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5 Reasons Out-of-State Treament is Best for You

Most people seeking an addiction recovery program do their research in a very specific, restricted area: within about 10 miles of their home. Sometimes that radius can be expanded to include the entirety of the state, but rarely does one consider the broader horizons that out-of-state treatment can provide. This...

What is the Marchman Act?

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is never easy. Though we may want to help, many of us don’t know how, or may end up engaging in enabling behaviors thinking we’re helping. We know how frustrating it can be to feel helpless in the face of addiction, whether you...

5 Stages of Lifestyle Change

We know that the addiction recovery journey is a lifestyle change that takes dedication and daily commitment. However, the path of recovery is rarely smooth or straight forward- and that’s okay. As with any worthy undertaking, success is a sum of continual efforts practice each day. That being said, we...

5 Reasons to Stick to Your Aftercare Plan

Completion of any rehabilitation program is a fantastic, empowering accomplishment. It’s important to take that motivation and momentum and continue to build from it in order to secure your future in recovery. Moving forward and keeping your focus on maintaining your sobriety is the key to achieving long-term success. That’s...

4 Tips for Preparing for Rehab

Preparing to enter an inpatient drug or alcohol rehab program is, in many ways, akin to preparing to go off to college. Getting the most out of both experiences require a fair amount of pre-planning, follow through, and earnest effort. Just like the decision to pursue higher education can benefit...

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Motivation in Recovery

Being motivated to make positive changes in your life is a great launching point for your future, especially when it comes to addiction recovery. The spark that inspires you to take the steps you need to better your life and create the future of your dreams is important- but it’s...

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Marijuana

Though still illegal in many states, marijuana use has become widely socially accepted and almost expected, especially among younger crowds. Today, smoking weed is treated much like social drinking, with many believing it’s actually a safer alternative to alcohol use. These misconceptions are dangerous: not only does marijuana use impair...

Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

The current substance abuse crisis affecting the United States is impossible to ignore. It has made orphans of children, stolen brothers and sisters, and lead to parents having to bury their children. The substance abuse epidemic claims thousands every day and yet society still carries stigmas that suggest those who...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of alternative rock band Linkin Park, was discovered dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home after an apparent suicide. Suspected contributing factors include ongoing struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the recent death by suicide of Chris Cornell, his close friend....

5 Things to Say to Your Loved One in Recovery

Being there to support your loved one as they overcoming substance abuse and addiction is vital to their ongoing success in long-term recovery. Rather they say so or not, your support and encouragement means the world. As a supporter, you can help your loved one stay dedicated to their new...

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