How Do People Recover from Addiction?
While some might associate recovery with rehab (addiction treatment) or AA meetings, the reality is that people recover in a range of ways. Researchers measure both rates of addiction and recovery. How is Substance Use Disorder Measured? Since 1971, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) carries out a National Survey in Drug […]
Common Triggers of Relapse
Relapse — or returning to use — is a common hurdle in the road to long-term recovery, which is why we’re spending July focusing on this specific subject. This week we interviewed clinical director, Steve Carleton, LCSW, to find out why relapse happens, what the common triggers are, and possible solutions. What are the main […]
For Family and Friends
Substance use disorder impacts approximately 45 million families. Addiction is often referred to as a family disease because it affects the whole family in many ways. The sanctity of the home environment is violated — what should be calm and nurturing becomes volatile and unsafe. Familial and romantic relationships are fractured. Strong family values are […]