What Is Evidence-Based Treatment?


When considering your options for treatment plans, you may be amazed at how many different approaches there are to recovery. Some lean more to the holistic side, some give medication a more prominent role, and some emphasize the importance of a healthy social support system. There’s no one right approach for any one person; ultimately, […]

How Meditation Helps Addiction Recovery [Guide]


Meditation is about practicing awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. The act of meditating is simple and can benefit day-to-day happiness. We can improve our overall well-being by practicing meditation every day, even for a short amount of time. Meditation connects to spirituality, an essential aspect of recovery, especially in 12-Step programs like Alcoholics […]

The Effects of Trauma on Men

Trauma may be a difficult topic for men to talk about. Feelings of shame and guilt may surround them. Society expects men to be “tough,” but these expectations can cause men to ignore or diminish the trauma in their lives. However, traumatic events cause emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects. Later in life, these experiences […]

You Can Come Back From Relapse

You’ve completed rehab and worked hard to regain sobriety. Everything is going well when, seemingly out of nowhere, the temptation to drink or use comes, and…you give in. A relapse, or a “slip,” can be a frustrating experience in recovery. Feelings of guilt and shame may leave you tempted to give up and continue to […]

Drug Abuse and Addiction Statistics

drug abuse and addiction statistics

The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.” As with other diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, the causes are a combination of genetic, environmental and behavioral factors. If you’re seeking addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one — or if […]