Alternatives to 12-step programs
While the traditional twelve-step program is an option that works for many people, it is not the only option for people struggling with addiction and looking for support. There are many reasons the twelve-step program might not be the right fit for you. Some people feel they need more support than these programs can provide.
ASAM Certification and Why It Is Important to Your Treatment
The ASAM criteria is a set of guidelines that help providers provide ongoing care to patients at every stage of their illness. It helps providers accurately diagnose patients and understand what level of treatment will best serve their needs.
The Link Between Addiction and Eating Disorders
While many people know of the dangers of both eating disorders and substance addiction, not many are aware of the link between the two mental illnesses. Research has found that nearly 50% of people struggling with an eating disorder are also struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, which is five times higher than the rate of the general population.
Why Trauma Often Leads to Addiction & How to Break the Cycle
For many, trauma has left its ugly imprint in their lives and its effects have not dissipated even years or decades later. Trauma has the innate ability to wreak havoc in a person’s life in many ways and for many years. Addiction is just one way that trauma can impact someone’s life.
Knowing the Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Anxiety
When a person begins feeling anxiety too often, it can interfere with daily life, cause unhappiness, and sometimes contribute to health issues. The key to staying healthy is learning to recognize unhealthy anxiety and seeking treatment for it when needed.
New Year's Resolutions for People in Addiction Recovery
New Year's Resolutions…every year, the clock strikes midnight, and a new horizon of possibilities lay before us! Many people start the new year by making a list of resolutions. How do New Year’s Resolutions differ for those in addiction recovery?
Being Yourself After Addiction
Giving up an addiction often includes changing certain parts of your lifestyle and the people you spend time with. Because of this, many people struggling with addiction feel like substance abuse is part of their identity. If you feel this way, remember you’re not alone.
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