A Journey to Sobriety – How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Can Change Your Life

How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Can Change Your Life

Alcoholism is an insidious condition that can slowly take over your life. At first, it might not seem like a bad thing at all. Maybe it’s one drink here or there that turns into two or three drinks every day. Maybe alcohol is a way to cope with stress, unwind, or relax with friends, but […]

The Importance of Achievable Goals in Recovery

The Importance of Achievable Goals in Recovery

Recovery is a complex journey during which you untangle unhealthy patterns, become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn valuable skills that will support you throughout your life. At first, all of this can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you avoid triggers and cravings while working on your coping skills? […]

Dangers of Isolation in Recovery

Isolation in Recovery

Working on yourself takes time and focus. When you’re concentrating on maintaining a successful recovery, you may find that you need new social environments. Hanging out with the people with whom you used isn’t going to cut it anymore. But isolation in recovery won’t help you heal faster. In fact, detaching from your support people […]

The Family Role in Addiction Recovery

The Family Role in Addiction Recovery

People who struggle with addiction often feel alone. They may not realize how connected they are with the other people in their family and social systems. Substance abuse takes a toll on loved ones, exposing them to trauma and contributing to distressing emotions. Families of addicts often worry about helping their loved one achieve recovery. […]

Why Do We Have Drug Relapse Dreams?

drug relapse dreams

Leading research suggests that drug relapse dreams are rare for the majority of people who are currently sober. More than 60 percent of people newly sober report that they do not have relapse dreams. But for those who do have relapse dreams, it can produce strong anxiety. The research also points to the fact that […]

What is Freedom From Active Addiction and How to Get It

freedom from active addiction

Freedom from addiction is the main promise in Alcoholics Anonymus.  On the title page of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, it states: “The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism” There is a big difference between recovering and being recovered, as we discuss on our blog. Recovered signifies that […]

When Does Sobriety Get Easy?

easy and sobriety

When Does Sobriety Get Easy? Sobriety does get easier. When it does really depends on your attitude and if you’re working to treat your addiction.    Find an Inpatient Rehab Program Now We are here to help you through every aspect of recovery. Call our admissions team to find the best for long-term recovery. (866) […]

Excuses Addicts Use When Using

Addicts use all sorts of excuses to “justify” the way they use. If you dissect their excuses, you will quickly find a delusion underneath their justification. Alcoholics use many excuses to cover their tracks to continue to go on their bender or get out of trouble. However, as mentioned, these excuses usually are full-fledged or […]

Why You Need to Do More than 90 Meetings in 90 days

If you have gone to Alcoholics Anonymous then you have probably heard that you should go to 90 meetings in 90 days. Going to 90 meetings in 90 days has saved many people. But we think it’s important to share some common misunderstandings that can happen to a newcomer who thinks that is all he […]

4 Reasons Why Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey is a Bad Idea

For those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs, the idea of quitting cold turkey can feel attractive.  Many addicts think they are strong enough, smart enough, and determined enough to give up their habit on their own, without the hassle of inpatient rehab. Those feelings are certainly understandable, but there are many reasons why […]