This is what Addiction feels like.

By Belle Ogrodowski You cannot fully understand addiction unless you have walked down that road —and the same applies for the loved ones of the addicted. From the addict’s perspective, once we have become addicted to a substance, everything in us wants to get – and to be – sober, but we are bound to our … Read more

The Importance of Connection for Women in Recovery

Psychologist holding female patient's jand

Women suffering from addiction Men and women have different needs during recovery. Addiction affects all people the same in some ways and much different in other ways. For example, men are more likely to suffer addiction overall, but women are more likely to telescope from normal usage to abuse. Also, self-medication is more prevalent in … Read more

SAMHSA: Health. Home. Purpose. Community.

September is National Recovery Month, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)-sponsored event that boosts awareness and comprehension of mental and substance use disorders, and honors the individuals living in recovery. National Recovery Month (AKA Recovery Month) is held each September to teach Americans that substance use treatment, as well as mental health … Read more

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made … Read more