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New Moms and Opioid Misuse: What You Should Know

Friday, January 10, 2020

A recent study by the University of Michigan unveiled some alarming statistics concerning the role prescription opioid painkillers play in many new mothers’ post-pregnancy experience. Within the last decade, nearly half of new moms received a doctor’s prescription for opioids before or shortly after giving birth. Among the women...


Understanding the Unique Needs of Women in Recovery

Friday, January 3, 2020

While addiction affects people from all backgrounds and of all gender identities, we now understand the disease impacts women differently, and that effective treatment takes women’s needs into account. Understanding what the research tells us about women and addiction recovery can help you make better choices as you weigh the benefits of various...


Ideas for a Fun and Sober New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 27, 2019

The cultural association between drinking and New Year’s Eve is hard to break. After all, when most people picture ringing in a new year, they envision themselves at a party, toasting other revelers with a glass of champagne. If you are in recovery, you will need to relearn how to handle this holiday...


Choosing the Best Treatment Option for You

Friday, December 20, 2019

If your drug or alcohol use is spiraling out of control, you might no longer recognize the person you’ve become. You know you can’t go it alone, and you have to get help before you lose it all to substance abuse. Without a doubt, your choice of treatment center is the most critical factor...


How to Start Healthy New Traditions

Friday, December 13, 2019

The holidays are all about traditions – whether it’s putting up the same decorations you’ve had since childhood, family recipes passed down through the generations or favorite movies that help you get in the spirit. When you were actively drinking and using drugs, you may have had many traditions that revolved around substance...


Meditation Tips for Beginners

Friday, December 6, 2019

You already know how beneficial it can be to develop a meditation practice, but if you’re new to it, you may have found it more challenging than you expected to get into a daily routine of being still and quieting your mind. Sitting calmly and seemingly doing nothing is...


How to Navigate Your First Sober Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The holidays are the most self-indulgent time of year. Many people use this season as an excuse to go overboard, eating rich food and drinking excessively. Even at a more reserved gathering, you may still have to deal with stressful situations such as meeting new people or dealing with triggering family members. Many...


Top Tips for Hosting a Sober Friendsgiving

Friday, November 22, 2019

When you are working on your sobriety, you will need to put your needs first and learn how to set boundaries in your relationships with others. Because the holidays can be such a challenging time for people in recovery, one way to stay substance-free this Thanksgiving is to host the festivities yourself. Doing...


Why Trauma-Informed Care Matters

Friday, November 15, 2019

One apt way to describe the phenomenon of trauma is a normal reaction to an abnormal amount of stress. However, everyone experiences trauma differently. For example, an event you view as deeply traumatic, such as coming home to find thieves have broken into your house, may not be troubling for your spouse. Similarly,...


How to Observe “No”vember This Year

Friday, November 8, 2019

Despite all the work you do in rehab, the journey to wellness will begin in earnest once you’re managing your sobriety outside the structured environment of your recovery program. The routine available in treatment helps remove temptations and triggers such as familiar people, places and things, making it easier to focus on your goals. However,...