relapse prevention

How Can Relapse Be Avoided?

For those suffering from a substance use disorder, the threat of relapse can feel omnipresent. Family and friends may worry that one wrong move will spell the end of their loved one’s sobriety. Relapse can hurt everyone involved and cause meaningful, long-term relationships to fall by the wayside. The tug of alcohol or drugs on…

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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…

rehab for professionals

Benefits of Rehab for Professionals

When it comes to who you are in terms of family and career, substance addiction does not discriminate. Fathers and mothers are just as susceptible to abusing substances as their children. Professionals like lawyers, politicians, doctors, and celebrities may also find themselves in need of addiction treatment programs to help them manage their lives. For…

seasonal affective disorder

Does Good Weather Really Improve Mood?

Weather is a powerful force of nature that humans have spent thousands of years trying to understand through passive observations, eventually leading to the development of modern weather technology. Understanding weather patterns is critical for obvious reasons, including food production, catastrophic storms, and climate changes. This omnipresent force may also influence something less obvious: your…

sobriety tips

Helpful Sobriety Tips for the Summer

As summer approaches, making plans for fun activities with friends and family can be challenging for those struggling with alcohol or substance abuse. So many gatherings are prone to have drinking as a component, and it can be difficult to say no when offering a chilled beer on a hot day. Maintaining sobriety can be…

xanax addiction

Dangers of Xanax Addiction

Prescribed use of Xanax has been on the rise as more people search for ways to combat short-term anxiety and panic disorders. This has led to drug abuse as the number of reported cases of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has steadily increased over the years. Xanax is meant to be a short-term solution, but the…