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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.

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 […]

10 Tips to Cope with Relapse During the Holidays

The holidays are an especially stressful time of year: lots of gatherings with an abundance of alcohol, social anxiety, and the pressure of putting up with family expectations. It may even be your first sober Christmas and a daunting prospect telling your family you no longer drink. The greatest fear many people in recovery have […]

Relapse: Signs to Watch Out For

Relapse can be a feature of recovery, especially during stressful times like the holidays. While the goal of most people’s recovery is relapse prevention, sometimes relapse happens. What’s important is how we support loved ones with relapse and help them back to get back on the road to recovery. What is a relapse? Relapse simply […]

What We Can Learn From Dax Shepard’s Relapse

In an episode of the Armchair Expert Dax Shepard revealed his relapse after 16 years of sobriety. Standing by her husband, Kristen Bell, shared on the Ellen Show that her husband is moving forward and doing really great. “He is actually doing really great. … Everybody is up against their own demons,” Bell tells DeGeneres.  […]

Celebrities Share Lessons Learned From Relapse

Relapsing is not uncommon, with as many as 60 percent of all people with substance use disorder experiencing a return to use. There is no shame in relapse, but it is important to develop strategies for relapse prevention, manage triggers, and take the opportunity to learn key lessons from the experience. How common is relapse? […]

Key Strategies for Relapse Prevention

Substance use disorder treatment is intended to promote long-term recovery and prevent returning to use (relapse). However, that isn’t always the case. In this blog we outline the key strategies to help people maintain recovery and prevent relapse. What is Relapse Prevention? While all treatments for addiction are intended to prevent returning to use, there […]

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