How Addiction Impacts the Family

When it comes to addiction, we often think most about the addict. He is struggling with a chronic illness that is incredibly difficult to treat. He has likely suffered in many ways, including health consequences, financial problems, job loss and/or other impacts on his life. But what about his family? How does addiction impact parents,…

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…