young man focused on five rules of recovery

The Five Rules of Recovery: How to Stay Focused on What Is Important During Recovery

According to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), five specific rules can help those suffering from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) to focus on their recovery. Understanding that recovery is a lifelong process and following these simple rules can help protect against relapse. Cravings for the substance, whether it be…

despairing man sits on stone steps after a relapse

What Should You Do After a Relapse?

Relapse is common in addiction recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people relapse within a year of treatment. [https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery] The nature of addiction makes relapse common. It combines deeply ingrained habits, physical dependence, and neurological changes that all tend to keep you trapped in addictive behavior.…

smiling woman is finding freedom through sobriety

Finding Freedom through Sobriety

Addiction is complicated and affects all aspects of a person’s life. The journey to sobriety is unique for everyone. We are all made up of our own personalities, families, relationships, painful experiences, emotions, physical and mental health conditions and more. These elements that make up who we are will influence the way we perceive ourselves…