Brigitte September 25, 2017 No Comments

How to Stage an Intervention for Addiction

Having a loved one suffering from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is one of the worst experiences you can go through. It is all consuming and brings around emotions like worry, fear, anger, confusion, and sadness. It can be especially frustrating when the addicted person refuses to acknowledge that they need help. Watching them go […]

Brigitte September 22, 2017 No Comments

Signs You Need Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

Treatment for alcohol addiction can be tricky. While alcohol is perfectly legal and accepted by society, it also causes a huge problem for many people. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, in the united states alone 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol abuse or are dependent on drinking. That is one […]

Brigitte September 20, 2017 No Comments

The Vulnerable Side of Women in Addiction

Women in addiction have a vulnerability that they do not share with men. For that reason, it is important that the unique needs of women are addressed when it comes to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Women-specific treatment allows women to completely open up in front of their peers and expose their vulnerability rather […]

Brigitte September 18, 2017 No Comments

Qualities of Sober Living Programs to Look For

It’s no secret that the benefits of sober living programs can greatly aid individuals transitioning from treatment back into daily life. But, it’s also no secret that the days of early recovery can be the most challenging. So, it’s important that the sober living programs selected possess qualities which can help to prevent relapse. Also, […]

Brigitte September 15, 2017 No Comments

What You Can Expect from Eating Disorder Programs

If you are preparing for a stay at an inpatient eating disorder treatment facility, you may be wondering what it is going to be like. Although you may be nervous for the change you are about to face, there really isn’t anything to be nervous about! Eating disorder programs are put in place to help […]

Brigitte September 13, 2017 No Comments

Building a Sober Lifestyle After Addiction

Recovery is a tedious process that takes time and commitment. Rebuilding your life and making the transition back into society after completing addiction treatment isn’t easy. In fact, you should probably expect to be overwhelmed at first. However, making a plan for your new sober lifestyle will make the transition much easier. Here are some important […]

Becki Meerbeek September 5, 2017 No Comments

Eating Disorder Support: What Families Can Do to Help

It can be challenging to face the fact that a loved one may be struggling with an eating disorder. And, it can be even more challenging to know what you should do about it. Fortunately, there is eating disorder support and resources for individuals and families who are affected by eating disorders. Know More to […]

Rachel August 28, 2017 No Comments

The Best Steps to Take for a Relapse Prevention Plan

Coming to terms with the reality of your addiction is not an easy feat in the recovery process. Neither is finding the courage to seek help. The entire process of recovery, from detox and rehabilitation to aftercare and discharge, is challenging. However, the hardest part is probably having a plan in place to prevent or […]

Rachel August 25, 2017 No Comments

How to Safely Lose Weight After Overcoming an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are slowly becoming one of the most prevalent health problems in the U.S. today. In fact, the National Eating Disorders Association estimated that roughly 20 million American women and 10 million American men suffer from an eating disorder. And many others are more than likely experiencing borderline-disorder eating patterns. We live in a […]

Rachel August 22, 2017 No Comments

Trauma Recovery and Herman’s Three Stages of Treatment

About Trauma Recovery Anyone who has experienced trauma or suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) wants to recover and move forward. So do their families, their friends, and their health care providers. However, despite what many might think, recovery won’t completely “free” people with trauma from all post-traumatic effects. Like with addiction, trauma recovery is […]