An individual meeting with their recovery mentor to discuss their progress

Being A Recovery Mentor

Posted on August 8, 2020 in Recovery

  The coronavirus pandemic is complicating the overdose death rate in the US.   Sadly, 2019 saw a new surge in overdose deaths, and this number continues rising.  Over 72,000 people in 2019 died from a drug overdose despite a dip the previous year.   Most people don’t seek treatment for their substance use disorder.

A woman sitting outdoors and thinking about toxic friends in her life

The Benefits Of Unfriending After Rehab

Posted on July 26, 2020 in Recovery

  One of the hardest parts of staying clean is saying goodbye to those friends who are not good for you and could trigger a relapse.   Relapse en route to successful recovery is commonplace. Between 40% and 60% of people who detox from drugs or alcohol at a rehab facility will relapse at some stage.

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10 Best Books About Recovery

Posted on July 23, 2020 in Recovery

  With COVID-19 still making our lives harder in many ways, we’re trying to share as many recovery resources with you as we can.   After last week’s collection of the best recovery podcasts, we’re turning our attention to literature today.   When you’re struggling with the challenges of leaving drink or drugs behind, reach

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The Benefits of Sober Housing

Posted on July 12, 2020 in Recovery

  You’ve finished rehab. Now what?   In a rehabilitation facility, you’re surrounded by like-minded others who are on the same path to recovery that you are. In a sense, you are all in the same boat, heading in the same direction. Having people around you who share the journey can make some aspects of

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Top Recovery Podcasts

Posted on July 10, 2020 in Recovery

  Recovery podcasts can be a powerful and motivating addition to your arsenal.   Recovery Radio is hosted weekly by Zachary Crouch, a staff member at Landmark Recovery, and a licensed family and marriage therapist. On this podcast, he interviews addiction specialists, mental health professionals, government officials, and recovering addicts to discuss a broad range

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The Benefits Of Joining AA Or NA

Posted on June 30, 2020 in Recovery

  Drug and alcohol addiction are chronic mental health conditions, and joining AA or NA can help you stay on track with your recovery.   Substance use disorder encompasses all types of addiction including:   Alcohol Cocaine Heroin Marijuana Methamphetamine Opioids Prescription painkillers   Sadly, the current opioid crisis continues to rage on through the

Breaking The Stigma Of Being In Recovery

Posted on June 24, 2020 in Recovery

  Breaking the stigma of recovery could be instrumental in narrowing the gap between the number of people needing treatment for addiction and those actually getting it.   According to the National Institute of Health, around 20 million Americans have a substance use disorder, and only 25% of those people receive treatment. The National Institute of Drug Abuse estimates that

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25 Greatest Quotes About Recovery

Posted on June 19, 2020 in Recovery

  Words are remarkably powerful and the best quotes about recovery can literally change the way you think about things.   Today, we’ve curated 25 of the most searching motivational words that could help you on those days when recovery seems unmanageable.   The Best Quotes About Recovery   1. “Start where you are. Use

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Counselor, Therapist, Psychologist… What’s the Difference? 

Posted on May 30, 2020 in Recovery

  If you’re struggling with your emotional wellbeing, getting the right help from the right person can help you dramatically improve your mind frame.   Mental health is a complex area, though. There are many types of mental illness and people often have more than one mental health disorder (comorbidity).   According to the National

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5 Best Apps For Recovery

Posted on April 22, 2020 in Recovery

  To maintain sobriety and monitor progress after detox, more and more people are now using apps for recovery.   Indiana ranks 34th in the nation for drug deaths with 17.9 deaths from opioid abuse per 100,000 people.  Today, people recovering from alcohol or substance use disorder need as much emotional support as possible.