Managing Stress for a Strong Recovery

Stress and addiction have a complicated relationship. Stress has a major influence on addiction risk and relapse risk so understanding stress and how to manage it are crucial for staying sober long term. Broadly speaking, stress is any sort of demand put on your body or mind. When you think of stress, the first thing […]

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 […]

Can I Really Do This?

The effects of addiction can be overwhelming. Not only are our bodies completely consumed by our substance use, but our minds are, too. Addiction impacts every aspect of our lives – our families, friends, social life, school or work, and our self-esteem. And addiction even eats away at our souls and our spirituality. Given that […]

Discrimination in Recovery: How a New Study Highlights the Need for Support and Education About Addiction and Recovery

Discrimination In Addiction Recovery

A new report from researchers at the Recovery Research Institute and Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) is putting the spotlight on discrimination experienced in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. Published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the study is a first, looking specifically at those who […]