Recovery Starts with a Plan

Substance abuse treatment centers offer resources for those wanting to overcome an addiction. When helping a loved one make plans to receive treatment, or seeking it out for oneself, it is important to understand what successful recovery looks like. To ensure a healthy, balanced recovery, there are several important components that should be in place.…

7 Tips for Staying Positive in Recovery

Getting clean and sober is a tremendous accomplishment. It takes time and effort, and sometimes a fair amount of pain and struggle. But over time, the struggle fades and the day-to-day living becomes routine once again—you regain enough trust from your family to go back to functioning in the new normal way. You get your…

Which Came First, Drinking or Depression?

Some people choose to drink in order to feel brighter and less inhibited in social settings. But perhaps a greater number choose to drink in order to dull the pain of life’s difficulties. Sometimes this decision to drown sorrows and stress in alcohol becomes a regular way of coping with any frustration or disappointment. That’s…