Substance use disorders and mental health disorders often go hand-in-hand. When someone has symptoms of both types of disorders, they are referred to as co-occurring, co-morbid, or dual diagnosis. Rehab for a co-occurring disorder should include coordinated services for both substance abuse and mental health issues. Many people have co-occurring disorders—in fact, statistics say that 50%.. read more →

When you begin treatment for drug and alcohol recovery, you’re likely to feel alone—or at the very least, lonely. While it might be tempting to start a new romantic relationship, experts advise just the opposite: stay on your own until you’ve got some sober time under your belt in a drug recovery program. Why Stay.. read more →

Please join us for Family Night and SMART Recovery meetings to get the support you need and learn about recovery from addiction. These events are always open to the public. Alumni events are only open to past clients. Please call for more information. read more →

While there is more than one path toward addiction recovery, we can all use support as we strive for long-term sobriety. One place many people have found additional support is in the sober blogosphere. Writing blogs is a way for some people to express their struggles with alcohol and drug addiction (as well as mental.. read more →

Everyone who has faced addiction has wondered how to quit drugs—and has most likely tried to quit ‘cold turkey,’ as they say. Quitting cold turkey means quitting abruptly, without a gradual reduction in how much or how often you use drugs or alcohol. While most people who quit drugs or alcohol don’t receive any treatment,.. read more →

Getting sober is difficult, but dealing with symptoms of post-acute withdrawal—irritability, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, to name a few—can be the most challenging. A key to relapse prevention is learning how to deal with stressful emotional triggers, and exercise is often recommended in recovery programs. Exercise can be beneficial in getting your heart pumping and.. read more →

Did you know? Our Family Night events feature separate groups for addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as a severe mental health condition and addiction. Please contact us for more information about getting involved. All Family Night events are free and open to the public. read more →

It’s no secret that many people with substance use issues are confused as to how to label their problematic behavior: is it abuse or dependence? And, what’s the difference anyway? Mental healthcare professionals struggle with these terms themselves—and when it comes to getting insurance to pay for any type of treatment for substance use disorders,.. read more →