The 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery

You may have wondered what does the word recovery really mean.  The definition of recovery, found in the Oxford English Dictionary, is “a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength,” or “the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.”  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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Supporting a Loved One with Addiction: The Do’s and Don’ts

Supporting someone living with an addiction can be challenging.  While it is not always easy to help the individual struggling with drug or alcohol use, studies have shown that your support will increase their chances at having success in treatment and recovery1.   If you’re worried that your loved one has developed a problem, there are…

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5 Common Myths about Addiction

In 2019, 20.4 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder, but only 1.5% of them received any type of treatment1.  Despite the public focus on the opioid epidemic and addiction recovery in recent years, many people are still not accessing life-saving treatment.  Which leaves us with the question: why? There are still many misconceptions…

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