a woman helps a friend with stress awareness

How Can Stress Awareness Benefit Your Recovery?

Stress Awareness Month is the ideal time to think about your own stress management skills. Every April since 1992, this month has been dedicated to bringing awareness to stress and the development of coping mechanisms. Stress is a part of life for many people. Yet, it is often a compounding factor of complications for those…

woman who is dealing with relapse in quarantine

What to Do if You Relapse During Quarantine

Isolation is a leading cause of addiction. When you feel lonely or anxious and have little accountability, you are more tempted to drink or take drugs. For this reason, relapse in GA is common with people who are stuck at home during the pandemic. If you are in recovery, you may be feeling especially vulnerable…

people talking about codependency

What Is Codependency?

Doctors initially used the term codependency to describe an individual in a relationship with a substance use disorder victim. However, the term now incorporates a wide range of dependent behaviors, including physical, social, and emotional. According to statistics, tens of millions of women in America have the condition. If you are experiencing symptoms of this…

woman thinking about detox before rehab

Should You Really Detox Before Rehab?

You’ve bravely decided to get help for your drug or alcohol abuse. Understanding the process can seem a little bewildering. It might even raise an important question: should you really detox before rehab? The answer can be tricky, given differences in various drugs.  Often, detox before rehab is the best sequence to follow for long-term…