A veteran in Oklahoma standing with his backpack and boots next to him

Veterans Treatment Court Opens In Oklahoma

Posted on October 18, 2020 in Rehab

  There are almost 300,000 veterans in Oklahoma County according to the US Census Bureau.   Adjusting to civilian life after active service is hard enough. When you throw in the potential of mental health problems that can follow exposure to combat zones, a tough job sometimes becomes completely unmanageable.   Unfortunately, this can often

Individuals talking in a group therapy session while they are attending rehab at Landmark Recovery

A Day in Rehab at Landmark

Posted on October 8, 2020 in Rehab

  In recovery, you’ll make changes to more than just your substance abuse habits. Rehab is the beginning of a lifestyle reinvention. You’ll learn how to replace unhealthy habits with ones that benefit your wellness—the mental, physical, and emotional kinds. Together, these three enriching factors will help you function better in your day-to-day life after

A man dialing a treatment center on his phone because he is ready to enter rehab

How to Get Into Rehab Immediately

Posted on October 3, 2020 in Rehab

  Beginning your journey to wellness is a tough decision, one made even more difficult because a quick entrance to rehab is never guaranteed.   Rehab Admissions Process: Getting Started It all starts with a phone call, where patient-hopefuls fill out their pre-admissions screening documents. This involves discussing your personal details, history of substance abuse,

A woman smiling because she is happy to return to work

Returning To The Workplace After Addiction Or Recovery

Posted on September 28, 2020 in Rehab

  Transitioning back to work after treatment for a substance use disorder can be daunting and stressful. People in recovery already struggle with embarrassment, guilt, and shame. The prospect of going back to work can magnify these emotions if your employer and co-workers know why you’ve been away. One key difference between addiction and other

What To Expect In The First Week Of Rehab

Posted on September 26, 2020 in Rehab

  Rehab can be a scary process for anyone, but the results are often life-changing. If you’re entering drug or alcohol rehabilitation for the first time, you may be unsure of what to expect during those critical first weeks of rehab, and this is what we will talk about today.   The First Step is

Tennis balls on a tennis court. Playing tennis is a great sober activity to engage in

Sober Activities In Oklahoma

Posted on September 25, 2020 in Rehab

  After years of alcohol or drug use, the prospect of a sober life can seem tedious.   Since socializing often revolves around meeting up in areas where you can drink, this means you are constantly faced with temptation if you’re trying to stay clean.   Hanging out in coffee shop might not appeal, and

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Involuntary Commitment to Rehab: Making The Decision

Posted on September 22, 2020 in Rehab

  The road to recovery is often rocky and treacherous. Sometimes, it starts with the addicted individual choosing to better their lives. Other times, it begins with involuntary commitment.   Seeking Support It’s not uncommon for individuals struggling with addiction to refuse help from others. Whether this is because they don’t believe they have a

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Indiana Funding for Addiction Recovery

Posted on September 20, 2020 in Rehab

  Residents of Indiana are struggling with two simultaneous crises. Addiction continues to ravage the state, and the statistics are horrifying, as we see more Hoosiers dying from drug addiction than from car crashes. The number of drug overdoses has nearly doubled between 2010 and 2017, while drug-induced mortality rates have followed the trend, quadrupling

A woman out on a hike. Hiking is one of the great sober activities for those in recovery

Sober Activities In Kentucky

Posted on September 17, 2020 in Rehab

  It’s natural to find the prospect of socializing without substances or alcohol a bit bland when you’ve struggled for so long with a substance use disorder.   Staying substance-free doesn’t need be dull and boring, though. It will take some serious adjustment and a new way of approaching your social life, but there’s plenty

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Yoga For Recovery

Posted on September 14, 2020 in Rehab

  When you’re struggling with addiction, it can feel difficult, even impossible, to find meaning and fulfillment. Your day is likely centered around finding, getting, and using your substance of choice, making it extremely difficult to focus on developing a healthy, consistent routine.   Both your body and mind are engaged in a battle that