man learns about the advantages of a PHP

4 Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program

A partial hospitalization program is a type of mental health and addiction treatment program. It is a structured program in which therapy is obtained several hours each day and often for three to five days each week. This type of intensive treatment plan is designed to help people get the care they need from therapy…

Woman Deciding To Attend Addiction Treatment After Relapse

How to Begin Addiction Treatment After Relapse

Every individual goes on a unique journey during their addiction treatment. Some individuals can achieve sobriety in a short time frame, while it takes others years and several treatments to finally reach sobriety. If you have engaged in addiction treatment in the past and recently experienced a relapse, you are not alone. It’s important to…

Sister Supporting Family Member In Addiction Treatment

How Your Family Can Impact Your Addiction

If you are trying to recover from a substance abuse disorder, one of the most important parts of your recovery process will be your family. Addiction is a serious issue. Its impact does not stop at the individual patient. It extends out to family members, friends, and other loved ones. Therefore, it is important to…

Woman Experiencing Alcohol Dependence

4 Ways to Identify Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol dependence is not always easy to spot. Since light to moderate drinking is socially acceptable, people can overlook or dismiss warning signs. Recognizing the symptoms of alcohol addiction in one’s self can be even more challenging. This is especially the case if someone is using alcohol to cope with trauma or stress. While sometimes…

Man Contemplating Starting Rehab Program

3 Reasons To Go To Drug Rehab

Drug and alcohol dependence can dramatically alter your life in a profoundly negative way. One of the worst parts of dependence is that it ensures that you will have a significantly more difficult time stopping substance abuse alone than if you had help; we cannot simply will ourselves out of an addiction. While we can…

Man Learning How To Fight the Stigma of Addiction

3 Ways to Break the Stigma of Addiction

Stigma occurs when someone has a negative, discriminatory view of someone because of something outside of their control, such as the disease of addiction. Because of the negative effects of addiction, the disease comes with a lot of stigmas. Sadly, many people treat those struggling with the disease negatively simply because they are battling the…

Young Adults In Recovery Establishing Boundaries

How To Set Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

Boundaries help you know where you start and another person ends. You are responsible for yourself. They are responsible for them. It sounds simple. But when you’re suffering from addiction, it can become difficult to identify the boundary lines. You may feel responsible for someone else’s happiness or be unable to say, “no.” Then you feel resentment.…

Individuals With Addiction Dispelling Myths

4 Myths About Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse is common in the United States, and many people fail to receive the treatment they need for recovery. In fact, millions of people typically need treatment each year. However, only a small percentage typically receive the care they need to heal. Often, people hesitate to undertake treatment because they’ve heard something from a…

Grandmother Supporting Granddaughter Through Stages of Addiction Recovery

The Stages of Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a long process. It begins when something motivates the addict to change and ends when the individual has regained their financial, physical, emotional, and relationship health and positively changed their behavior. Two University of Rhode Island psychologists, James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente, broke the process into five stages. Those stages of recovery…

Family Members Frustrated By Enabling Behavior

5 Ways You’re Enabling Your Loved One

If you’re in a relationship with someone who has an addiction, you have a higher chance of developing codependent behaviors. Part of a codependent relationship can include enabling the other person’s addiction or harmful behaviors. Enabling is not something that a person does with ill intent or intent at all. Rather, enabling is something someone…