woman supporting husband in therapy as they deal with family problems during recovery

Dealing With Family Problems During Recovery

Bringing Up Old Feelings At some point during the addiction recovery process, things will get very real. Understanding one’s addiction will eventually require some painful self-reflection. You’ll need to look at what caused you to succumb to the temptation that ultimately led to your addiction. Being honest with oneself is the only way to treat…

collage of pictures on the history of outpatient programs in the US

The History of Outpatient Programs in the U.S.

History of Outpatient Programs Outpatient addiction treatment is not a new concept. In fact, the history of outpatient programs in the U.S. goes back more than 150 years. This makes sense given that psychoactive drugs have been used in some form starting as early as human civilizations began to emerge. Despite thousands of years of…

women celebrating overcoming helplessness during recovery

Overcoming Helplessness During Recovery

Overcoming helplessness during recovery requires one to look holistically not only at oneself but to those around him or her who might be playing a role in these feelings. Look for the source of your learned helplessness. Your learned helplessness may have taken root due to the circumstances of your development. Try to find the…

mom and dad with kids at the beach knowing how to stay on track after outpatient services

After IOP – How To Stay On Track After Outpatient Services

Recovery doesn’t end after treatment. Sober living is a day-to-day struggle. Life after rehab, or even the thought of what comes after, can be confusing. It’s natural to go through a whole range of emotions. It is vital to know how to stay on track after outpatient services end. One might be excited to live substance-free,…