overcoming addiction is one of the hardest things you’ll have to do in your life, and the initial detox is the most challenging part. While your success depends on your commitment to making a positive change in your life, addiction experts know that detox is a particularly sensitive time, and detox facilities aim to ...

Staying Connected to the Outside World During Residential Drug Rehab

By Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM, Medical Director at Clarity Way It’s common for inpatient drug rehab centers to prohibit clients from using smartphones and laptops during their stay. At first glance, this seems to make sense. Shouldn’t people be detached from stressors and potential triggers and focus only on tr...

How Psychodrama Helps Heal Past Trauma

Psychodrama has been around for nearly 100 years and can be an effective tool for helping people struggling with a number of challenges, including addictions and trauma. Psychodrama therapy techniques can help people give voice and action to areas of their lives that have kept them stuck. Those areas are what may be hi...

The Purpose of Therapy Dogs and Other Animals in Rehab

Dogs are truly our best friends. Having a therapy dog or another animal while in rehab can really help people in recovery learn to live and love again. Clarity Way has a therapy dog who loves to interact with residents, and this interaction helps them feel more at home and at ease as soon as they arrive. But dogs do...

How to NOT Respond When a Celebrity with a Drug History Passes Away

It seems as though almost every day a familiar face flashes across the screen with an announcement that so-and-so has passed away. When that famous person has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, many commentators immediately mention it, as if the person’s death is always attributable to drugs or alcohol. With soci...

Why Aftercare Matters

If you have ever been addicted to alcohol or drugs, you know how scary it can be to return to the “real” world after rehab ends. Aftercare bridges the gap between the sanctuary of rehab and the chaos of normal life and is the difference-maker in many recovery stories. Here is why you need to research aftercare care...

Relapsed? Here’s What to Do — and What Not to Do

Did you know that most people who were once addicted to drugs or alcohol relapse after getting sober? Cravings, emotions, and stress lead many individuals to make impulsive decisions they later regret. If you started drinking or using drugs again, here is how you can get back on the road to sobriety. Don’t Panic ...

How to Find the Right AA Sponsor

If you’re like many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, then you know how frustrating it is to hear people who haven’t been addicted talk about quitting and staying sober. After all, how could anyone possibly understand what it’s like if they haven’t been through it themselves? That’s why getting ...

How to Reconnect with Family After Rehab

One of the biggest challenges for a recovering addict is reconnecting with family members after addiction. Having a support network is critical to recovery, yet recovering individuals are likely to feel badly about things that happened during addiction. Those past occurrences can make the weeks and months after rehab t...

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