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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

The Importance of Sober Socialization During Recovery

The Importance of Sober Socialization During Recovery

Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, socialization is essential for your well-being. Unfortunately, most of their social interactions may have centered around substance use for many people struggling with substance addiction. When you are used to hanging out with friends who use drugs or alcohol, sober socialization may be challenging. However, sober … Read more

Can Adopting a Pet Help You Stay Sober?

Can Adopting a Pet Help You Stay Sober?

Many people may not know that caring for pets can present many benefits for recovering individuals. This is especially true when people are transitioning from a treatment center to their home environment. While family and friends should make up the core group of social support for people in recovery, having a pet is another way … Read more