Pets, Treatment and Recovery

man with his pets cat

Pets are great companions through thick and thin. So it’s probably not a secret that their presence in our lives changes us for the better. Studies have repeatedly shown that having a pet can help us live longer.  For people in recovery, having a beloved pet by their side can make a world of difference. […]

Sublocade for Opioid Use Disorder

sublocade and friends in sobriety

Are you or somebody you love addicted to opioids? For many people, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) helps them get stable in sobriety. The FDA recommends that people addicted to opioids, who are at risk for relapse, use MAT as a tool to help them achieve lasting sobriety. Sublocade is one option for people addicted to opioids. […]

Vivitrol and Medication-Assisted Treatment

man contemplating Vivitrol

Vivitrol is a medication-assisted treatment option for people who want to quit using opioids or alcohol. People take it to reduce cravings and avoid the potential for relapse. Vivitrol contains the drug naltrexone, which is in a class of drugs called opioid antagonists. They can help prevent cravings for opioids or alcohol in newly sober […]

What Is Suboxone, And Can It Help You?

two people talking Suboxone

Suboxone, used in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), is a prescription drug used to help people diagnosed with a substance use disorder. It is ideal for helping people addicted to heroin, Oxycontin, and other opioids. When used properly it helps decrease the risk of relapse significantly when used to enhance a drug treatment program. Most people who […]

Packing for Detox and/or Treatment

woman done packing for treatment

What do you pack when you’re going away for detox or treatment? Most drug treatment facilities have a list of items you can and cannot bring. They will typically let you know what’s prohibited when you speak with them on the phone, but there may be some items they don’t address. Packing for detox or […]

Treatment Burnout? How to Cope With it

Man Napping on a Couch at treatment

For many people in recovery, treatment is a lifesaver that helps them stabilize their life after detox and learn to use new coping skills. But sometimes, coping with all of your new feelings and investing all of your time to self-improvement may seem overwhelming. New and old emotions about your past can wear you down. […]