Recovery & Life After Treatment

The latest news and information on drug and alcohol addiction recovery and life after treatment.

June 28, 2017
true self in recovery

5 Signs You’re Becoming Your True Self Through Recovery

A new happiness, a new freedom, comprehending the word ‘serenity’ and more. The promises of recovery are real and they’re coming true for you as you become your true self.   You Don’t Have Time […]
June 27, 2017
talking about addiction

4 Things To Say When You Don’t Feel Like You Can Say Anything

Communication is hard for everyone, not just addicts and alcoholics in recovery. Like all human beings, we have a need to be heard, acknowledged, and understood. Unfortunately, we aren’t always in situations where it would […]
June 23, 2017
addiction healthcare

How The New Healthcare Reform Will Leave Addicts In The Dust

Obamacare was a revolutionary reform initiative for addicts, alcoholics, and anyone in need of treatment for mental health issues. Under numerous laws and acts in addition to Obamacare itself, people struggling with mental health issues […]
June 19, 2017
drug addiction is not cool

This is Why You Thought Drug Addiction Was Cool and Why Recovery is Cooler

Unsurprisingly, in the growing age of neuroscience, “cool” is a thing that happens in the brain. As we have learned that the brain can’t get enough of anything associated with pleasure, it should be of […]
June 13, 2017
assess your recovery

How To Take An Inventory Of Your Recovery

Well, you’re sober. Isn’t that enough? You went through treatment, you go to aftercare, you see your therapist. You got a job, you have money in your pocket, you even have your own place to […]
June 9, 2017
chronic relapse

So You Just Relapsed (Again). Now What?

Chronic relapse happens. Falling into the cycle of chronic relapse isn’t a sign of weakness, failure, or some great sign from the universe that you aren’t meant to be sober. Everyone is capable of sobriety. […]
June 8, 2017
expectations in recovery

Expectations Are A Drag When They Hold You Back

Expectations in recovery are said to be a shortcut to disappointment. Disappointment is usually the last stop before resentment. Resentments are dangerous for addicts and alcoholics. Though the addicted brain becomes hardwired to prefer pleasurable […]
June 7, 2017
break a habit

Habits Are Everywhere; Once You See Them, They Can Change

A habit is defined as “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially on that is hard to give up”. Habits are hard to break, which is why there are endless amounts of money being […]
June 6, 2017
addiction recovery

When You Have Recovery, You Have Everything

Addiction takes away everything. Even in those who believe themselves to be “high functioning”, meaning their lives haven’t fallen apart in the stereotyped way addiction is believed to have an effect, feel everything slipping away. […]