Blog posts in Life in Recovery After Addiction

Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 06/19/2019

by Alexandra Frascino, MS, LMFT, Therapist, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence
 
For decades, researchers in the field of psychology have worked to develop science-based interventions for people who want to overcome substance abuse. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) was developed as an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
 

Dual Diagnosis, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 03/21/2019

By Megan Aul, MA, LPCtherapist at Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence
 
 
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2013, there were more than 24.6 million Americans in need of treatment for addiction disorders.
One of the major hurdles that people face when trying to get treatment for addiction is that they lack the motivation to get better. Many don’t have the necessary motivation to change for three main reasons:

Dual Diagnosis, Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 04/23/2019

by Harold C. Urschel III, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, MMA and Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist
 
In early recovery, many people are faced with temptation, cravings and withdrawal symptoms that make them want to drink or do drugs again.
 

Family Support & Help, Health & Wellness After Addiction, Life in Recovery After Addiction : 12/17/2018

The holiday season is usually a time for families to come together to celebrate with the ones they love. It’s also a time when many families have loved ones visiting from out of town and kids coming home from college for the holiday break. While this time of year is fun for most, for those recovering from alcohol addiction, the holidays can be a difficult time.

Challenges at work, family dysfunction, financial obligations and many other things can make stress levels go through the roof, and it’s not uncommon for extra holiday stress to drive people in recovery to relapse.