Addiction Treatment

How to Give Back to the Community

Friday, May 27, 2016

Volunteering not only helps your community, it also helps you, too. When you volunteer, you experience many benefits that strengthen your sobriety. Discover how volunteering can be good for you and how you can get started. Volunteering — It’s Good for Your Sobriety When you give back to society and help others, you can: Make … Continued

The Importance of Private Addiction Rehab

Friday, May 6, 2016

When you’re in rehab, your anonymity is important. So, too, is the anonymity of the others you’re in rehab with or attend group sessions with. The importance of anonymity in rehab is a principal foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous, hence the name. Why is anonymity important to recovery? How can you ensure you protect the anonymity … Continued

How Effective Is Drug Addiction Treatment?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

You hear it again and again: Addiction is a treatable disease that can be successfully managed with ongoing care. Defining “success” is complicated and tracking the habits of former clients is even more difficult, how can you know whether getting help really works? The answers may be clearer than you think. Understanding Drug Addiction and … Continued

The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Monday, March 10, 2014

The substance abuse recovery and support group, Alcoholics Anonymous, is responsible for more successful rehabilitations than any other treatment organization in the world. From its birth in 1935 in Akron, Ohio to the thousands of chapters around the world today, AA has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that sobriety can be mass produced, … Continued

Separating the Myths From the Facts of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

There are a variety of misconceptions that exist about alcohol and drug abuse. Some were created to scare people away from using, and although well intended, that may prevent people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs from getting the help they desperately need. Learn more about the myths and facts of addiction, and find … Continued

How to Tell if You Are Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

Monday, March 3, 2014

More than 22 million Americans abuse drugs every year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and millions more abuse alcohol. Although many of these people walk the knife-edge ridge between physical dependency and addiction, the differences that define the casual abuser and the addict desperately needing treatment are well-defined. If you are concerned … Continued

Illness in Recovery

Monday, December 10, 2012

Taking Medication and Staying Clean To just about any addict, the phrase, “Take as prescribed” is considered as a suggestion. Instead of one every four hours, they take 4, every hour. To recovering addicts, this is a joke. To others that think they don’t have a problem, this may be a warning sign. Talk to … Continued

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