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Mental health

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.

Lessons About Trauma from the Lincoln Lawyer

In the new Netflix series, Lincoln Lawyer, we meet defense attorney, Mickey Haller. The season begins and ends with him alone on a beach, the apparent site of a traumatic event he experienced. The audience learns that he became addicted to painkillers as a result. He’s seen contemplating venturing back out into the ocean to […]

National Nutrition Month

National Nutritional Month is an annual event that aims to inform people about making healthier choices for their overall wellness. You might wonder what National Nutrition Month has to do with addiction. Addiction, together with a lack of nutrients, can have a significant impact on the body causing a whole host of negative effects, including: […]

January is National Mental Wellness Month

With 2020 now in our collective rear-view mirror, it’s fitting that January is also National Mental Wellness Month. Originally founded by the International Association of Insurance Professionals (an educational resource for insurance professionals), National Mental Wellness Month is dedicated to promoting the importance of one’s mental health. This is especially important for people in or […]

What We Can Learn From John Mulaney

You may have recently heard that comedian John Mulaney checked into treatment for cocaine and alcohol addiction. While there is no shame in seeking treatment for those struggling with addiction, John’s story is common for individuals with substance use disorder during the pandemic. Surveys reveal that more people are using alcohol to cope in 2020 […]

Addiction is a Disease

Many people believe addiction is not a disease. In the 1930s, scientists began to study addictive behavior and believed addiction was a cause of flawed morals and a lack of willpower. In response, society began to treat addiction as a moral failing, which led to punishment rather than treatment. Addiction was officially termed a disease […]

Interview with Eric Dorsa

As part of our Pride feature in June, we interviewed the incredible Eric Dorsa: a non-binary actor, comedian, drag queen, and recovery advocate. Interview with Eric Dorsa Gallus: How do you identify? Eric: My name is Eric Dorsa I am non-binary and I am an actor, comedian, drag queen, and recovery advocate currently living in […]

How To Stay Sober in Times of Turmoil

Many people in recovery are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and frightened by the global situation right now, in the midst of a pandemic and social justice movement. Like any other difficult situation, feeling intense emotions can make recovery — and more importantly staying sober — more challenging. Recovery is a process of rewiring the brain to […]

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