Recovering Completely

The Right Step’s Comprehensive Approach to Addiction Treats Both Body and Mind With all the deftly produced advertisements for substance abuse treatment facilities on television, it’s sometimes easy to forget that, at its heart, recovery from drug abuse is a challenging process that requires both medical and psychological intervention. A recent article on smartguy.com does…

Home for the Holidays

Tips to Help Someone in Recovery Better Weather Christmas and New Year’s Eve As noted in recent blogs, the holidays are generally tough for someone recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction. There are, however, some tried-and-true tips that loved ones can administer to help ensure that Christmas and New Year’s Eve are more parts…

Surviving the Holidays

Knowing the Temptations at This Time Can Help You Beat Them MedHelp, which bills itself as the “World’s Largest Health Community,” offers a forum on its website designed to let people recovering from addictions share what they’re going through during various points of their quest. With the holidays coming soon, two posts, in particular, seem…

Continuing Education

How Both Subtraction and Addition Can Equal a Better Life Here’s a math quiz, courtesy of Dr. Phil McGraw – who is MUCH better known without his last name: What does 3 plus 10 plus 7 plus 5 equal? The answer, believe it or not, is you. Indeed, Dr. Phil opines in his book, “Self…

Recovery Coaching and Communication

Open Communication Provides Support in Addiction Recovery Denial is an inherent part of addiction. This includes not being open and honest about symptoms and severity of alcohol addiction and drug addiction. There are many reasons why addicted people don’t confide in physicians, family, or friends; one being that the addicts, themselves, don’t realize they have…

Emotional Sobriety

You can conquer others with power, but it takes true strength to conquer yourself. – Lao Tzu,  Philosopher I asked Dr. Jason Powers, our Chief Medical Officer  to help me write on this topic and here is what we came up with: There are actually two types of sobriety: physical and emotional.  Physical sobriety is…