Benefits of Being Sober

Benefits of Being Sober to Remember in Recovery Along the road of recovery, there are some times that one needs to be reminded of why they chose to control the disease of addiction. Relapse is what needs to be avoided at all costs, but sometimes cravings can set in, causing a person to romanticize their…

Alcoholism Treatment Explained (And Where to Find It)

Alcoholism Treatment: What Goes into Getting Sober and Where Can I Find Help? According to a study by Dr. Grant and her colleges from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry, one third of all adults in the United States have suffered from alcohol use disorder (AUD) at some…

I Need Drug Rehab – Now What?

I Need Drug Rehab – How to Be Sure and Where to Find Help A national survey of adults in the United States revealed that while roughly 10 percent of people have had a drug use disorder in their life, 75 percent reported that they didn’t receive any form of treatment. For the addict, it…

Best Halfway Houses: What to Look For

How to Find the Best Halfway Houses Near You According to a 2010 report found on the National Institutes of Health website, one of the factors that can be very detrimental to staying clean and sober is unhealthy living environments, especially in early recovery. This is where halfway houses come into play; they provide the…

Addiction Recovery Checklist

Addiction Recovery Checklist: A Guide to a Daily and Weekly Checklist for Recovery Relapse is the main concern for any addict in recovery. A study that examined the relapse rates for addicts in their first year of recovery placed the relapse rate for addiction at levels similar to hypertension and diabetes; 40 to 60 percent.…

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Preventing Relapse: Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays The holidays are a time for family and celebration, but it can also be a trying time for those in recovery. Whether through social pressure, the abundance of time on your hands, or the availability of alcohol at nearly every event, there are many triggers that…

Closet Alcoholic Signs and Symptoms

Discover the Common Closet Alcoholic Signs and Symptoms Based on the findings of the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, just over 15 million Americans aged 12 and older were classified, according to the DSM-V, as having alcohol use disorder – the clinical term that described problematic drinking. Alcohol abuse is a persistent…

What to Say to Someone Going into Rehab

What to Say to Someone Going into Rehab and What to Avoid When a friend or loved one finally decides to go into rehab for their substance use disorder, you want to be the most encouraging person you can be. However, there are still myths and misconceptions about the disease of addiction, and while you…

How to Confront an Alcoholic

Conducting an Intervention: How to Confront an Alcoholic A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism supported study reported that close to a third of adults living in the United States have had alcohol use disorder within their lives, yet only a handful (20 percent) have gotten treatment. When the person who needs help is…

Where to Find JCAHO Accredited Treatment Centers for Addiction

JCAHO Accredited Treatment Centers for Addiction: Why It’s Important and Where to Find Them In industries that have people who desperately want help, there are also people and companies that are trying to take advantage of them. From quick fixes to miracle cures, the drug rehab industry has its share of rehabs that make promises…

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