Nine lessons from nine years of sobriety

Photo by GSPictures / iStockPhoto.com Every year around this time, I like to look back on my life and reflect on the lessons I learned during my sobriety. On May 22, 2012, I went to a Kemah Palms Recovery Center because of my alcohol addiction. Little did I know at the time that this one […]

The main advantages of residential rehabilitation

While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to sobering up, certain things can give you a better chance of success. Some people can sober up even without the help of addiction specialists. While this may be a good path for some people, I believe that the best way for a person to lay a solid foundation for […]

When it comes to addiction, the words we say matter

There is one subject around addiction that many people don’t think about, the words we use to describe addicts. Druggie, junkie, drunk, and Wine-O are all hurtful words sometimes used to describe people struggling with addiction. Many people don’t think twice about using these types of terms to represent another person. However, they are an […]

TikToks Recovery Community – Addiction Center

TikTok has a new addiction recovery community on its platform. Within the popular app, users reject content that encourages drug use or behavioral disorders. Instead, YouTubers post materials that address substance abuse, behavioral addiction, and stigma. Through social media, they question the world’s views on what it means to be an addict in recovery. How […]

The ten most important tips for conducting an intervention

If you are reading this, chances are that you have a loved one who has an addiction and that you are considering engaging in intervention. There is a good chance that you are likely to be nervous when confronting your loved one with their addiction. Perhaps you’ve already brought the subject up and it didn’t […]

Living With a Recovering Addict – Dos and Don’ts

A family member or someone close to your heart has almost completed their substance abuse treatment and will soon be home. How should you act? What should you talk about? What are the dos and don’ts? Granted, it can feel uncomfortable at first. Maybe the last days together weren’t so great. Maybe you feel bad […]

How addiction treatment can create hope

When people have hope, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as gambling, alcohol use, and drug experimentation. Conversely, people who have no hope feel like they have nothing to lose. When hopelessness sets in, people are more likely to participate in activities that they know are dangerous. How can inspirational hope […]

Train through recovery

The list of potential benefits to be gained from exercising is long. There are psychological benefits, behavioral benefits, and physical benefits of exercise. For those recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, the benefits of exercise will help these individuals lead healthy, stable, and consistent lives. Two studies examine the benefits of exercise in addiction treatment […]

Ten Ways to Help a Loved One Make a Recovery From Addiction

When it comes to recovering from addiction, one of the most important things a person can do is surround themselves with supportive people. If you have a loved one who is currently under treatment or who has recently completed treatment, it is a good idea to find out how you can help them transition into […]

Top 10 places for luxury rehab

Luxury rehabilitation centers are inpatient centers dedicated to treating addicts in a resort-like setting. They provide treatment for drugs, alcohol, and other addictions to their patients. Similar to other rehab facilities, they offer traditional therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). What makes the luxury centers unique is their high-end equipment. Some amazing amenities in […]