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Our blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, clinicians looking for reliable and evidence-based information, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, and how to get the best inpatient medical detox help for successful recovery.

How to Help a Family Member with Addiction

There is a reason that addiction is called a family disease: it affects the whole family: partners, close family members, and children.  Not to mention co-workers, friends, and neighbors. It is said that for every person with substance use disorder, another 5 people are impacted by their illness.Overtime the consequences of addiction pile up: job […]

What to Expect from a Medical Detox

Detoxifying from addictive substances presents a number of potentially fatal medical risks, psychological challenges, and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. That’s why recovery can be challenging to achieve alone and often necessitates detox interventions. Medical detox centers can help support the transition through the detox process. This approach is recommended by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]

How to Choose An Opiate Detox Center

Detox is a crucial first step in most people’s recovery journey. However, understanding whether you need medical detox and choosing an opiate detox center and can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.   If you or a loved one has been taking high doses of opiates for a prolonged period […]

Recovery Capital & Its Impact on Recovery Outcomes

When it comes to addiction recovery, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There are a number of individual factors that determine the right type of addiction treatment and risks when a person leaves treatment. This means it can be difficult to determine successful recovery outcomes. However, there is a formula that researchers say greatly influence the […]

How CrossFit Has Shaped My Recovery

    For as long as I can remember, fitness has been part of my life. I grew up as an athlete, playing soccer all my life, and eventually pivoting to rugby in college. It was only when I began drinking in college that I let my health slip to the wayside. I still made […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, organized by the International Association of Suicide Prevention. The day is also co-sponsored by The World Health Organization. Its purpose is to raise awareness around the world that suicide can be prevented.   In the past few years 70 countries have participated in Suicide Prevention Day, with over […]

Alternatives to AA

AA is thought to be one of the largest pathways of recovery. However, it is a common misconception that it is the only way to recover. In our recent blog — How Do People Recover From Addiction — we highlighted how people recover from substance use disorder and AA only makes up a proportion of […]

The Opioid Crisis Has Intensified During Coronavirus Pandemic

Today, the Wall Street Journal reported the opioid crisis, already serious, has intensified during the coronavirus pandemic. Overdose deaths continue to rise alongside increasing stress due to the economic and emotional effects of COVI9-19.   Opioid crisis Before the pandemic, we were already experiencing a staggering number of overdose deaths which have continued on an upward trend […]

Pathways of Recovery

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 22 million Americans live in recovery from substance use disorders. In our last blog, we explained how people recover from addiction, and this blog highlights the main pathways of recovery.   Pathways of Recovery According to the Recovery Research Institute, and a leading […]


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