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Recovery resources

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.

The Importance of Family During Detox

When an individual reaches the point when they are ready to seek help for a substance use problem, they will likely be instructed by their physician to undergo a medical detox. During this process, the body will be cleansed of the substance the individual is dependent upon. Due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, detox is often […]

New Year Goals for People in Recovery

January promises a new year full of potential and opportunity. That’s probably why people set goals in the New Year. However, we’re not always the best at creating goals — sometimes they’re unrealistic or unachievable, they can be poorly defined, or just lack actionable steps.  As people in recovery setting new year goals, we also […]

Sober Gift Guide 2020

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for people in recovery: boozy parties, lots of social events, and stressful family dynamics. It may also be your first sober holiday and you don’t know how to navigate it, without relapse. Last, what do you get a loved one for Christmas if they’re sober? Fear […]

How to Tell Friends & Family You Don’t Drink

Recovery can be a challenging process to navigate through, especially in a society that drinks all the time. People drink to celebrate, commiserate, socialize, and recreate. One of the challenges of sobriety is how to tell friends and family that you no longer drink.  Many people in recovery often ask themselves what they should say, […]

8 Tips to Cope with Holiday Overwhelm

This time of year is often the time people celebrate the holidays, get together with loved ones, and look forward to getting dressed up. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time with many folks feeling overwhelmed, bloated, and suffering from decision fatigue. Add in the complication of the pandemic, social distancing measures, and […]

Why Have I Been Drinking More During COVID-19?

Alcohol misuse is a severe public health issue throughout the United States. The effects COVID-19 has had globally have only exacerbated alcohol use. As people are socially distanced and isolated, some have turned to alcohol or have started drinking more than before COVID-19. However, alcohol can further complicate COVID-19.  Despite rising stress and anxiety during […]

How to Cope with Election Anxiety

There is a heightened sense of anxiety in the US this week as we prepare for the results of the presidential election. People in recovery are especially vulnerable to additional stress and anxiety, as they can be factors leading to relapse. It is critical that those in recovery have a plan of action to support […]

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 it a […]

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