TIPS FOR A DRUG-FREE LIFE
What support is needed to help an individual transition from drug rehab to a sober life? Family and friends waiting for their loved one to complete rehab may forget that rehab is only the first step on that person’s journey back to lasting sobriety.
To maintain long-term sobriety, it’s vital to be alert to the warning signs that your sobriety could be weakening. Taking action when these signs are noted and proactively building a strong, sober future are important ways to maintain that cherished sobriety.
If you are finding yourself in the position of considering going to rehab or getting ready for your treatment stay, there are a few things to keep in mind while you are there.
In the wake of the ongoing opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published conservative prescribing guidelines for U.S. doctors to follow. And while there have been some welcome reductions in prescribing as a result, physicians should go a step further and offer patients alternatives to addictive pain meds.
Does summer 2021 pose unique risks to recovering addicts? The answer is yes, because of two key factors.
I have realized that my sobriety is a gift that I chose to give to myself every day.
For some people, returning to their usual environments after completing rehab can be a serious mistake. A change of environment can be just the therapy some people need to succeed in their new sober lives.
Before a son or daughter gets into rehab, parents worry about an overdose. After a son or daughter completes rehab, parents worry about a relapse. What can YOU do, as a parent, to ensure your son or daughter has a healthy and relapse-free life?
In times of stress, natural disaster or isolation from contagion, it can be much more difficult to maintain sobriety. We offer practical, useful and creative ideas to make it easier to maintain your sobriety no matter what's happening around you.
We just moved into a new year, a new decade. This is the time when New Year’s resolutions are at their strongest. People are energized, and they’re making plans for personal betterment. But we all know what happens next. Such resolutions are gradually left by the wayside.