Interventions for Substance Use Disorder


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For Families of an Addict

Is an Intervention for Substance Use Disorder Needed?

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November 7, 2022

Interventions are powerful tools but is an intervention for substance use disorder any different? My passion is to provide hope and healing to anyone struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). I believe interventions are about helping the entire family, not just the person with SUD. There is no shame…

Does an Individual Have to Want to Go to Rehab?


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For Families of an Addict

Can You Make Someone Go to Rehab?

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November 3, 2022

Can you make someone go to rehab? Knowing that a friend or loved one is battling substance use disorder (SUD) can be stressful. The individual in question might be hesitant to seek help for many reasons influenced by a variety of factors. This complex situation only increases the stress…

Resources for Families


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Family Resources: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

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October 21, 2022

The journey to recovery is rarely easy and the most difficult part for many people is reaching out to take advantage of the help and resources available. However, the work does not end after a successful experience in treatment. In fact, post treatment or rehab is where the journey…

Loving Yourself Is Vital to Living Well


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Wellness

Loving Yourself Is Vital to Living Well

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October 11, 2022

It’s no secret that it’s important to have compassion for others. Compassion promotes meaningful connections with the people around you and pushes you to address cruelty, inequality, and struggles others may experience. Compassion also allows you to show kind and loving behavior. If compassion can do all of this…

How to Be an Addiction Recovery Ally


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For Families of an Addict

How to Be an Addiction Recovery Ally

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September 27, 2022

Having a family member or friend face substance use disorder in any capacity can be immensely stressful. The resources that can help promote embarking on the road to recovery differ from person to person, making each journey towards recovery unique. This includes the various ways each person seeks help…

Creating Friendships During Addiction Recovery


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Relationships

Creating Friendships During Addiction Recovery

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September 20, 2022

During active periods of substance use, unhealthy relationships are unfortunately all too common. I’ve found that the work necessary to keep these unhealthy relationships can serve to steer us further and further from recovery. Toxic relationships built on the foundation of substance use can create an unhealthy reliance on…

Substance Use Disorder Recovery


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Spirituality in Recovery

Substance Use Disorder Recovery: An Ongoing Journey

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September 6, 2022

Recovery from a substance abuse disorder is often seen as a goal achieved after time is spent in rehabilitation or treatment. However, as a certified addiction recovery coach, interventionist, an experienced C level executive—and an individual in recovery myself—I can tell you that recovery extends far beyond the walls…

Gratitude Journaling


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Recovery Journey

Benefits of Gratitude Journaling

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August 23, 2022

Everyday life can leave you feeling bombarded with negativity. It’s not difficult to understand how discouraging news reports, the apathy or downright rudeness of others, and even the weather can affect our overall moods and emotional state. It’s difficult to find reasons to remain positive when we’re constantly being…

The path toward recovery isn’t always linear


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Relapse Prevention

Preventing a Relapse

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July 25, 2022

Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most difficult struggles we can face, and the path toward recovery isn’t always linear. Addiction breaks us down piece by piece. During the recovery process, we try our hardest to reconstruct our lives to get back to normal. As with any…

Dopesick: America’s Opioid Epidemic


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Culture and News

Dopesick: America’s Opioid Epidemic

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July 18, 2022

Addiction has long affected our nation. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 31.9 million Americans currently use illegal drugs.  However, it’s our history with prescription drug misuse and abuse…

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