6 Common Misconceptions About Therapy

Psychotherapy is often an integral part of addiction treatment. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than half of people with substance use disorders also have co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, borderline personality disorders, and others (Connection Between Drug Abuse and Mental Illness). These […]

7 Common Misconceptions About Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Watching a loved one struggle with a substance use disorder is painful and confusing. People who have never struggled with addiction typically have a very hard time understanding the behavior of people who do. It’s hard to understand why someone doesn’t just ask for help. It doesn’t help that there are a lot of misconceptions […]

Why is it So Hard for Us to Ask for Help?

Why is it So Hard for Us to Ask for Help? When we’re struggling with emotional and behavioral issues like addiction and mental illness, sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask for help, even when we need that help to get better. We can have a tough time reaching out for support, confiding in […]

What to Do if an Overdose Occurs

You have gotten your drug. You are satisfying your body’s desire for it, but then the worst happens, you overdose. Overdose is when you receive an excessive amount of your drug than your body can handle. Last year, in 2018, 68,500 Americans died of drug overdoses. Nobody wants to overdose, and almost everyone is going […]

Addiction and Recovery for Men

Addiction destroys us, no matter which gender we are. There are some differences, however, in how addiction impacts men and women, and also in how we recover. Steps Recovery Centers is well-versed in gender differences, and this is one of the reasons that they have separate treatment centers for men and women. The program for […]

Affording Addiction Treatment

You understand that you have an addiction and that you need help. Still, you have come to the utterly hopeless conclusion that you will never be able to afford treatment. Your substance abuse lingers over your head, giving you a sense of impending doom. Recovery feels like it is always out of your reach every […]

Substances Do Not Fix You

At the end of the day, you crawl into bed, and all you have is you. You are the one who has to live with you for your whole life. Understanding yourself and being kind to your mind and body is essential to leading a happy life. Still, there are many people who struggle with […]

Riding out Bumps in the Winding Road of Recovery

Changing our perspective on addiction recovery setbacks. Recovery from addiction is a transformative, sometimes unpredictable, emotional process. For those that have started on their way towards a life free from substances and alcohol, the benefits and achievements can be reason for major celebration. But what about the moments when things decline a bit, or a […]

Tips for Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment 

The watercooler, or more modernly the Keurig, can be the epicenter of the workplace rumor mill. From harmless banter to speculation about the personal lives of coworkers, there is no shortage of conversation around the morning mug of joe. For those that have taken the brave step to take a leave of absence to receive […]