Addiction Recovery Blog

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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Why it's Necessary to Learn Effective Coping Strategies for Addiction
April 27, 2021
Middle-Aged man standing on beach looking relaxed.
Dealing with addiction can get deceptive and become a source of continuous turmoil for you or your loved ones. Navigating addiction can also present crippling obstacles for your family as they learn how to abandon co-dependent tendencies and develop boundaries. To help improve recovery, it's imperative to make and commit to a coping plan. 
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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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