Addiction Recovery Blog

How Treatment Professionals Can Adapt to Change During the Pandemic
April 22, 2021
Treatment Professional Meeting with a Client Over Zoom.
A recent study by the National Institutes of Health determined that people with substance use disorders are more likely to develop COVID-19 and experience more severe symptoms. Alcohol abuse causes inflammation in the body, weakens the immune system, and puts the body at risk for bacterial and viral infections. In addition, excessive alcohol consumption can damage tissue in the lungs and cause acute respiratory distress system, putting people with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) who contract COVID at a greater risk of mortality.
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Effects Quarantine Can Have on Your Alcohol Recovery
March 19, 2021
Somber man staring out the window.
During the initial onset of shelter-in-place orders, many of us were forced to make drastic changes to our daily routines. Activities we once participated in and how we interacted with those in our community transitioned from in-person interactions and group activities to video-based communication systems, like Zoom and FaceTime. While we were able to adapt to COVID-19 regulations, many interruptions created a fracture in the entities that best support early recovery for those struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
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New Year's Resolutions for People in Recovery
January 28, 2021
Friends celebrating NYE.
With each New Year comes an abundance of opportunities, and many people consider January 1st to be a clean slate. For those struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), treating the New Year as a fresh start can be a life-changing step in their journey toward alcohol recovery. While it’s possible to begin anew any day of the year, this is the perfect time to establish specific goals, resolutions, and intentions for the future.
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Maintaining Recovery After Treatment with Remote Alcohol Testing
January 19, 2021
Recovery
First-time parents have often cited the drive home from the hospital as the most nerve-wracking part of the entire journey. Whether it’s their first time or one of many, the feeling for individuals emerging from treatment can be described similarly as they leave the care of medical professionals with their most precious cargo in tow.
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Alcohol Monitoring Made Easy: How Soberlink is Discreet and Convenient
November 17, 2020
Compliant Test Alert
Technology is an integral part of today’s society, making the most minuscule to the most extraordinary tasks easy, efficient, and manageable. From apps to Telehealth services, it’s used to improve lives in various industries, and Addiction Recovery is no exception.
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How Having a Support System Can Have a Positive Effect on Recovery
November 4, 2020
man on phone
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can be alienating, so establishing a strong support system is an essential part of recovery. Being a part of an uplifting community not only provides a sense of accountability and belonging but can also boost mental health and help prevent relapse.
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Executives in Recovery: How Alcohol Monitoring Can Help During the Pandemic
September 23, 2020
People looking at paperwork
As the world continues to adapt to COVID-19 protocols, approximately 42 percent of the US labor force is working from home full-time, 26 percent are going to work, and 33 percent are not working, Stanford University research shows. However, the meetings, deadlines, commitments, and responsibilities associated with one’s routine workday haven’t disappeared in the face of a global pandemic.
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Tips for Helping Clients Achieve Long-Term Sobriety
August 18, 2020
Clinician with Client
While there is a large body of research on substance abuse recovery, much of this information concerns short-term treatment methods. However, findings indicate that long-term recovery from Alcohol Abuse Disorder (AUD) can and does occur. To achieve long-term sobriety, clients who struggle with AUD should be aware of the intricacies of their condition and the best treatment methods available.
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Five Aftercare Treatment Options to Support Sobriety
July 26, 2020
Counselor with Patient
During the first year of recovery, there may be times when you are flooded with support. You may even feel like your number one fan – a champion of yourself, your accomplishments, and your capabilities. There may be other, more difficult days in which you feel lonely and your biggest critic. To keep a healthy balance between dueling emotions, individuals are encouraged to seek out aftercare.
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Telehealth Services: Alcohol Monitoring From Home With a Remote Testing Device
June 25, 2020
A Woman Trying Remote Alcohol Testing
What Are Telehealth Services? Telehealth services are gaining in popularity, especially amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the term ‘telehealth’ is still somewhat nebulous. Generally speaking, telehealth services cast a wide net — the term refers to long-distance health services made possible by the use of technology.
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