The journey through recovery from addiction is different for everyone. Each person’s experience with addiction is riddled with its own set of challenges and obstacles to overcome. Just as each person’s experience with addiction is unique, their journey in recovery is highly individualized. Everyone that has overcome addiction has particular needs in life after that require specialized care in order to ensure treatment is most effective. …Read More The stories listed here describe the paths of people who have overcome addiction. Told from each author’s unique perspective, the benefits of individualized treatment and traditional therapeutic approaches are outlined along with new ways of staying clean. In recovery, it is important to develop healthy relationships with others in treatment. The history, experiences, and approaches of those who have succeeded and stayed sober can be extremely beneficial, helping others learn new ways to overcome similar challenges. Together, the sober community supports and enables success through the development of healthy relationships and the sharing of personal experiences. Recovery is an ongoing process that requires dedication in order to maintain long-term sobriety. Engaging with the sober community and assisting others in their own journey provides those who have achieved sobriety the unique opportunity to reflect on their own journeys and use their experiences to help others. Sharing recovery stories can provide a space to be introspective and consider the factors and influences that enabled success. The unique perspectives these stories contain provide an extra layer of therapeutic benefit to those who have shared in a common problem and solution. Although recovery is filled with ups and downs, the achievements it offers are tremendous. These posts provide a unique look into the experiences of those who have battled addiction and come out victorious. Their stories serve as an example, a guide, and a beacon of hope for those following in their footsteps. Here you will find stories about people who have recovered, information about different treatment programs, and an inside look at a life in recovery from addiction. Show Less.
April 9, 2017
4 Ways to Cope with Anger in Addiction Recovery
Many people in addition treatment struggle with co-occurring mental health disorders. Some may develop an addiction after self-medicating their symptoms, while others may develop these…Continue Reading
April 3, 2017
The Impact of Advertising on Addiction
It is nearly impossible to go a day without seeing a single advertisement. Advertisements are so ingrained in our lives that we constantly consume them…Continue Reading
March 9, 2017
What is SMART Recovery?
As the approaches to addiction treatment evolve, new methods of connecting with those struggling with addiction have begun to surface. There are numerous forms of…Continue Reading
February 28, 2017
How Music Can Help in the Recovery Process
Music is a universal form of expression that has profound impact on people regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, or language. It has the ability…Continue Reading
February 21, 2017
Learn How to Stay Sober
Substance abuse relapse rates hover between 40–60%, which is comparable to other, less frowned-upon chronic illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension. If you or someone…Continue Reading
February 13, 2017
How to Get Sober: The First Step
Learning how to get sober takes support, encouragement and, most of all, a determination to succeed. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to…Continue Reading
Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
January 23, 2017
Why a Detox Program for Students Works
Trying to overcome an alcohol or drug addiction at any age is difficult. Young people looking for help can benefit from attending a detox program…Continue Reading
December 27, 2016
A Second Chance: Can You Get Financial Aid with a Felony?
If you have a felony on your record along with an addiction, you have a right to be concerned about your future. However, that doesn’t…Continue Reading
December 8, 2016
Which Drug Detox is Right for Me?
Detox, like addiction treatment, can vary greatly. In most cases, detox is the first step in addiction recovery, and provides many with a strong foundation…Continue Reading