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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.

Common Drug Street Names: Stay in the Know

A street name is a slang term for an illicit substance. People use street names to ensure privacy when they are talking about substances and substance use to avoid being overheard by a police officer, parent, or someone else in authority while communicating either verbally or through writing. The names can have to do with the way […]

Holiday Traditions in Recovery

The holidays can be a difficult time for people who are in recovery for several reasons. There’s often an increase in substance use at social gatherings, which can cause a person to experience urges to use. The holidays can also often bring back old memories, some of which may be triggering. There is also a lot […]

What Types of Addiction Are There? 

There are some types of addiction that are well known, such as those related to illicit drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol. However, there are also addictions that might not be related to substance use at all.  An addiction is when someone has a compulsive physiological need to continue to partake in a certain act. For […]

Healthy Daily Habits That Can Aid in Recovery

Adding just two to three healthy daily habits to your everyday routine can drastically improve your life. Simple things, such as making the bed and brushing your teeth before bed, take seconds but can make a world of difference. Setting reasonable boundaries and scheduling healthy routines to help curb anxiety and stress. According to the […]

What Are Liberty Caps?

Liberty cap mushrooms sometimes referred to as liberty caps or magic mushrooms, is another name for a mushroom named Psilocybe semilanceata. It is a hallucinogenic mushroom found in grasslands and pastures across North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that they are commonly distributed within North America, this type of mushroom consumption […]

What Financial Support Is Available So I Can Seek Treatment?

When an individual decides to receive treatment for a substance use disorder, there will likely be some cost involved. However, the amount will vary depending upon a variety of factors. These include whether or not the individual will have to take time away from work to go through treatment and what level of care the […]

What Can I Expect From An AA Online Meeting?

Once an individual has gone through detox and treatment for an alcohol use disorder, it is a good idea to seek continued guidance to help maintain their sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is a great way to connect with individuals that are on their own recovery journey and can relate to the challenges along the […]

Setting Boundaries In Relationships During Recovery 

After an individual has gone through the detox process and has started their recovery journey, they will need to make important changes in their lives to avoid any chance of relapse. For example, they might need to pick different hobbies or choose different places to hang out in their spare time. Similarly, they need to […]

How Can Health Related Fitness Help Me Maintain Sobriety?

Once an individual has gone through detox for a substance use disorder, they may be looking for continued treatment methods. Continuing treatment will likely include a rehabilitation program, a support group, or therapy. Besides these critical steps, there are also additional practices that they can work into their day-to-day life to help maintain their sobriety. […]

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