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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.

Recognizing the Signs of a High Functioning Alcoholic

Not everyone with a substance use problem will exhibit the typical signs that many might expect with alcoholism. They might appear perfectly healthy from the outside. They might keep up with their personal and professional responsibilities, pay their bills on time, and appear on top of their life but still have a problem. Even if […]

College Drinking: How to Stop Binge Drinking

College can be a time for people to have new experiences, get out comfort zones, and broaden horizons. However, it can also be a time when students increase alcohol consumption. What is binge drinking, and how can someone stop binge drinking once it has become a problem? Binge Drinking Defined The National Institute on Alcohol […]

The Dangers of Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

Cocaine and alcohol have a long-established association of dual misuse. Between 50-90% of people dependent on cocaine also receive a diagnosis of alcohol dependence. It’s a common sentiment among people who use both substances that the depressive effects of alcohol can help to mitigate the harsher “ups” of cocaine; however, the interaction between the two […]

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NADFW) is a collaborative effort hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to raise awareness about drug and alcohol use among teens. 2021 marks the 11th annual event, to be held March 22 to 28. It is […]

Sober Mocktail Ideas

Holiday season can be socially awkward for people in recovery. Booze is flowing at parties and that can serve as a stark reminder of your sobriety. However, it doesn’t mean that you are destined for a life of soda water and explaining to friends and family why you don’t drink. Quite the contrary! We’ve put […]

Top Ten Addiction Recovery Books

In our latest blog for National Recovery Month we’ve selected our top ten recovery-related books that can help you, or your loved one, on their recovery journey. Why read a recovery-related book? Books are a powerful resource for people in recovery. Not just memoirs of people getting sober — although these can be great! — […]

Key Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

What is alcohol poisoning Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person has consumed a large amount of alcohol over a short period of time. The effects overwhelm the body, leading to a number of serious symptoms that can be fatal or cause serious brain damage. If you suspect that you, or a loved one, is experiencing […]

Risks of Home Detox

Detoxing from addictive substances can create a number of health risks, especially if you suddenly stop using certain substances, like alcohol or benzodiazepines. You may experience a number of unpleasant and potentially serious withdrawal symptoms and may need medical support. Home detox also carries the risk of relapse and potential overdose, which could be fatal. […]

Tapering Off Alcohol

You have decided to make a change in your alcohol use. Congratulations! It is possible that you may have heard the term “tapering off” associated with other substances, but you would like to know if tapering off alcohol is possible? If so, how is it done? Why Should You Taper? Although it is possible for […]

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