Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Social?

We all have unique personalities and interact differently with groups of people. The thought of going to rehab for a shy or reclusive...

Will I Learn to Trust Again After Being Betrayed

Substance abuse takes a tremendous toll on any relationship, whether friendship, family ties, or even marriage. It is for this reason that...

Learning to Trust the Method in Treatment

When you first start treatment for abuse for drugs like Xanax, some of the terminology used and specific steps are likely going to be new...

How to Talk to a Friend About Their Depression

If your friend is acting oddly, then it is normal for you to feel concerned. For instance, if your friend interacts with you less than she...

The Different Challenges of Quitting Alcohol Versus Drugs

While alcohol is a drug, the recovery process for alcohol is somewhat different than recovery for other drugs such as heroin, Vicodin or...

Navigating the Holidays With an Addicted Loved One

The holidays are often one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. This does not mean they cannot be great—even when you or...

Giving Back: Why Giving is a Great Way to Receive

When in recovery from addiction to drugs like Xanax, it is very easy to focus most of your attention on your own personal successes as well...

An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They Mean

When you start looking for treatment, you will likely see that many therapists have different credential abbreviations following their...

Addiction and Changing Your Ways

When you are an addict, you must embrace change. As you have seen in your own life, your options are to keep using or to get clean. One of...

Why You Should Be Involved in Your Rehab’s Alumni Program

Many rehabilitation programs have alumni programs that are a great way to help you in your recovery. The relationships established and...

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for Codependency

When you live with or are a family member of someone who is an addict, in many cases it is very easy to form a codependent relationship....

What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed at times in your recovery. Whether you just recently became sober or have been sober for an...

Reviewing CBT

Whether or not you know it by the official term, you likely know something about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This form of therapy...

A Snapshot of Rehab

Most of us think rehab looks a lot like what is shown on movies or television. You may even see a celebrity being interviewed, and he or...

My Child Is in Treatment. Now what?

One of the most difficult things you can face as a parent is to see your child struggle with a drug addiction to drugs like Xanax. You may...

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