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The first step towards recovery is always intimidating. We make it easy for you with information on treatment programs, factors to consider and more.

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Study Finds Gaps in Treatment in Spite of Opioid Epidemic

By Rebecca Kovacs

Opioid addicts who are either uninsured or have Medicaid often encounter barriers to treatment. Continue Reading

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The 2 Types of Recovery Hotlines and When to Use Each One

By M. Lujan

There are two kinds of hotlines you can use during addiction recovery. Here's which one is right for your situation. Continue Reading

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Why Finding Mental Health Assistance Can Seem Impossible

By Leia Rivera

Follow these suggestions if you are experiencing difficulties with finding the right or appropriate care. Continue Reading

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4 Steps to Forming Your Decision on Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

The decision to seek treatment is usually layered in doubt, but these 4 tips can help you determine the best fit for you. Continue Reading

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The 3 Biggest Fears I Had About Getting Sober

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

Fear is a painful and difficult emotion to deal with. It took me an awful long time to face mine, and it has been an arduous pr... Continue Reading

Active addict contemplates whether or not to enter a detox facility

The Pros of Going to a Detox Center Far Outweigh the Cons

By Rebecca Kovacs

Many fear that quitting drugs or alcohol means going through an agonizing transitional phase. But, proper treatment makes this ... Continue Reading

Why Recovery Is Not a Matter of Willpower

By Tess Chedsey

Contrary to popular belief, an eyes-on-the-prize mindset is not the ultimate key to a successful long-term recovery. Continue Reading

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The Time is Now: The Minute Recovery Finally Clicked for Me

By Rebecca Kovacs

What does it take to finally quit? Each individual needs to find that extra something that helps them move out of addiction and... Continue Reading

6 Practical Baby Steps That Gets You Into Treatment

By Joanne Chu

We spoke to Dr. Jantz at the conference where he breaks down this daunting task into 6 practical baby steps. Continue Reading

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5 Signs That It’s Time to Get Help NOW

By Leia Rivera

In active addiction, there are several events along the way that lead to rock bottom—some being easier to recognize than others. Continue Reading

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What to Do When Insurance Doesn't Cover You

By Leia Rivera

If you or a loved one find yourself in a similar situation, don’t lose hope. You still have several other options you can work ... Continue Reading

Woman reflects on her fears about getting sober

10 Fears Addicts May Have When Seeking Treatment

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

Addicts often have many fears when entering rehab. Continue Reading

How Do Moms Get Treatment?

By Audrey Beim

If you’re a mom who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you understand firsthand how devastating addiction can be and how challeng... Continue Reading

Person's ego gets in the way of recovery

How Your Overactive Ego Could be Blocking Your Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, and life coach and possesses three degrees in counseling and psychology, focusing on addictions and women’s studies.

An overactive ego is far too often the reason why many addicts remain active in their addiction and refuse to get help. Continue Reading

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5 Tips on Finding a Rehab That’s Right For You

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

It’s important to take the necessary steps in finding what fits and what doesn’t before signing up for treatment. Continue Reading

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