Woman living with addiction and depression symptoms looking into the camera

Feeling Trapped by Addiction and Depression Symptoms

Depression and addiction often go hand-in-hand. A depressed person may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. Substance use may numb the pain for a while, but some will develop a substance use disorder. Both conditions play off of one another, making everything worse. Without help, a person can feel trapped in a painful cycle.…

A peer support group for addiction recovery walking in the park

The Importance of Peer Support Groups

Addiction can be an isolating condition. It harms a person’s emotional state and relationships. That’s why creating connections is so important in addiction recovery. Treatment programs encourage the fellowship you find in peer support groups during treatment and after it’s complete. We’ll review why peer support matters and how treatment makes it a priority.  …

People in outpatient drug treatment discussing Inpatient rehab vs outpatient rehab

What if You Don’t Need Inpatient Addiction Treatment?

When a person needs help with addiction, inpatient rehab isn’t always the first step. A person may need to work around other obligations. Or their addiction may not be critical enough to require inpatient treatment. It may be more intensive, but that doesn’t make it better than outpatient rehab.    We’ll take a look at…

Woman having a breakthrough with her group in outpatient therapy for drug addiction

Does Outpatient Therapy for Drug Addiction Really Work?

If you or a loved one need help with drug addiction, you have decisions to make about treatment. But do you know all your options?    Many people think of inpatient rehab when they think of addiction treatment. But if you aren’t aware of the outpatient treatments in your community, you’re missing part of the…