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Behind Bars and Addicted: Benefits of Treatment
Jun 25, 2021

In the new non-fiction book The Second Chance Club, all seven of the parolees profiled, who revolve in and out of lock up in New Orleans, suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD). Is that the norm, the prevalence of drug addiction in the U.S. jail and prison population? The percentage is difficult to pinpoint. […]

Do AA and NA Replace Rehab?
Jun 8, 2021

If you’re suffering from a substance use disorder, both rehab and 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can help you get on the path to sobriety. But can programs like Alcoholics Anonymous replace rehab? After all, it would be easier just to attend meetings a few times a week rather than […]

How Do I Know It’s Okay to Tell Somebody they Need Help?
Feb 23, 2021

It is difficult to see a friend or loved one struggling with substance abuse. You may wonder how to tell somebody you think they would benefit from rehab. Often, you may want to speak up, but are fearful that the person will become angry with you, or maybe you just don’t know what to say. You […]

Pros and Cons of Living With Your Parents After Rehab
Feb 18, 2021

Making it through rehab is an amazing accomplishment. However, the process can leave you without a job or money to support yourself when you get out. Because of that, you may need to move back in with your parents when your treatment is complete. However, living with your parents after rehab has its pros and […]

How to Tell Your Employer You’re Going to Rehab
Feb 16, 2021

If you are dealing with a substance use issue and considering rehab, you’re on the right path. Taking the step to seek drug or alcohol addiction treatment will help put your life back in order. However, you may have questions about talking to your boss about rehab. It may feel overwhelming to think about approaching […]

Communicating With a Loved One in Rehab
Feb 1, 2021

It can be difficult to understand the level of communication that’s appropriate and effective while your loved one is in rehab. Even before they enter treatment, you might be involved in finding a treatment program. Intake staff may ask you questions about your loved one’s substance abuse patterns or other family dynamics. If your loved […]

What Happens After Rehab?
Jan 20, 2021

It’s over. You made it through detox or a full treatment program for addiction. And you attained your overarching goal! You’re walking through the exit of the facility to re-enter the world at large. Moving from the confines of a protected space can be daunting for a newly sober person. Gone is the intensive structure […]

What Should I Bring to Rehab… and Not Bring?
Dec 9, 2020

Plans are in place. You’re on your way to recovery by opting for residential treatment to help get you there. There’s so much going through your head as you embark on this journey. So let’s lessen the load by addressing one aspect. What do you bring with you to rehab? The short answer is as […]

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