The Importance of Honesty in Recovery

Honesty in Recovery

You’ve probably heard the saying “You can’t help somebody unless they want to help themselves.” But someone with an addiction won’t see a reason to help themselves if they don’t believe that they have a problem. To be successful in addiction recovery, you must be honest with yourself. Being honest with others will also allow […]

Alcohol & Drug Addiction | Mental Health Services

Alcohol & Drug Addiction | Mental Health Services

Mental health and drug and alcohol addiction are sometimes so intertwined it is difficult to determine which one is the leading cause of problems.  Other times, our clients don’t have mental health problems, instead, they have undiagnosed alcoholism. Uncovering what issues our clients really face can be a long process.  That’s why our program at […]

Signs that a Relapse Prevention Plan is Not Being Followed

Relapse Prevention

Do you have a loved one who has been in an addiction treatment program after battling a substance abuse disorder or alcoholism? Studies have shown that anywhere from 40 to 60% of people who seek treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol end up relapsing within one year. It’s what makes relapse prevention so […]

What to Do After a Relapse

What to Do After a Relapse

Relapse is always a possibility at any point in recovery. Although your risk of relapse drops the longer you’re in recovery, the risk never falls to zero. Estimates of relapse rates vary widely between studies, but a frequently cited estimate from the Journal of the American Medical Association is that between 40 and 60 percent […]

Signs You May Be Heading for Relapse

Signs You May Be Heading for Relapse

Relapse is a common danger in addiction recovery. A frequently cited study in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that between 40 and 60 percent of people treated for addiction will relapse within a year. In fact, there is an ongoing debate about whether relapse should be considered part of recovery. Proponents of […]

Secrets Behind Relapse: Why Some People Struggle to Recover

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It can be incredibly difficult to take that first step towards recovery, but once you’re in it, what about relapse? A commonly feared term, relapse occurs when a person takes a few steps back towards addictive behaviors after having practiced abstinence in recovery. Misconceptions surrounding relapse indicate that a person is a “failure” or that […]