Sober Living: Is It Right for You?
You successfully complete treatment and think to yourself, “Finally, I have my life back. Everything can go back to normal. I’m ready for this.” And while that is true for many, for some, the pressures of returning to real world settings – work, family obligations, school, and financial responsibilities – can be very challenging. Often, … Continued
4 Ways to Support Your Loved One’s Recovery During the Holidays
Posted in: Family Wellness
November 20, 2017
The holidays are often a time for joy and celebration, but for many people in recovery the holidays can also bring stress, fear, and relapse. It is important to find the right balance that allows you to enjoy the season without jeopardizing your loved one’s recovery. Practice Open Communication One of the biggest concerns that … Continued
You Ask & We Answer
Posted in: Recovery
November 16, 2017
Q. How do I explain an employment gap in my resume due to my drug addiction? — Collin A., Springfield, MA A. Overcoming addiction is difficult and certainly not something you should be ashamed of. But it is also not something you are obligated to share with everyone, especially the stranger who is interviewing you. … Continued
Ways to Manage Chronic Pain as a Sober Person
Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and if you are one of them, you know the profound effect it can have on someone’s daily life. Not only does being in a constant state of pain cause many individuals to become irritable and frustrated but it can also negatively impact their physical and mental … Continued
How Does Trauma Affect Men and How Does That Impact Their Treatment?
Posted in: Treatment
November 10, 2017
Addressing trauma is an important part of healing and recovery, but this can be particularly difficult do for men who are accustomed to repressing their emotions. In this short video, Devon Hawes, Detox Clinician at Mountainside, discusses how trauma affects men and their addiction treatment.