Recovery Blogs

January 21, 2023
Folks sitting in chairs in a support group

Support Groups in Recovery

There is no one singular pathway to recovery and that is reflected in the wide variety of support groups and networks that exist today for various substance abuse disorders and compulsive disorders.
January 21, 2023
Patient talking to health professional about how long they should stay in treatment

How Long Should I Stay In Treatment?

For those seeking treatment for their addiction for the first time there will be many questions. What is it like? How do I go about getting the right help? What treatment facility is right for me? One question that comes up frequently is, “How long do I need to be in rehab?”.
January 15, 2023
Man on a beach with head on hands, overwhelmed with shame and substance abuse issues

Shame and Substance Abuse

One of the more difficult aspects that those afflicted with a substance use disorder experience is the feeling of shame associated with their process.
January 12, 2023
People at an addiction treatment program in Massachusetts hugging during group therapy

Addiction Treatment Programs in Massachusetts

Many college campuses in Massachusetts offer some form of educational service for drug and alcohol abuse. Some campuses even have recovery support organizations for their students. However, when we think of college life these are not the first things that come to mind.
January 10, 2023
Folks laughing during group therapy in a sober living facility

Sober Living and Addiction Treatment

Many individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder receive some form of professional intervention to stop the abuse of drugs or alcohol.  This usually begins with admission to a medically supervised inpatient drug and alcohol detox facility to be stabilized during the withdrawal process. 
January 9, 2023
Person holding the holds of a heroin addict, trying to help them

How To Help A Heroin Addict Quit

Watching a family member or friend live with a heroin addiction can be frustrating, heartbreaking, and exhausting. Luckily, there are many ways you can help a heroin addict quit using the drug.
November 21, 2022
Two men discussing cocaine detox in MA.

Cocaine Detox in Massachusetts

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that is sold illegally. It is come in a white powdered form and can be ingested, snorted, or injected directly into the blood stream with a hypodermic needle. 
November 14, 2022
Two people discuss a relapse prevention plan

How To Create A Relapse Prevention Plan

Having a relapse prevention plan can help you get through some of the more challenging parts of recovery without losing all the progress you’ve made. Here’s what you need to know about relapse prevention planning.
October 5, 2022
Early recovery tips

Tips for Early Recovery

Early recovery can be a struggle. However, if you have made the decision to step away from drugs and alcohol you have done one of the harder things in addiction.
October 4, 2022
Dealing with cravings in early recovery

Dealing with Cravings in Early Recovery

You made the decision to get help for your substance abuse problems. You entered into a medical detox facility then went on to either an inpatient or outpatient thirty-day treatment program.
October 3, 2022
Medically assisted treatment

Medically Assisted Treatment

The treatment for substance abuse is ever evolving as we learn more about the disease of addiction. One aspect of this has been finding the proper way to overcome the hurdle that many addicts face as it pertains to the mental aspect that comes with a substance use disorder.
October 2, 2022
Alcohol detox

The Alcohol Detox Process

For most individuals, alcohol is a social drink, one to socialize with and drink in moderation. However, for others, alcohol can cause serious health problems. This is the case when a person suffers from alcoholism.
October 1, 2022
Talking about heroin detox

The Heroin Detox Process

There exists a drug in this world that is one of the most addictive substances known to man. It has the capability to tear families apart, destroy lives and utterly change a person’s personality.
August 5, 2022
different forms of fentanyl

Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Addiction

Dependence and addiction to any opioid can happen at any time to any person. The longer someone takes any opioid, including fentanyl, the more likely they are to develop a dependence or an addiction.
February 24, 2022
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How Deadly is Fentanyl?

Between May 2020 and April 2021, there were more than 100,000 overdose deaths, with almost two-thirds of them linked to overdoses of fentanyl or similar opioids, according to the CDC.
February 23, 2022
adderall pills

Understanding the Dangers of Adderall

If taken as prescribed by a doctor, Adderall can help manage ADHD, resulting in increased focus and calm. However, when abused, the drug can lead to adverse side effects.