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Understanding What Recovery Means

There are many types of recovery but the overarching textbook definition is: restoration to a better, former, or healthier state from sickness. Even though there’s a lot of overlap between different recovery programs, we will focus on what recovery means for someone battling substance addiction here. According to the National Survey on Drug Use andRead More

What it Means to Peel Back the Layers

Congratulations! You are newly sober and now ready to take the next step in your recovery. Addiction recovery is a complex and multi-layered process that may take years to fully understand. As you plan for long-term sobriety, it’s important to educate yourself on the moving parts of recovery and how to maneuver through them. YouRead More

Emotions and Early Recovery

Congratulations on making your first step in recovery and deciding to get help! For some people, early recovery is a difficult and confusing time with extreme highs and lows. While it may seem impossible to handle at first, know that the emotional roller coaster will eventually stop and stabilize. We understand this part of theRead More

Fear and Addiction Tie Together

Fear is a common emotion and has a useful purpose of helping us respond to potentially dangerous situations. Too much or too little fear may have serious consequences on either side of the spectrum. Did you know that fear is a factor in addiction? That may or may not surprise you. We have found thatRead More

Remember Just for Today

At the beginning of almost every recovery story lies the fear of never using again. Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process taken step-by-step, or as they say in Alcoholics Anonymous, one day at at time. While it may feel impossible to achieve and maintain sobriety, remember that any big goal is accomplished in small,Read More

Alternatives to a 12-Step Recovery

While most recovery programs use the 12-steps emphatically as part of a treatment plan, there are several alternatives to this traditional approach. A recovery program is essential to your success in sobriety. Choosing the right one for you is critical and we are here to help you.   You may be asking why do mostRead More

The Connection Between Legal Problems and Recovery

People dealing with addiction often have some things in common with one another. Whether it be the trauma in your past, the depression you endure, or the negative influences in your childhood, those of us that have struggled with drugs or alcohol often have similarities in how they ended up depending on these substances. ThatRead More

The Deadliest Time for Mothers

There is one time in a woman’s life that is without a doubt potentially the deadliest time of their life. For those of us that opt to take the enormous leap of faith into motherhood, that tremulous time is the first year after giving birth to a child. While this is also an incredibly joyousRead More

Women and Ongoing Recovery Issues

Recovery is not a box we can check once it is completed. It is an ongoing journey, a healing process, and a period of growth within a person. As we move through our recovery journey, we will find we are most often not without our share of issues. This is not unusual! Don’t worry; you’reRead More

Dealing with Addiction as a Young Woman

Addiction effects women of all ages. There is no point at which women “grow out of” their addictions when they reach a certain age. There is no minimum age for addiction, either. Unfortunately, addiction can become a reality for women of all ages. Each age group deals with addiction differently and is affected by itRead More