woman smiling as she celebrates national recovery month

Celebrating National Recovery Month

For over 30 years, National Recovery Month has celebrated the gains made by individuals as they heal from substance use disorder and addiction. Every September, Recovery Month educates millions of Americans about the benefits of finding treatment. The core message is threefold–prevention works, treatment is the most effective way to heal, and recovery is not…

Pet Therapy During Recovery

Now more than ever, pets are becoming a valuable part of our families. Scientific research has shown that human-animal interaction and companionship provide several benefits to individuals who are in addiction recovery. Pet therapy is becoming more and more common through all stages of recovery because they provide unique benefits to humans and can increase…

therapist comforting patient about chemical dependency treatments

Chemical Dependency Treatments

Chemical dependency is defined as “the body’s physical and/or psychological addiction to a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance, such as narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine.” People become physically dependent because they give their body the substance repeatedly, and over time, they become tolerant of it. Therefore, they need to increase their dose to get the same effects from…