Addiction Recovery Tag

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial for Addiction Recovery

There’s a lot more to addiction recovery than just abstinence. In fact, people who try to stop using drugs and alcohol through sheer willpower are often miserable and don’t stay sober for very long. A really solid recovery is based on changing the way you...

Why Self-care Matters in Addiction Recovery

When you’re struggling with a substance use disorder, self-care is usually the last thing on your mind. Drugs and alcohol are all you really care about. Everything else--health, relationships, career, money--is sacrificed for substance use. In recovery, there is a lot to fix and you...

How to Repair Relationships After Addiction

  Having strong relationships and a sense of connection are among the most important aspects of a successful recovery. Much of this connection will come from a sober network comprising people you meet in treatment, 12-step meetings, and participation in new activities. However, it’s also good...

9 Things to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Program

Choosing an addiction treatment program is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Entering treatment for addiction is a major investment in time and money and the outcome will affect your life and your family’s life for years to come. Clearly, it’s...

5 Reasons Journaling is Great for Addiction Recovery

Journaling is often used in treatment and many people adopt it as a regular part of their recovery plans. There’s good reason for this. Even just writing a few sentences every evening can have many benefits for mental health and wellbeing and even physical health....

How to Spot a Relapse Before it Happens

Relapse is common in addiction recovery. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, between 40 and 60 percent of people who are treated for addiction will relapse within a year. A relapse has serious consequences. Most overdoses happen after a period of sobriety...

Why Family Involvement Matters in Recovery

It’s often said that addiction is a family disease. This can be taken in several ways. One is that addiction typically doesn’t come out of nowhere. There may be dysfunctional family dynamics leading to addiction or mental illness or parents may have their own issues...

Why is Treatment Management Important?

When most people think of treating addiction, mental illness, or eating disorders, they primarily think of the therapeutic elements. These might include inpatient treatment, individual and group therapy, family counseling, lifestyle improvement, and so on. These are the meat-and-potatoes elements of treatment but successful recovery...

Life Skills for Addiction Recovery You Can Gain With Help

Learning life skills is an important part of addiction recovery, especially for young adults. Addiction is disruptive and many people spend their early adult years fixated on drugs and alcohol when they would normally be figuring out how to do basic things like find a...