Father Enjoying Life In Sobriety

3 Ways to Support Early Sobriety

When a person is fresh out of recovery, their sobriety may not be guaranteed. While they may intend to stay sober, the reality is that the transition back into normal life is difficult and can be jarring, even if they have a sober living plan. There is a structure to their day, and they know…

Inhalant Cartridges

Commonly Abused Inhalants

Common inhalants include everyday household products like hair spray, spray paint, and room deodorants that can be inhaled through the nose or mouth to produce intoxicating or mind-altering effects, similar to those produced by using drugs or alcohol. Because of their everyday uses, inhalants are easy to obtain, can be found in most homes and…

Dialectical Behavior Therapist And Patient

What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an outgrowth of CBT, is evidence-based psychotherapy originally developed for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder and chronically suicidal behaviors. The chronic and pervasive self-destructive behavior, low self-esteem, and negative view of self associated with long-term addiction are similar to those chronically suicidal. DBT is highly effective and used widely in…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist And Patient

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy that aims to change clients’ negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to improve functioning and overall quality of life. CBT is shown to effectively treat conditions like addiction, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, phobias, and other mental health issues. CBT is a gold standard in…

What is a Sober Living Community?

After going through a treatment program, you may be asking yourself what the next steps are. You have some choices to make that can influence your future. For example, will you move back home? This can be tricky if you do not have a supportive environment or are surrounded by the same triggers that landed…

guy sitting down with a drink wondering am I an alcoholic

Am I an Alcoholic?

If you’re asking yourself that question, then you may want to consider why. Not everyone who abuses alcohol is an alcoholic. Likewise, alcoholism isn’t always easy to identify. Some people may feel like they are on the fence. Others are in complete denial. However, if you find yourself asking, “Am I an alcoholic?”, then you…