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Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, 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, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

ETOH Abuse and Meaning

Ethanol alcohol, or ETOH, is a chemical that is added to various beverages to enhance their alcohol concentration. Ethanol alcohol, also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, or just alcohol, is a member of a class of different organic compounds under the name alcohol. Ethanol is used as a solvent in producing other chemicals or as […]

What Financial Support Is Available So I Can Seek Treatment?

When an individual decides to receive treatment for a substance use disorder, there will likely be some cost involved. However, the amount will vary depending upon a variety of factors. These include whether or not the individual will have to take time away from work to go through treatment and what level of care the […]

What Can I Expect From An AA Online Meeting?

Once an individual has gone through detox and treatment for an alcohol use disorder, it is a good idea to seek continued guidance to help maintain their sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is a great way to connect with individuals that are on their own recovery journey and can relate to the challenges along the […]

Setting Boundaries In Relationships During Recovery 

After an individual has gone through the detox process and has started their recovery journey, they will need to make important changes in their lives to avoid any chance of relapse. For example, they might need to pick different hobbies or choose different places to hang out in their spare time. Similarly, they need to […]

Continue Growing Professionally After Treatment For Substance Use

When an individual has taken the first step and received treatment for substance use, they are now beginning their recovery journey. During this time, they may lack confidence and independence, or they may be struggling financially. One of the best ways to regain self-esteem and to maintain sobriety is to get a job and keep […]

Repairing Relationships That Were Strained Due to My Substance Use

One of the most painful results of substance use disorders is strained relationships with family members and friends. This may be due to broken trust, failure to keep up with day-to-day responsibilities, issues with the law, or even simply lack of understanding regarding what a substance use disorder is. Even after an individual seeks treatment […]

Your Guide to Relapse Prevention Plans

Once individuals have sought treatment for a substance use disorder and gone through the detox process, they are well on their path to recovery. However, this doesn’t mean that they still won’t experience triggers from time to time or risk possible relapse. For this reason, it is vital to take specific steps to prevent relapse […]

Picking a Good AA Sponsor

After going through detox for a substance use disorder, it is prudent to seek continued treatment to ensure that every step is taken to avoid relapse. For many people, this involves going to support group meetings alongside other people who have been in their shoes before and are continuing to fight to maintain their recovery. […]

What Are The Stages of Addiction?

Addiction can sneak up on people because it often occurs gradually, and they might not even be aware of it happening. There are five main stages of addiction: when an individual begins trying a substance for the first time, begins to use it regularly, begins to use it in a dangerous or risky way, becomes […]

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