Should You Detox Before an Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction?

February 24th, 2017|Addiction Information, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Recovery|

The question of whether or not to go to medical detox before rehab or an intensive outpatient program is one everyone has when they’re deciding how best to go about their recovery. Alcohol detox and drug detox can make the entire process much easier, and can even save lives in the case of severe symptoms [...]

My Recovery: The Best Decision I Ever Made

February 20th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ~ Anne Frank I have been sober for seven years, five weeks, and three days. But who’s counting, [...]

The Power of the 12 Step Program and How it Fits Into Your Recovery

February 16th, 2017|12 steps, Addiction Information, Recovery|

“In all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of humility. We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.” ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions The Twelve Steps [...]

Life or Death: 15 Signs You Need to Get Sober ASAP

February 12th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Addiction Information|

We all know that addiction is a problem. Alcohol addiction, drug addiction, process addictions they all cause problems. That’s why we know it’s a serious issue when we recognize that someone is actually suffering from addiction. What is a little more difficult, however, is figuring out exactly when addiction starts. It’s not like addiction has [...]

How to Support a Loved One During Addiction Treatment in WA State

February 8th, 2017|Addiction & Relationships, Recovery|

Do you live in WA state and want to help a family member or a loved one who is struggling with addiction? This article may help you navigate what next steps you can take to help them and yourself. The state of Washington is known for many things. It’s the home state of Microsoft, Amazon [...]

Sobriety: The Gift that Keeps On Giving

February 4th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|

I’ll always remember how angry I was the day someone suggested I give up drinking. I had gone out with some friends to celebrate my birthday. My birthday technically fell on a Monday, so we all went out for drinks the Saturday before. Things got a little crazy, as they always would with the crew. [...]

Common Questions About Intensive Outpatient Programs for Addiction

February 1st, 2017|Outpatient Programs, Recovery|

For many, addiction can be one of the most difficult things to overcome, and intensive outpatient programs may be the best way for those struggling with addiction to recover. When the word ‘rehab’ comes up, most people tend to think of residential rehab, or inpatient addiction treatment programs. This is the kind of addiction treatment [...]