Making the decision to get help for an addiction is not easy. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult things that you can do. We don’t like to admit that we need help. That’s natural, but it can also be a roadblock to healing. Even when you know that rehabilitation is necessary, it’s common for … [Read more...] about Inspiring Quotes and Sayings to Help People in Recovery
Addiction to opioid pain medications has been all over the news in recent months. Medical professionals, addiction specialists, and politicians have all expressed concern that opioid drug abuse has turned into an epidemic in the United States and are taking steps to address the issue. One of the … [Read more...] about What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse?
Unlike using illegal drugs, drinking alcohol is a socially acceptable activity. We do it when we’re out with friends and at home. Consuming alcohol is commonplace that it can make be difficult to tell when someone has lost control. One of the most common questions we get at Alpine Recovery Lodge … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between Casual Drinking and Alcoholism
Addiction, whether to alcohol, illegal narcotics or prescription medication, is a serious issue that can have a profound effect not only on the person with the addiction, but on their families, friends, and even co-workers. Addiction has created a certain social stereotype and preconceived … [Read more...] about The Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders Found with Addiction
When I was little, I liked the idea of keeping a journal. I couldn’t wait until I knew how to spell enough words to keep one. As soon as I was able to write complete sentences on my own, I used some of my allowance to buy my first journal. It was a floral fabric covered book, full of lined pages … [Read more...] about Advancing the Healing Process Through Journaling
When you’re recovering from a drug addiction, one of the most challenging aspects of life after rehab is learning how to combat addiction triggers and cravings. At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we work with our patients to give them the tools they need to do that. Every recovering addict is unique, but … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Addiction Triggers and Cravings
One thing we always keep in mind at Alpine Recovery Lodge is that overcoming addiction isn’t something that ends in rehab – it’s something that starts there. As our patients finish our program and return to their lives, it’s important to give them the tools they need to avoid relapsing into their … [Read more...] about Common Relapse Triggers That Could Send Your Loved One into a Downward Spiral
Alcoholism, unfortunately, is a big epidemic in the United States. About 50% of Americans have consumed alcohol at one point or continue to do so in their lives. According to the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2014, about 25% of the study participants reported … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Staging an Alcohol Intervention
Addiction recovery is a lifelong process if you ask any addict. The steps that it took to get to recovery, alone, are a strong indication of how much an addict has gone through to find peace and treatment. Now that the addict is in a recovery stage, he or she must find strong support systems to … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Building a Solid Support System During Addiction Recovery
When it comes to treating addiction of any kind, therapy is an important part of the rehabilitation process. After all, it’s not enough simply to rid the body of drugs or alcohol. Effective rehabilitation also works to discover the underlying issues that led to addiction. For many of our patients … [Read more...] about Individual or Group Therapy – Which One is Best for You?