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Supporting Substance Use Recovery and National Family Caregiver Month

Awareness days, weeks, and months are beneficial to our society. They provide an opportunity to share information, show support, and express appreciation. Awareness campaigns help start valuable conversations while reminding people they are not alone. President Bill Clinton was the first commander in chief to proclaim November as National Family Caregivers Month. American Presidents since […]

Talking to Friends After Treatment

Talking to Friends After Treatment When an individual goes to treatment for addiction, many things will change once they come home. Almost every aspect of life changes, including friendships. One of the hallmarks of addiction is that an individual’s social life changes as they isolate themselves from friends and family in favor of people who […]

Beginning Treatment During the Holiday Season

Whether at the strong urging of your loved ones or by your own behest, you’ve decided to finally get treatment for your addiction. Since it is November, you might be realizing that you would be beginning treatment during the holiday season. Not spending the holidays at home can make people scoff and want to put […]

How to Ask Family for Support During the Holidays

How to Ask Family for Support During the Holidays Holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, however, they can be just as stressful. Between spending money on presents, food, decor, and travel as well as getting together with family or friends you don’t see often, the holidays throw people off their regular routine […]

When to Seek Help for Your Alcohol Abuse Disorder

Alcohol abuse disorder, commonly referred to as alcoholism, cannot only cause a lot of harm to your body and lifestyle but can also negatively affect individuals around you. If alcohol is the center of your life to the extent that you are struggling with work, personal relationships, finances, and other aspects of your life; then […]