Tips for Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, marking the beginning of the holiday season. For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax and celebrate with friends, family, and lots of food. As with most other holidays, alcohol usually plays a significant role in Thanksgiving celebrations. Navigating Thanksgiving without an alcoholic beverage in hand might feel like…

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What Is the Right Medication-Assisted Treatment Program?

Severe addictions are not easy to recover from, even if an individual is ready to commit to treatment and is prepared to maintain a sober lifestyle. Sometimes, the thought of detoxing and the fear of substance withdrawal symptoms can discourage even the most adamant of possible recovering addicts. In cases like this, getting professional help…

What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Depression and Addiction Look Like?

It’s common for those with a depressive order to struggle with substance abuse issues. Depression can lead many to attempt to distract themselves or mask the problem with drugs or alcohol, which may help them momentarily, but ultimately causes the depression to worsen. A dual diagnosis treatment program is often necessary to address these co-occurring…

Adult Drug Abuse Indicated By Adolescent Substance Abuse, Memory, and Impulsivity

Recent research has indicated that when adolescent substance use goes unchecked, it can indicate adult drug use and abuse. As such, it is essential to seek out the best possible adolescent substance use treatment center. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we’re proud to offer exceptional substance use treatment for adolescent boys around the country. To…

Is There a Difference Between Cocaine Addiction and Cocaine Abuse?

It’s relatively common to draw a line between the terms “addiction” and “abuse” when discussing substance use, but is there really a difference? To put it briefly, the answer is a definitive yes, but the line between the two can become easily blurred, particularly when discussing cocaine use and cocaine addiction treatment. Cocaine doesn’t produce…

What You Will Learn in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Drug and alcohol addiction can damage many areas of a person’s life. That includes relationships, career goals, self-confidence, and daily life skills. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly used therapies to help a person move forward in their lives through addiction recovery. A cognitive-behavioral therapy program teaches you how to control thoughts…