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What Are the Most Addictive Drugs?

Addictive Drugs

Most addictive drugs can be found all across America. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports on the percentage of the U.S. population that uses substances. Over one month in 2019., the rates of substance abuse for people over age 12 included: According to the Recovery Research Institute, addiction is “a primary, chronic, neurobiological disease […]

Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan in Early Recovery

Relapse Prevention Plan

A relapse prevention plan for substance abuse helps you combat cravings and maintain sobriety after graduating from a rehab program. Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment introduces you to the building blocks of healthy living that help you create a sustainable recovery, free of drugs and alcohol. Group therapy sessions can help you create a relapse […]

18 Sober Date Ideas

Young couple on a sober friendly date

In a world where it feels like alcohol is everywhere you go, there are always options for sober activities for those in recovery or people who just prefer a sober date.  Drinking on a first date is often considered ​the norm, to the point that not drinking can be alarming to some​. Even worse, someone […]

Am I An Alcoholic? Questionnaire

Am I An Alcoholic

Am I an Alcoholic? Unfortunately, many people who struggle with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) are unaware of their problematic relationship with alcohol. Often, these people have a skewed view of drinking— thanks, society— that glamorizes their abuse and hinders their ability to recognize the signs of destructive patterns of heavy drinking. Gradually, as their […]

6 Types of Friends That Benefit Your Recovery


During addiction recovery, many people worry that they will lose their friends and remain alone. While this is entirely untrue, it is important to acknowledge that sobriety weeds out the toxic friends. However, when toxic friends are removed, sobriety makes way for new, healthy friendships. Whether you already have a sober support group or are […]

Nutrition is Damaged By Addiction

nutrition, addiction

Oftentimes, people who are struggling with addiction lack proper nutrition. Depending on the addictive substance, additional side effects will strip your body of nutrients and harm your organ systems. Your overall well-being begins to decline throughout your substance use as a result of your dietary deficiency.  One of the behind-the-scenes aspects of quality addiction treatment […]

Social Isolation and its Toll on Addiction

Social Isolation

Substance abuse often leads us to find solace in isolation. Social isolation is detrimental to those who suffer from addiction because it strips them of positive influences and hinders their ability to recover. Confirming a False Narrative People who suffer from addiction end up alienating themselves from friends and family. Eventually, they’re left with nothing […]

An Alcoholics Anonymous Interview

Alcoholics Anonymous

There was a long pause before the recording continued. A deep sigh preceded her explanation, “It’s difficult to convince people navigating early sobriety of anything.” A recent college graduate who has continued sobriety since the fall of 2009, Taylor is no stranger to the complaints raised against Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).  I’d emailed an inquiry regarding […]