Understanding the Dangers of Isolation in Recovery
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” SAMHSA’s guiding principles for recovery emphasize the importance social interaction plays in the recovery process. It’s estimated that the relapse […]
How is the Coronavirus Affecting People in Recovery?
These are uncertain times as people around the world seek to protect themselves and loved ones from the coronavirus, named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. The current health crisis can be especially challenging for those in recovery from an alcohol or substance use disorder. COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for those over 65 and those […]
How Does Sober Living Work?
Returning to daily life after completing intensive addiction treatment can be a challenging prospect and may be difficult to accomplish successfully without support. It is well known that going back to an environment filled with the same addictive triggers is a recipe for failure. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), between 40 […]
What is Aftercare? Aftercare programs help people recovering from addiction issues transition from a structured inpatient or outpatient treatment program to a less structured environment. People in recovery who continue with individual, group, and family therapy and regularly participate in 12-step or other support groups have the greatest likelihood of successful long-term recovery. Completing a […]