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What Happens After Residential Rehabilitation?

What Happens After Residential Rehab?

Completing a residential rehabilitation program is an achievement worth celebrating. You decided to make a change within your life and are one step closer to lasting change. Taking a moment to recognize that following through is a great accomplishment. Unfortunately, assuming that residential treatment fixed all your problems just doesn’t work. It is important to … Read more

How a Quality Detox Process Mitigates Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

How a Quality Detox Process Mitigates Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

People worldwide in every country and culture are struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs). There is an endless list of reasons for people to develop SUD, including biology, environment, and exposure. However, regardless of why a person develops SUD, at some point, each person must decide for their health and outlook on life that they … Read more

The Importance of Honesty and Transparency During Recovery

The Importance of Honesty and Transparency During Recovery

A sober and balanced lifestyle has a continuous and rewarding effect on everything else in your life. So how do recovering individuals get to this destination? Two key principles that define this transition from addiction to recovery are honesty and transparency. If you learn and abide by these rules, you will see improvements not just … Read more

What to Look For in an Alumni Program

What to Look For in an Alumni Program

Whether you’re considering beginning residential treatment or have just completed treatment and are looking for the next steps, a facility with a quality alumni program can be incredibly beneficial. Active participation in a good alumni program provides a higher chance of long-term recovery. Let’s take a closer look at alumni programs and what makes one … Read more

What Is Positive Peer Pressure?

What Is Positive Peer Pressure?

We all know that substance use may be reinforced by peer pressure. For example, when people hang out with friends who use drugs and alcohol or place themselves in situations where they have access to substances, they become more likely to engage in continued use. However, can peer pressure work the other way? If so, … Read more

Medication Management: How to Reduce Cravings Associated With Drugs and Alcohol

Medication Management: How to Reduce Cravings Associated With Drugs and Alcohol

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is necessary in most cases of substance addiction. MAT combines FDA-approved medications to help with detox with various behavioral therapies to achieve sobriety. The pharmacological approach has been shown to effectively increase survival rates, rehab retention rates, and individuals’ ability to maintain a good quality of life. Detoxification is perhaps the most … Read more