People discussing relapse and recovery

Is Relapse Part of Recovery?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease with clear symptoms and viable treatments. And, just like any other medical condition, the disease of addiction can have flare-ups or what is known in recovery as relapse. Relapse isn’t a failure on the part of the recovering person, nor is it an indication that your addiction treatment program has…

Couple discussing signs of codependency

Identifying Signs of Codependency In Your Relationship

If you’re looking for ways to improve your mental health, then it’s important for you to think about forming healthy relationships. It’s crucial to have emotional support from family members and friends. Unfortunately, not every relationship is a healthy one. Unhealthy relationships may get in the way of your recovery process. Therefore, you need to…

insomnia during recovery

Dealing with Insomnia During Recovery

Being unable to sleep is one of the most frustrating dilemmas faced by people in early recovery. People who have become reliant on drugs and alcohol to fall asleep often find that sleep is impossible. Whether you are in a residential treatment center or even outpatient drug addiction therapy, insomnia is one of the main difficulties…

woman getting substance abuse treatment

Are You an Addict for Life?

You’ve heard it at least 100 times or more that once you are addicted, you remain addicted for the rest of your life. In fact, if you speak with a traditional counselor or professional when it comes to drug addiction treatment and alcohol use disorder treatment, you’ll probably hear the same thing. However, the “once…