Addiction Recovery Blog

Holiday Mocktail Recipes

How to Navigate the Holidays in Recovery

Why is Alcohol Addictive?

How Long Does it Take to Break an Addiction?

What Happens When You Stop Drinking for 30 Days?

How to Get Sober Without AA

Why Attend an Intensive Outpatient Program in Virginia?

How to Redefine Your Relationship with Alcohol

How to Maintain a Social Life While Sober

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Opioid Epidemic

Tips for Having a Sober Halloween

How Tough Love Affects Addicts

Benefits of Attending Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Virginia

Maintaining Sobriety in a Post-Covid World

How Alcohol Affects Your Mental Health

How to Remain Alcohol Aware All Year Long

Coping With Anxiety Without the Help of Alcohol

How to Help a Loved One Battling Addiction

Christina Kimbrough: Finding Sobriety in the Midst of a Pandemic

Why & How to Stop Comparing Your Recovery

Health Benefits of Taking a Break from Drinking

Practical Tips for Achieving Your Goal to Quit Drinking

Gentry Jones: 4 Ways to Stay Strong During the Early Days of Sobriety

RawRecoveryTalk: Changing The Stigma Surrounding Addiction

The Difference Between Intensive Outpatient & Traditional Treatment Programs

5 Common Relapse Triggers and How to Avoid Them

How is Codependency Linked to Substance Abuse?

Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Hinder My Recovery?

Covid is Causing Increased Drinking

Both Outpatient and Remote Addiction Treatment Options at Aquila Recovery

Can I Take Prescription Drugs During Recovery?

Dealing with Substance Use Bullies

Euphoric Recall

Want to Reduce Your Cancer Risk? Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

Your Intervention Didn't Work, Now What?

A Look at Addiction Recovery Rates

If You're Defensive About Your Drinking, You Might Have a Problem

Choosing the Right Addiction Treatment Program

The Long-Term Mental Effects of Alcohol

Is Drug Addiction the Same as Alcohol Addiction?

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Stress

The Problem With Using Alcohol To Unwind

How is Dual Diagnosis Treated?

Dating in Recovery

Step 1 of Addiction Treatment: Being Ready to Receive It

Helping Your Loved Ones Stay Sober In 2019

Dual Diagnosis: How can anxiety affect my recovery?

Celebrating New Holiday Traditions

Giving Thanks: The Power of Mindfulness in Recovery

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Seasonal Affective Disorder

10 facts you didn’t know about co-occurring disorders

The Link Between Traumatic Childhood Experiences and Substance Use Disorder

Their Substance Use Disorder is Affecting Your Family

How Can I De-stress Without Drinking Alcohol?

Celebrating Recovery Milestones

This is Why Drinking Actually Makes You Feel More Stressed Out

The Role of Denial in Addiction Treatment

12 Tips for a Successful SMART Recovery

12-Steps Program vs. Smart Recovery: Choosing What Fits

The Power of Setting Smart Goals for Addiction Recovery

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Setting and Measuring your SMART Goals 

Measuring SMART Goals for Recovery

The Power of Mantras and Positive Affirmations in Recovery

Seeking Out Positive People to Aid in Recovery

Visualizing Your Path to Recovery

How A Positive Lifestyle Change Can Help You Overcome A Relapse

Addiction Recovery is Easier with a Strong Support System

The Role of Stress Management in Relapse Prevention

How Addiction Effects the Entire Family

What Really Happens When You Quit Drinking Alcohol?

Coping with Slips and Relapses

Strengthen Families & Communities this National Recovery Month

The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Addiction Recovery Coaching

How Meditation Can Help Addiction Recovery

The Effectiveness of Holistic Treatment in Rehab

What is SMART Recovery?

The Importance of Collegiate Recovery

Addressing Employee Substance Use Disorder

Setting SMART Goals for Addiction

Celebrating YOUR Independence Day

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

Alcohol Use & Women Over 60

Recognizing a High Functioning Alcoholic

The Link Between Workaholism & Alcoholism

The Secret to Recovery is Not Keeping it a Secret

Why You Should Track Every Time You Want a Drink

Easter Dinner: How to Avoid Drinking in Social Situations

Alcohol Screening: Are You Drinking Too Much?

How Do I Talk to My Child About Alcohol?

Did the Idea of Giving up Alcohol for Lent Scare You?

Creativity, Mindfulness and Recovery

Are My Kids at Risk?

Am I a “Binge” Drinker?

Enforcing Your Own Travel Ban: Tips for Alcohol and Drug Recovery

The Addiction Cycle Part III: Preoccupation/Anticipation Stage

Opioid Addiction: New SAMHSA Interactive Recovery Tool

The Addiction Cycle Part II: Withdrawal/Negative Affect Stage

What Does the 21st Century Cures Act Mean for Addiction Treatment?

The Addiction Cycle Part I: Key Points for Addiction Treatment

Don’t Let Blue Monday Get You Down!

Alcohol & Drugs Hijacked My Brain

Four Behaviors Central to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Why Can’t I Quit? Understanding Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Facing Addiction: Points from the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

There is Much to be Thankful for this Year in Addiction Treatment

Choosing an Outpatient Treatment Program

Moving On From a Recovery Home

HALT – Relapse Prevention Tool

Celebrate Recovery!

How to Host a Sober Party

Effects of Alcohol Use on the Body

Alcohol Recovery: How to Not Drink at Social Events

Overcoming a Slip or Relapse

Summer Binge Video Gaming

Moving & Recovery

What Exactly To Pack In Your Sobriety Kit

I Want to Cut Down Drinking, But Can't

Packing Your Sobriety Kit In Your Carry On

The Risk of Taking More Than Your Prescribed Dose

How Addiction Affects Your Job

How to Break a Bad Habit

Marijuana Use in Teens & Young Adults: 3 Key Points for Family Members

How to Stop Drinking at Work Events

The Drinking Has Stopped, But the Fighting Hasn't. What's Wrong?

Marijuana Addiction Increasing with Changing Legal Status

How Peer Support Services Help Addiction Recovery

CDC Releases Guidance for “Doctor Driven” Prescription Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Understanding Why Your Loved One Loves to Get Drunk

Am I Codependent?

The Power of Positive Thought

Underage Drinking: What you need to know and how you can help.

Benefits of a Gratitude List in Recovery

How to Be Social and Sober

Identifying Triggers Can Reduce Chances of a Relapse

The Limits of Safe Alcohol Use

If it is becoming legal, why is pot use so bad?

What Are the Medication Options for Treating Alcohol Dependence?

When is it Time to Leave an Addicted Partner?

What do Substance Misuse and Binge Eating Disorder have in common?

How do I Take Care of Myself While Living With Someone Addicted to Substances?

Does Pot Really Make You Lazy?

Efficacious Medication Options for Alcohol Dependence Treatment in Primary Care

How do I communicate with an addicted loved one?

How do I find the courage to say I need help for my addiction?

I Know I Abuse My Prescription Meds, What Are My Treatment Options?

Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care

Taking Back My Life Video

What is Outpatient Addiction Therapy?

Alcohol Isn't an Antidepressant

Alcohol – A cancer risk “hiding in plain sight.”

Making a Difference….

Recovery Month

One Hundred Years

Choosing to Embrace my Teachers

Reaching the Insured

Mainstreaming Addiction Health

One Million Lives

Knowing Your Full Value

Night School for Saving Lives