Addiction Recovery Blog

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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Benefits of Remote Alcohol Monitoring in Private Practice
May 18, 2020
Benefits of Remote Alcohol Monitoring
Humans are social beings by nature. At the root of human existence is the desire to connect with others and feel seen. Providing that deeper level of connection, private practice addiction counselors and therapists take a personalized approach to sobriety that encourages long-term recovery, despite everyday challenges and unprecedented circumstances.
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Isolation While Coping with Change and Addiction
May 18, 2020
Woman in Isolation while Coping with Change and Addiction
COVID-19 restrictions have altered the daily fabric of life throughout the U.S. Due to stay-at-home orders, many people are struggling with stressors, such as unemployment and isolation. These factors often lead to depression and increased levels of stress. This can make it challenging to maintain sobriety.
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The Key to Individualized Alcohol Addiction Treatment
April 16, 2020
Handshake after Alcohol Addiction Session
You’ve heard the saying, “No two people are alike.” The same understanding applies to addiction treatment. Since no two people have identical experiences, individualized alcohol addiction treatment is the best way to facilitate recovery. Facilities that offer a unique approach to each person who walks through their doors yield the best results.
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Why Aftercare is Important in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
March 24, 2020
Young woman looking at the sea
Recovery is a journey, not a destination. For clients with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), rehabilitation plays a significant role in recovery as individuals attain sobriety and begin to find inner peace. The journey doesn’t stop there, however. Aftercare is the next critical step as clients exit the “treatment bubble” of rehabilitation and reorient themselves into another chapter of their life.
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How to Introduce Soberlink to Your Clients
February 4, 2020
Introducing Clients to Soberlink Alcohol Monitoring
Stigma of Alcohol Monitoring. For many people, there is a stigma associated with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and alcohol monitoring. Remaining anonymous is a very important part of recovery for many people. Unfortunately, this anonymity also implies that AUD is something that should be hidden.
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