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The Power of Addiction Recovery: Before and After Photos and Stories

Kelly FitzgeraldSober Living

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with harrowing images of addiction. Whether it’s people overdosing, people passed out on the street or behind the ... Read more
November 15th 2016
Kelly Fitzgerald
Sober Living

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Dopamine: The brain's reward.

What Is Dopamine And How Does It Relate To Addiction?

Dave MurrowSubstance Abuse

Happiness. Love. Pleasure. Motivation. Each of these feelings have a chemical in the brain working behind the scene to signal that it is about to ... Read more
November 14th 2016
Dave Murrow
Substance Abuse

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6 Ways to Understand The Changes In Addiction and Treatment Recovery

Kelly FitzgeraldSubstance Abuse

It’s hard to know what to expect when you’re thinking about getting sober. If you’re like me, you do the research first. You might head ... Read more
November 1st 2016
Kelly Fitzgerald
Substance Abuse

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How Does Recreational Drug Use Turn into Addiction?

Liz LazzaraSubstance Abuse

If you’re a recreational substance user, the chances are that you only use drugs or alcohol ‘socially,’ meaning your use is limited to social settings where a ... Read more
October 20th 2016
Liz Lazzara
Substance Abuse

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Recovery Playlist: 10 Songs About Addiction And Sobriety

Recovery Playlist: 10 Songs About Addiction And Sobriety

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Recovery, Sober Living

There’s something comforting about a good song. Beats and melodies we can listen to over and over again and lyrics we will never forget. There ... Read more
October 19th 2016
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Recovery, Sober Living

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Does Drug Rehab Work? See Success Rates and Statistics

Liz LazzaraRehab

If you’re thinking about recovery or have already begun your journey to sobriety, you’ve probably heard some scary statistics about inpatient treatment, residential treatment, detox, ... Read more
October 6th 2016
Liz Lazzara
Rehab

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Understanding Drug Testing For Your Child

Understanding Drug Testing For Your Child

Dave MurrowSubstance Abuse

After all the joys of parenting young children, there comes a time when those toddlers grow up into middle school age and high school age. ... Read more
September 27th 2016
Dave Murrow
Substance Abuse

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Drunkorexia: An alarming trend sweeping college campuses

Drunkorexia: An alarming trend sweeping college campuses

Lindsey HallAlcohol Treatment, Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Drunkorexia—it’s a term that sounds like a joke, but is a growing behavioral trend on college campuses and well into adulthood. Referred to as “the ... Read more

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Sobriety Is Not Boring: 10 Reasons Why I Love Living Sober

The Recovery VillageHope, Recovery, Sober Living

Most people find sobriety terrifying. That’s because they have no idea what to expect or they believe the countless misconceptions that plague the media and ... Read more
September 16th 2016
The Recovery Village
Hope, Recovery, Sober Living

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7 Things To Look For When Finding a Sponsor

Beth LeipholtzSober Living

If you’ve found yourself maintaining sobriety through attending 12-step meetings, it’s likely that in addition to reading the Big Book and daily affirmations, someone has suggested ... Read more
September 12th 2016
Beth Leipholtz
Sober Living