Everything You Need to Know About Alcoholics Anonymous

Addiction is a difficult disease to overcome. It is a physical, spiritual, and emotional disease that convinces a person that they are not addicted. Once a person has successfully detoxed from alcohol, the hard work starts then. Staying abstinent from alcohol is difficult for people struggling with an alcohol use disorder due to environmental triggers.…

Benzodiazepines and the Best Recovery Options

In 1996, 8.1 million adult Americans filled a prescription for benzodiazepines. By 2013, this number had increased by 67% with 13.5 million Americans using benzodiazepines. At the same time, the number of these pills being used also tripled.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were almost 9000 deaths from benzo overdose…

symptoms of alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol addiction is potentially devastating, but so many people continue with problematic drinking simply because they’re scared at the thought of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms they can face. Is this a justifiable fear, though, and can alcohol withdrawal really be dangerous? We’ll be diving deep into this knotty issue today, and it’s essential to do…

an image of a person in front of the beach after learning about the importance of self-esteem during recovery

Self-Esteem During Recovery

Understanding the link between self-esteem and addiction recovery is a vital component of becoming free of substances. A great deal of research by psychologists has repeatedly found a high correlation between drug abuse and low self-esteem. Addiction is rooted in mental health disorders, and self-esteem is intrinsically linked to mental health. To achieve long-term sobriety…

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3 Ways to Stay Sober For Thanksgiving

Like many holidays, Thanksgiving can be a source of great meaning and happiness. For this reason, people often find it as a reason to celebrate with friends and family, indulging in food and drinks. But for you, drinking alcohol during this delicate point of your life can be very detrimental to your recovery. Given that…

Group talks about their need for an IOP

What Can You Expect From an IOP?

If you are suffering from addiction but do not require round the clock medical attention, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) may be the right option for you. An IOP is a substance abuse rehab in which you receive comprehensive addiction treatment in CA without staying in the facility overnight. While a residential treatment program requires…