Why are New Relationships Discouraged for the First Year in Recovery?

Why are New Relationships Discouraged for the First Year in Recovery?

Relationships in early recovery can be riddled with difficulties. If we’re already in a committed relationship when we begin our recovery, we often find trust and forgiveness to be particularly challenging. A healthy relationship requires honesty, compromise, and work. When addiction is part of the equation, the difficulties increase exponentially – but with effort and commitment on the part of …Read More

What Do You Do at Night in Rehab?

What Do You Do at Night in Rehab?

If you’re about to enter rehab to treat your addiction, congratulations! Vast numbers of people who’ve been in your shoes can attest to the life-changing power of an inpatient rehab stay. You will have long, full days that begin fairly early in the morning, filled with a large variety of programs, activities, recreation, and therapy related to overcoming your specific …Read More

Do You Have to go Off-Site From Rehab to Detox?

Do You Have to go Off-Site From Rehab to Detox?

Research continues to show that longer term, comprehensive styles of treatment are more effective than short term programs.  These programs typically have a more holistic approach to recovery, and as such, require a larger time investment.  Statistics show relapse percentages are far greater in a short-term (30 days or less) programs rather than long-term programs (at least 90 days). Qualified …Read More

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Five Common Relapse Triggers

Coming home from rehab can be an exciting an empowering event but as you work to get back into the swing of life you will encounter obstacles that can trigger a relapse if not dealt with in the correct way.  Below are five common relapse triggers to watch out for. Old Places and Friends – Once you get home from rehab, it is …Read More