Addiction Recovery Blog

Why Treatment Professionals Should Model Their Practice After Licensed Professional Programs
December 2, 2021
Why Treatment Professionals Should Model Their Practice After Licensed Professional Programs
For those who struggle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), achieving recovery can be challenging, especially without support or the proper systems needed to succeed. Fortunately, Treatment Professionals aim to equip their clients with the tools necessary to make recovery achievable and help them reach the ultimate goal of obtaining and sustaining long-term sobriety. Most Treatment Professionals want long-standing sobriety to be the rule when treating clients, not the exception for AUD recovery. Meaning, many clinicians hope to implement systems that ensure lasting recovery, not just a temporary treatment plan.
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Signs You or Someone You Know is Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder
October 12, 2021
Signs you or someone close might be struggling with Alcoholism
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol sales have surged. Often used as a coping mechanism for stress and depression, excessive alcohol consumption can cause serious health issues and lead to Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
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Returning to the Office: The Pandemic’s Effect on Employees and Addiction
September 16, 2021
Young professional chatting with co-workers in the office
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the lives of everyone around the world were drastically affected, including those with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just two months into the stay at home order, it was recorded that out of 5400 people polled, nearly 13% voiced that they started using substances, or their previous substance consumption escalated due to the stress and uncertainty the pandemic produced. 
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Breaking Down Myths Surrounding Alcohol Addiction
August 24, 2021
Woman embracing friend in a comforting hug.
Certain myths and misconceptions like needing to drink at least eight glasses of water every day or humans using only 10% of their brain are common but mostly harmless. When it comes to myths that affect people’s lives and state of mind, it’s important to challenge our preconceived notions and expand our understanding.
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Aftercare Treatment Options for those Struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder
July 27, 2021
Woman in session with her Addiction Treatment Provider
For those who struggle with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), deciding to enter a treatment program is often the first step in a drastic lifestyle change. Beginning life in recovery is a process. Every day requires a conscious effort to move forward on a path towards sobriety. Therefore, it is important to have necessary plans and systems in place to make sure that when challenges arise, they can be assessed, addressed, and overcome.
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Discharge Planning Tips Every Addiction Treatment Provider Should Know for Successful Aftercare: Audio Interview
July 15, 2021
Treatment Professional for Aftercare
John Roesch, CAI, CASAC, CRC, CIP and Managing Principal and Founder at Life Assurance Recovery Care talks about his top discharge planning tips for aftercare. Learn how to help your clients succeed and achieve lasting recovery with his strategies and tools.
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Signs Your Client Could be Headed Towards a Relapse
June 16, 2021
Client having emotional conversation over Zoom with her Treatment Professional.
For a person struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder, achieving sobriety is a huge accomplishment, but it is also an everyday struggle. No matter how long a person has abstained from drinking alcohol, they are still at risk for relapse. However, with the help of a Treatment Professional and a strong Recovery Circle, it is easier to identify triggers, spot the early warning signs of relapse, and stay on the road to recovery.
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The Red Songbird Foundation & Soberlink: An interview with Jason Wahler
June 14, 2021
With mirroring goals in mind, Soberlink and The Red Songbird Foundation have joined forces to offer those struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder an opportunity to use the intuitive system to supplement their recovery. In a Q&A with Soberlink, Wahler explains how he believes Soberlink would have been a great resource for him in his own recovery because it provides “an additional layer of accountability.” Wahler continues, “It’s a very non-intrusive process that takes less time out of your day than meeting someone face to face.”
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Toxic Myths about Alcohol Use Disorder: Understanding the Disease to Provide Better Support
May 27, 2021
Woman placing hand on man's shoulder offering emotional support.
Even though we have more access to information regarding Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) than ever before, there are still many misconceptions surrounding the disease. Over-generalizations and assumptions can be toxic roadblocks that prevent those who struggle with overusing alcohol from getting the help they need.
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Why Private Practice Addiction Professionals are Implementing Alcohol Monitoring: Audio Interview
May 14, 2021
Addiction Treatment Counselor
Michael O'Brien, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC II, SAP, NCAC I joins us for an interview about his Private Practice and Alcohol Monitoring. Listen to his thoughts on how Soberlink's remote alcohol monitoring system has improved his practice and benefited his clients, and learn how to implement alcohol monitoring for yourself.
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