family sitting down having a sober thanksgiving

Sober Thanksgiving

For someone struggling with addiction, holidays like Thanksgiving can be challenging and even depressing. Celebrations often include alcohol – and it seems to be everywhere. Even if alcohol isn’t present, the struggle of a sober Thanksgiving can produce anxiety or stress. You may have unrealistic expectations about the holiday. Furthermore, all that eating time on…

a doctor explaining to the patient how choice theory can aid addiction recovery

How Choice Theory Can Aid Addiction Recovery

During substance abuse treatment, programs like individual counseling and choice theory can help you learn how to manage triggers and cravings. How does choice theory aid addiction recovery? By improving your decision-making process and helping you learn how to cope with triggers.  More than 24 million Americans used illicit drugs in the past month, while…