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Learn the 5 stages of substance abuse

Written By: Treatment
Last updated on May 20, 2014

Generally, substance abuse is a difficult topic to talk about. Many people have been affected in some manner by drugs and alcohol, yet the stigma surrounding the condition continues to suppress a public dialog on programs to improve treatment options and get those struggling with substance abuse into detox centers. In many ways, openly talking about drugs and […]

Break these junk food habits for a healthier diet
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on May 13, 2014

The human body has been compared to an engine, and just like a car, it will poorly run if supplied with low-quality fuel. Every child grows up learning that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it kick-starts the body’s metabolism, and athletes are trained to eat a large meal the night before […]

Take the Love Quiz: Are You Codependent?
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on November 20, 2013

Love can be a slippery slope—and sometimes being in love with someone gets tangled up with feeling the need to control that person, or stay in the relationship even when it’s toxic. When a partner or loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it often adds an even greater level of this dysfunction, […]

Myths & Facts About the Designer Drug Known as “Molly”
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on September 5, 2013

The drug “molly” has recently come into the spotlight due to some recent deaths at a New York electronic music festival, Electric Zoo. This past week, the drug has been all over the media and blogosphere. Here are some common misconceptions being reported, as well as some important facts for families. Myth #1: “This is […]

Communication Styles and Recovery – Social Wellness Month
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on July 23, 2013

July is Social Wellness month, so we’d like to talk about communication – what  it is and why it’s important to your recovery. The first year in recovery is a time of confusion, joy, fear, anger, sadness, happiness; a whole spectrum of emotions. Your loved ones may not know what to expect the first year, […]

Relapse Prevention: Relapse Signs and Symptoms
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on July 16, 2013

When you make the decision to stay clean and sober, relapse prevention is critical. Addiction, like any other disease, has specific warning signs that can indicate an imminent reoccurrence of the illness. The disease of addiction can be deadly and thus requires planning and management in order to maintain good health. Relapse prevention involves educating […]

Social Wellness Month: Coping Skills for Recovery
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on July 9, 2013

July is Social Wellness Month! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at what Social Wellness Month means for those in recovery, and how social wellness and coping skills can help prevent or lessen the effects of relapse. Life happens on life’s terms; despite our choices, plans and commitments, life still has a tendency to catch […]

Have Fun & Stay Sober This Memorial Day!
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on May 20, 2013

We’re closing in on the (unofficial) start of the summer! When Memorial Day weekend kicks off at the end of this week, let the summer travel, BBQs and parties begin. Having fun is a must, but so is staying safe, as drunk driving rates are higher on Memorial Day and other holidays. For many, Memorial […]

Is Alcohol Riskier for Elders Than for Teens?
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on May 8, 2013

“In the United States, as many as 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women over age 65 take part in risky drinking behavior, with an estimated 1 to 3 percent of them believed to be seriously abusing alcohol,” The Huffington Post reports. Whether an elder abuses alcohol because he or she is lonely, tries […]

Famous People in Recovery: Jane Velez-Mitchell
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on April 1, 2013

Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, host of her own CNN/HLN news show and a huge recovery proponent. Jane is known for her no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is attitude and outspoken beliefs about addiction and consumerism in America. In her 2009 memoir entitled iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life, Jane admitted […]

Famous People in Recovery: Anthony Hopkins
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on March 18, 2013

Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the world’s most respected actors, famous for his chilling, Oscar-winning role in ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ Now at the age of 75, he has made more than 80 movies throughout his six-decade career. Anthony Hopkins has also been sober since the 1970s. Several years ago, Hopkins went public about […]

Thank You, American Red Cross
Written By: Treatment
Last updated on March 11, 2013

March is not only National Women’s History Month, but Red Cross Month, which dates back to 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the first Red Cross Month in support of fundraising efforts led by the humanitarian organization in response to World War II. The American Red Cross provides disaster relief, education and emergency assistance, as […]