5 Important Things to Consider When Choosing Your Treatment Program

Deciding to commit to a rehab program is often the first step towards a successful recovery. Whether it’s for you or someone you care about, choosing the right treatment program can be confusing, even overwhelming. When you begin looking for…

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Stress Management Advice

For many, the process of treatment and recovery can cause a great deal of stress. With so much of your life changing at once, it can be difficult to handle all of the transitions while still feeling calm and collected. In the…

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What are the Most Common Addictions in Washington/Oregon?

Alcohol Although alcohol purchase and consumption is legal, it is still the most common addiction. Deaths related to alcohol are more frequent than deaths related to any other substance. This addiction is particularly dangerous because many hold the misconception that…

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5 Ways to Support Your Relative’s Recovery

Has a loved one recently completed rehab or addiction treatment? You’re probably elated that they’ve begun recovery, but you need to remember that the road to recovery is a long one. Because of their addiction, your loved one may have…

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Why Spending the Holidays in Rehab Might Be a Good Thing

Avoiding Triggers The holiday season is hectic. With multiple celebrations, parties, visits from old friends and family, travel, and returning home, the winter months are a stressful time. On top of that, the copious amounts of alcohol served at holiday…

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Is Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab Right for You?

The first step in the road to recovery is admitting you need help choosing the rehabilitation program that’s right for you. There are several different types of rehabilitation programs. Some specialize in certain addictions, while some are designed to treat…

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What is Gambling Addiction?  

A gambling addiction (sometimes called pathological gambling, gambling disorder, or compulsive gambling) is an impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers cannot control the impulse to gamble, despite the negative consequences on their lives and the lives of their families. A gambling addiction…

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Opioid Addiction – The Harmful Effects of This Prevalent Drug

Nearly 5 million individuals in the United States are dependent on Opioids, and consequently, there are over 17,000 opioid-related deaths annually. With those numbers in mind, it is likely you or a loved one suffers from opioid addiction. Opioids are…

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Characteristics of Functional Addiction

When you think of drug or alcohol addiction, you might automatically think of a celebrity or someone you know who has hit rock bottom. Perhaps you think of Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of drug abuse, or a coworker who…

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Exercise for Addiction Recovery

Sometimes amidst the flurry of addiction recovery, it can feel overwhelming to take care of so much at one time. Cutting out something that has been so present in your life is a difficult task. With so many changes happening,…

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