Addiction Recovery Articles

The Truth About Alcoholism: Why Consistent Accountability is so Important in Recovery
November 1, 2022
For those who suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), more commonly referred to as alcoholism, recovery can be a journey that takes many different turns. Choosing sobriety, though beneficial, looks different for everyone and is an unpredictable and substantial life change.Because of the difficulties that accompany alcohol recovery, the truth is that having accountability throughout the process is often necessary. By doing so, your treatment plan has a greater chance of coming to fruition, and your recovery is more likely to be long-lasting.
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Anxiety Disorders and Alcohol Dependence: How the Two are Connected
October 24, 2022
Anxiety Disorders and Alcohol Dependence: How the Two are Connected
Navigating anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can be an emotional and physically taxing journey. Understanding how the two are connected can empower you, someone you care for, or a loved one with greater insight when entering addiction recovery. Let’s take a closer look at how anxiety relates to AUD and some available treatment options.
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Words of Affirmation to Help in Your Recovery
September 7, 2022
A man smiling in mirror realizing that words of affirmation can help recovery
Finding aspects of ourselves that we love can be a challenge. When you are someone who has struggled with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or addiction, this challenge may become even greater.Oftentimes, those living with addiction feel embarrassment or shame around their disease. This makes self-accountability difficult as many struggling with addiction do not believe they deserve help. Negative thoughts about oneself are common during recovery, and it can be strenuous trying to change your own self talk-track.
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How Monitoring in Conjunction with Treatment Can Help Improve Client Morale
September 7, 2022
A treatment session in progress trying to improve client morale
As a Treatment Professional, one of your most important roles is keeping your client’s morale high. Treatment and recovery for those with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) are complex, and many times, a client’s confidence will ebb and flow. For a better chance at sustaining recovery, most clients benefit from a clinician whose treatment plan is effective, positive, and tailored to the individualized experience.Having a rolodex of resources at your disposal ensures you and your client can keep morale and momentum high through recovery. One of the most beneficial and successful tools your clients can utilize is alcohol monitoring.
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How to Establish a Treatment Plan for Alcohol Use Disorder
September 1, 2022
Smiling professional trying to establish a treatment plan for alcohol use disorder
For those ready to pursue sobriety, the steps necessary to do so can seem overwhelming. Once you realize that your relationship with alcohol needs to be reevaluated, the possibilities of what comes next may be the reason you don’t actually get help; fear has a way of halting progress. Fortunately, finding and completing treatment for those who struggle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) does not need to invoke alarm or panic.
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Increase Recovery Capital for Your Client
August 15, 2022
A client shakes the hand of his therapist before session about increasing recovery capital
Assisting those with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) takes adaptability. Because AUD is such an individualized disease, therapists, Recovery Coaches, and other Treatment Professionals have found that a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice when helping their clients manage this disorder. 
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The Importance of Connection for Addiction Recovery
August 2, 2022
A smiling woman connecting during addiction recovery meetup
For those who have experienced a loss of relationships during their addiction, prioritizing connection with others may feel like foreign territory. However, having a support system or Recovery Circle is crucial to sustaining lifelong recovery. 
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Recovery Capital and its Role in Helping with Lasting Recovery
July 11, 2022
A therapy session in group about recovery capital
One of the main advantages of utilizing a Recovery Capital approach is the ability to gain and lose capital; it is constantly ever-changing. By utilizing programs like Soberlink or attending community Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, those with AUD can regain power over their lives and their sobriety. Choosing to work on building your Recovery Capital takes hard work and patience, but the nature of the methodology allows for growth and flexibility during treatment and recovery.
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Ways to Stay Connected to Loved Ones During Recovery
July 11, 2022
A father and son staying connected during recovery
Navigating alcoholism or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can be a lonely and isolating experience. Those who suffer from this disease often lose loved ones, which can result in a lack of support.However, those in recovery often find that their Recovery Circle is incredibly supportive of their healthier lifestyle pursuit. Friends and family most often champion their loved one through treatment and recovery and help build a robust support system to prevent relapse.
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What to Drink When You Stop Drinking: Embracing Soda-Water
July 6, 2022
Pouring a glass of soda water
Becoming sober is an extraordinary accomplishment; however, the transition to a sober lifestyle can feel overwhelming. Addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can become all-consuming in people's lives and when they choose to get treatment for their chronic disease, they must abandon old behaviors to embrace a new way of living.
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