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Choosing Treatment: Home or Away?

When considering addiction treatment, many people have a hard time deciding what is the best fit for them. Now that you have decided to get help, where should you go? When choosing between a local treatment center or one out-of-state, the choice is based on your individual recovery needs. Many [...]

2019-05-26T22:49:48+00:00 May 26th, 2019|Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Delusional Thinking and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse not only negatively affects your body, but it can increase the severity of preexisting mental disorders. Delusional thinking and psychosis are among the most serious conditions made worse by alcohol abuse. Symptoms of psychosis and delusional disorders can range from paranoia to physical hallucinations. These conditions get worse [...]

2019-05-03T21:38:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Can N.A. Beer Cause Relapse?

Non-alcoholic beer is touted as a safe alternative for those who want to quit alcohol. Popular brands like O’Douls, Clausthaler, and Beck’s N.A. are supposed to be safe to drink in recovery. They're perfect if you don’t want to drink alcohol, but still want that beer-drinking sensation. However, new research [...]

2019-05-02T18:21:58+00:00 April 20th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|

Signs of Opioid Addiction

More than 2 million Americans abuse opioid pain medication and nearly 90 people die daily from an opioid overdose. Misuse of pain medication in the U.S. is second only to marijuana use. Opioids make your brain and body think you need them for survival. They are very powerful in their [...]

2019-04-14T20:52:49+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery|

3 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Sober

With St. Patrick’s Day ahead of us this weekend, it’s time to celebrate all things Irish! But for those in recovery, this boozy holiday can mean trouble. Most holidays are a time for celebration and cheer and while alcohol is usually present, it’s not the key ingredient for getting in [...]

2019-03-19T17:45:26+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery|

Are Nonalcoholic Beverages Safe to Drink in Recovery?

Nonalcoholic and alcohol-free beverages can seem like a good option for recovering alcoholics to turn to, but the dangers of relapse are much greater than the benefits. Your favorite NA beer or “mocktail” might seem like it helps curb your craving, but it is really hurting your recovery. Research has [...]

2019-05-02T18:21:24+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Low Self-Esteem’s Impact on Substance Abuse

Low self-esteem can be caused by a variety of traumas. A traumatic childhood, abandonment or separation from parental figures, emotional or physical abuse can all lead to low-esteem as an adult. These problems can worsen as adult life causes negative events like losing a job, going through divorce, or facing [...]

2019-01-07T03:01:54+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|