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Developing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Healthy recovery begins by developing a relationship with one’s self while remaining abstinent from drugs and alcohol. Through the process of self-discovery in sobriety, there will come the acceptance of a new personal identity, which will lend itself to taking inventory of one’s past behaviors and resentments, and open the door to forgiveness, change, and … Continued

Getting Your Parent into Addiction Treatment

The nation is going through one of the worst drug epidemics in recent years, and there have been countless stories about how parents have had to fight to get their children into addiction treatment. As the crisis grows, however, there have been a number of cases where adult children have had to begin the process … Continued

Getting the Most Out of Outpatient Treatment with Individual Therapy

Outpatient Treatment There is a common misconception that outpatient treatment is not as effective as inpatient treatment, and that’s simply not the case. According to a study in the journal European Addiction Research, outpatient treatment is just as valuable and perhaps even more effective for certain individuals. Those who are in good physical health and … Continued

Addiction & Recovery: Real Talk on Talking About Your Recovery on the Job

In this video, clinician Whitney Balliet offers advice on individuals sharing their recovery status with their employers.

You Ask & We Answer

Q. I recently started taking painkillers for my bad back. I’ve read all the horror stories in the news about falling prey to addiction. What can I do to not fall into the trap? Alex E., Framingham, MA A. This is an excellent question. There are several ways you can support yourself to manage your … Continued