What is Dual Diagnosis? It’s more common than you think Dual diagnosis is a medical term used to describe the co-occurence of addiction and a mental health condition. As many as 40 to 60 percent of patients have a dual diagnosis. Succesful treatment includes a
So, You’re Ready for Your First Job after Treatment for Addiction Getting a Job While Newly Sober is the Next Step in Your Recovery Getting a job when newly sober can feel overwhelming, especially for those of us who haven’t worked in a long time. But
Ten Ways to Manage Relapse Triggers and Stay Sober Thoughts, televisions shows, and places where we’ve once used can all be triggers for relapse. Use the ten tips in this article to manage relapse triggers and protect your sobriety. Do whatever you can to put
Residential Recovery Facilities Improve Success Rates Give yourself the gift of clean time that residential recovery offers After an addict has detoxed, they are commonly told to go to a residential treatment facility. Studies show that long-term treatment for addiction improves success rates. People who
Tradition 12 in Alcoholics Anonymous Understanding AA’s twelfth tradition “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.” In most AA meetings, we read the twelve steps and the twelve traditions. Our sponsors teach us how to
The One Thing Stronger than Addiction is Love When I first got sober, I told people I was doing it for my family. Almost everyone told me that I couldn’t get sober for someone else and that if I tried, I would fail. But I
For family members who may be predisposed to addiction and substance abuse, family therapy is critical. Addiction is a family disease.