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What it Means to “Trust the Process”

One of the last things you may want to hear when you’re trying to get sober is someone telling you to just “trust the process.” What does this even mean? How can anyone expect you to trust something you don’t understand? Well, that is basically what trusting the process means: To have faith in whatRead More

Craziest Ideas You Have in Detox

Anyone who lands in detox usually doesn’t show up playing with a full deck of cards. We don’t wind up here because life has been going so great and we are the picture of mental health. No, we’re here because we thought making a run to the grocery store at 2am for baking soda wasRead More

Can You Convince Someone to go to Treatment?

Watching a loved one spiral downward into the grasp of addiction is scary, lonely, and heartbreaking. It’s a feeling of helplessness as they continue to use every day, and there is nothing you can do or say to stop it. You can convince someone to go to treatment, but not if they don’t want helpRead More

Detox Shouldn’t Be a Punishment for Addiction

Addicts and non-addicts alike may hold the belief that detox is supposed to be some kind of punishment. Whether you believe in divine retribution, karma, or just physics, the law of cause and effect is central to how we think. If addiction is the fault of the addict, then the discomfort of detox is theRead More

Signs of a Good Treatment Center

Once you’ve made the decision to get clean and sober, searching for a treatment center can be extremely daunting.  You likely don’t know what aspects to look for and unfortunately some rehabilitation centers only care about money.  A quality treatment center’s primary goal is to help you to get clean and well again, for longRead More

What is Stimulant Drug Addiction?

The drugs that are categorized as stimulants are among the most commonly abused substances. Stimulants can be an illegal drug, such as cocaine or crystal meth, or something that can be obtained legally, such as an Adderall prescription from a medical professional. Drugs in this category affect the central nervous system. They cause increased alertnessRead More

What are the Different Levels of Recovery?

Addiction is a disease that affects people differently. Some people will show the same symptoms or behaviors as others, while different individuals will have symptoms that aren’t similar in any way. In the U.S., we’ve been working to help people overcome their addictions since the late 1800s. In all this time, we’ve learned that justRead More