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How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

The road to recovery and sobriety is different for each person. Women struggle differently than men and mothers have particular sets of challenges others may not. Depending on who they have helping them, they may be single parents, widowed, married, partnered with someone, and many variations in between. Exploring how to practice self-care on top of caring for themselves in… Read More
Ready, Set, Go: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Addiction Create Space for Change

Ready, Set, Go: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Addiction Create Space for Change

There is an old saying that the body may be willing but the flesh is weak. When it comes to people in recovery from addiction, The mind, body, and spirit can feel weak, disillusioned, frustrated, afraid, and many other emotions in rehab. Detox can be draining, followed by weeks or months of rehab work, and then the period of aftercare… Read More
Why Telehealth Can Provide an Option for People in Recovery

Why Telehealth Can Provide an Option for People in Recovery

The use of telehealth is relatively new in behavioral health settings. When it comes to addiction recovery, it is not new but definitely still a technology learning to evolve to help those who struggle with substance use disorder. Telephone-based services, texting, and web therapy can be challenging as far as meeting the needs of people in rehab and recovery as… Read More
what is treatment motivation

What Is Treatment Motivation?

Treatment is a great option when struggling with addiction to substances, but even when treatment is available not everyone enrolls. Treatment motivation is also not enough to get people into treatment. They need access to care. This barrier to treatment is difficult to overcome for many. They may also try outpatient rather than inpatient programs. This means they have to… Read More
outpatient treatment helps police

Why Outpatient Treatment Helps Police Officers

Police officers deal with lots of difficult things on the job. They often work long hours, extended shifts, and see things not everyone else will encounter on a daily basis. Intensive outpatient treatment is just one way to seek help for addiction and substance use disorder. Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a police officer’s first place to look for help… Read More
Shame Cycle

How to Break the Shame Cycle in Recovery

The struggle to recover from addiction is a lifelong process. Everything a person does while addicted to drugs or alcohol seems like something in another life. It is hard to reconcile this was the same person who did those things that are now recovering their life on the other side. Dependence on a substance means a person may do whatever… Read More
Anger Management

How Does Anger Management Impact First Responders?

First responders work under intense circumstances that produce stress beyond what most people can handle. Over time, their immune systems learn to handle it but only because they have to. Public servants often deal with dramatic conditions where injury, death, accidents, and other things occur on an almost daily basis. Dealing with emotions like frustration and anger can boil to… Read More