sober christmas

Tips to Enjoy a Sober Christmas

Christmas can be especially difficult for those in recovery. The prevalence of eggnog, mulled wine, and spiced cider, among other holiday beverages, can make it hard to maintain sobriety during the holidays. Additionally, family, economic, and social pressures can lead to increased alcohol consumption during the weeks leading to Christmas. A sober Christmas is possible.…

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Risks of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Alcohol addiction can be overwhelming. People from all walks of life across the United States struggle with alcohol abuse every day. While alcohol seems benign because it’s legal, it can be just as addictive as illicit drugs. In addition, because alcohol is easy to get, many people today self-medicate and self-soothe. These habits can quickly…

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Rebuilding Relationships During Recovery

Addiction can be lonely and isolating. For those dealing with addiction, family support can make a world of difference. Addiction scars many families. Some, unfortunately, are harmed by lying, cheating, and manipulation. Even after rehab, it can be hard for relationships to recovery without extra support. Most addiction treatment programs today include family therapy programs…

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Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol addiction is increasingly common today. Because alcohol is legal, it may seem harmless. However, alcohol can be just as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and meth. Many people in the United States silently struggle with alcohol abuse each year. For many people abusing alcohol, alcohol poisoning can become a common and deadly occurrence. Luckily, alcohol…

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Benefits of Extended Rehab

The journey to recovery is different for everyone. There are no set timelines for personal healing. Some people in recovery do well with outpatient programs, while others thrive with inpatient care. For many, extended rehab can offer the time and care they need to recover. Extended residential treatment programs provide long-term medical and psychiatric support…

painkiller rehab

Do I Need Painkiller Rehab?

Prescription painkillers are highly addictive. People across the United States struggle with painkiller addiction every day. Many prescription opioids, like Vicodin and OxyContin, are prescribed every day for pain. In addition, some people have prescription painkillers for dental work and post-surgical recovery. Others living with chronic pain rely on prescription opiates and opioids for relief.…