Why Language Matters with Addiction

Why Language Matters with Addiction

Words carry incredible power. We rarely think about the many hidden meanings of the words we use to describe others, particularly when it comes to addiction. It’s important to understand that there are reasons addiction professionals choose their words carefully. The medical community has come...

Overcoming Depression in Recovery

Overcoming Depression in Addiction Recovery

Mental illnesses and addiction tend to go hand in hand. Sometimes, people begin using in order to numb their emotions and other symptoms of a mood disorder. In other cases, they develop mental health problems over the course of several years of active addiction....

Self-Improvement in Addiction Recovery

10 Steps to Self-Improvement in Recovery

Self-Improvement in Addiction Recovery Whether you’re new to recovery or have several years of sobriety under your belt, there’s always room for self-improvement. Today’s suggestions come from the work of Marty Nemko, Ph.D., career coach and bestselling author of How to Do Life. His advice...

Keep Your Recovery Fresh

How to Keep Your Recovery Fresh

When you first begin your journey into addiction recovery, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of support and information that floods in. By receiving treatment at a qualified facility, a new world opens up before you. You’ll quickly learn an entirely new language of...


How to Be Teachable in Addiction Treatment

How teachable you are often indicates your happiness and success in life. To feel truly happy and fulfilled in life, you have to continually take stock of yourself and keep growing. It’s so important to be teachable, especially in the treatment setting, because it’s...