Monthly Archives: March 2017

28 03, 2017

Interventions in WA State – How Do They Work?

2019-02-03T18:59:49+00:00March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

If you are the loved one of an addict or alcoholic who is deeply-rooted in their dependence, you may be wondering how to hold an intervention in WA state. The drug use and drinking of addicts and alcoholics not only affect their physical person but they impact the lives of everyone who loves them. When [...]

24 03, 2017

Drug Rehab Levels of Care Explained

2019-02-03T19:04:26+00:00March 24th, 2017|1 Comment

Medical detox. Inpatient rehab. Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Drug and alcohol counseling. You're poring over websites in your search for a treatment center. All the options available are overwhelming, though. What does each of these things mean? With almost 15,000 treatment centers in the United States, there are many to pick [...]

20 03, 2017

5 AA and NA Misunderstandings Explained

2019-02-03T19:06:59+00:00March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the programs of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, even within the groups themselves. Especially for those court ordered to AA or NA, there may be confusion surrounding the exact intentions of the program and those who attend. Some people who come to a 12 step program for the [...]

17 03, 2017

Alcoholism: Where is the Tipping Point?

2019-02-03T20:03:27+00:00March 17th, 2017|1 Comment

There is a fine line between heavy drinking and full-blown alcoholism, but where is it? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 26.9% of adults 18 and older have engaged in binge drinking in the last month. Of this amount, 7% report heavy alcohol usage. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services [...]

14 03, 2017

Damaged: How My Binge Drinking Went Too Far

2019-02-03T20:05:54+00:00March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

When I first got sober, it felt as though my story was a bit different from many of the alcoholics and addicts I knew. For a while, I felt as though it meant my alcoholism and addiction wasn't as serious or my story wasn't worth sharing. I didn’t have a particularly intense “war story" that [...]

7 03, 2017

Running to Recovery: Benefits of Exercise in Sobriety

2019-02-03T20:11:47+00:00March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Exercise in sobriety can be one of the greatest ways to stay sober while in early recovery. When you’re getting sober, isn’t one of the most difficult parts figuring out how to fill all of your newfound free time? If you are an addict or an alcoholic, using substances consumed the large majority of your [...]