stages of rehab

Know the Stages of Rehab

When entering a substance abuse rehabilitation program, you may find yourself apprehensive about what’s to come. This is only natural. Upcoming change brings anxiety for everyone, and even positive changes can make you nervous. Despite this apprehension, it’s important to understand that an addiction treatment program can help you be the best possible version of…

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Risks of Drinking on Thanksgiving

For people worldwide, holidays are an important time to celebrate and spend quality time with the people they love. On Thanksgiving, in particular, large families may gather for the first time all year, and it can be a bright and cheery event with lots of great food. Unfortunately, it’s also common that holidays like Thanksgiving…

halfway house

What Is A Halfway House?

A halfway house, also known as a sober living home, is a type of group home that helps people with addictions work through the process of reintegrating back into society. An effective halfway house serves as a transitional point between drug and alcohol treatment and healthy, productive life. Halfway houses are often private, for-profit entities.…

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Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities

There are numerous therapies designed to help people recover from substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol). In the right substance abuse treatment program, individuals will find themselves engaged in a combination of one-on-one therapy and group sessions. Group therapy typically consists of having a professional therapist offering treatment to two or more…

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Addressing Alcoholism in the Workplace

Alcoholism affects the lives of many people in the United States and around the world. Also affected are the family members, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic. Caring for someone who is undergoing the negative effects associated with alcohol abuse can be extremely challenging. An example of a unique challenge is addressing alcoholism in the…

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5 Benefits of 12-Step Programs

The 12-Step recovery program created by Alcoholics Anonymous is widely used, perhaps for its tried and true method of treating addiction. The 12-Step program is used in drug rehab facilities worldwide for its effectiveness in sustaining sobriety, especially for those who continue to work the program after leaving treatment. Each step showcases a level of…

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Tips to Enjoy a Sober 4th of July

For those dedicated to sobriety, some days or weekends can be challenging. With the Fourth of July approaching, those in recovery may find themselves in a difficult situation since outdoor festivities and celebrations largely partake in alcohol consumption on Independence Day. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to engage in if you are committed to…