12-Step vs. Non-12-Step

Choosing Between a 12-Step and Non-12-Step Program

The process of addiction recovery is akin to running a marathon. The journey can be long and arduous, so setting a steady pace and preparing your mind for the inevitable tough times is imperative to achieving success. While participating in a clinically qualified treatment program is instrumental to achieving sustained sobriety and personal success, deciding […]

A drug addict closing a bag of meth.

How Meth Affects the Immune System

It is no great surprise that methamphetamine is bad for your health. Multiple studies have shown that the drug attacks the body in a number of ways: from destroying organ performance to eroding dental hygiene to deteriorating neurological functioning, meth assaults the human body in a variety of extremely effective manners. But even with all […]

Man and woman practicing communication skills in recovery.

Communication Tips to Practice With a Recovering Addict

When discussing relationships of any nature, there are two key components to establishing a solid personal foundation while simultaneously building the relationship into a longstanding bond. These components are trust and communication. In order to enter into a relationship with someone, whether it be a child and parent or choosing a sober support, there must […]

A woman looking away, lost in thought, wondering if a 30, 60, or 90-day treatment program is best for her.

Do I Need a 30, 60, or 90-Day Rehab Treatment Program?

When it comes to treatment programs for substance addiction, there should never be a one-size- fits-all mentality. There are a number of influencing factors impacting the length of time you should spend in therapy in order to adequately address your substance use disorder. Factors can include: • Longevity of the addiction • The types of […]

Loved ones holding hands and discussing dialectical behavior therapy for anxiety.

How Does DBT Work for Anxiety

The process of treatment can be directed through a number of therapeutic avenues. From cognitive restructuring to rapid eye movement therapy, clinical approaches available today are various in nature and able to address a growing list of mental health issues. What makes one intervention better than another? And even more important, which one would best […]

A happy family embraces during the holidays.

How to Keep Thanksgiving a Stress-Free Holiday for a Recovering Addict

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for moving a little slower, being more present with family, friends (and even strangers), attending a plethora of gatherings, expressing your utmost gratitude, and – of course – raising a glass to the many blessings of life. For a recovering addict, however, these moments and feelings of tradition […]

A man stands on a bluff overlooking the ocean.

What If I Don’t Have Insurance for Rehab?

Enough is enough. You’ve declared you’re done with the devastating hangovers, the feelings of embarrassment and shame, and the highs that never last long enough and always send you plummeting for the ground. You’re done trying to pick up the pieces of a life attached to an addiction. It’s time to get clean. It’s time […]

A businessman trying to find out if drug rehab is covered by insurance.

How to Find Out If Your Insurance Covers Rehab

The decision to enter into drug rehabilitation is not to be taken lightly. After struggling with substance addiction, beginning a competent and clinically sound treatment program can allow you to address the disease that has been destroying your mind, body, and soul. The process of addiction recovery, though, is a difficult journey that will require […]

A businessman sits at the bar with a beer in hand.

Can Alcoholism Cause Anxiety Disorders?

For a vast number of people, consuming alcohol is a common part of everyday life. Whether tossing back a few beers after a long day at work or pouring a couple glasses of wine at dinner to take the edge off, drinking has become synonymous with unwinding and relaxing. But at what cost has this […]

A businessman sits on the curb with his head and arms resting on his knees.

How Do I Know If My Loved One is Addicted to Meth?

The act of Googling, “What are meth addiction signs?” probably has you feeling sick to your stomach, sending an all-consuming wave of nausea through your body. The disease of addiction is a cold-hearted monster that destroys goals and dreams, tears apart families, and fundamentally changes the physical and chemical makeup of an addict’s mind and […]

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