There’s an old saying that something wacky or stressful in a person’s life might drive a person to drink, like a visit from one’s in-laws or a loss by one’s favorite sports team. It’s meant as a joke, but for those of us in recovery, it’s not a laughing matter. Since March, the country—and theRead more »
What is Sober Living?
What comes to mind when you hear the term “sober living”? Does it mean living a lifestyle free of alcohol or drugs? Or does it conjure something more complicated, like someone battling addiction and trying to live life on the straight-and-narrow? In the past, it referred to all these things and more. Today, it hasRead more »
Getting Treatment for A Loved One: Where to Start
When someone is engaged in substance-use, they often believe they’re only causing harm to themselves. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The person’s family and loved ones suffer a great deal of pain and confusion as well. “How could someone I love so much put alcohol or drugs before their family?” they ask. ItRead more »
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment: What You Should Know About Recovery Services
If you suffer from substance use disorder, choosing to seek treatment is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. As with any journey, that first step on the road to recovery is often the most difficult. It certainly was for many of us at Providence Retreat.Read more »