Will Life Be Perfect After Treatment?

Will Life Be Perfect After Treatment?

  For many addicts the thought of a life apart from their addiction seems drab and boring.  Not many who are addicted to a substance continue to use it because it gives them bad experiences; at least in the beginning.  So what’s the incentive to getting treatment?  Why is life better in recovery?   What has happened for many addicts …Read More

Going Back To School After Treatment

Going Back To School After Treatment

    If you don’t have your own therapist locally, make use of your school counseling center: Most campuses offer a counseling center where there are counselors and therapists to support the mental health of students You can form a relationship with a counselor who you can see regularly throughout the academic school year. Having someone on campus who is …Read More

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Do I Have To Hit Bottom Before I Go To Treatment?

J.K. Rowling, the famous author and creator of the Harry Potter series once said that rock bottom became the foundation upon which she built her life. Rock bottom is a term that is heard often in discussions about addiction and seeking treatment. In the past, it was believed that someone seeking recovery had to “hit rock bottom” before they would …Read More

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Is It Necessary To Drug Test So Often In Addiction Treatment?

Addiction is a sneaky, sneaky thing. The mind of an addict is full of complexities- obsessive thoughts which are unrelenting in the pressure to drink or use, compulsive urges which take over the physical body until it hurts to go another minute without drugs and alcohol. Despite experience after experience with relapse and falling into the same trap of detox, …Read More