What Is SMART Recovery?

What Is SMART Recovery?

You may be familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but have you ever heard of SMART Recovery? If you haven’t, you are not alone. SMART Recovery provides an alternative to 12-Step programs for those in recovery who are not comfortable with...
9 Motivational Books for Recovery

9 Motivational Books for Recovery

Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong commitment. Once rehab is completed and life is re-entered, all of the lessons and tools learned during treatment must be used to manage problems without turning to drugs or alcohol. Recovery is a continual...
How Is Vivitrol Used During Detoxification?

How Is Vivitrol Used During Detoxification?

When a person has an opioid or alcohol addiction, they are dealing with a chronic brain disease that affects them both physically and psychologically. While various types of therapies and counseling are used to address the psychological aspects of the illness,...
Can Alcohol Withdrawal Become Fatal?

Can Alcohol Withdrawal Become Fatal?

Many people addicted to alcohol believe that it would be safe for them to stop drinking “cold turkey” on their own if they wanted to. However, nothing is further from the truth. For someone with a severe physical dependence, stopping alcohol suddenly can have dire...