The Importance of Asking, “Do You Have a History of Addiction?

Whenever you have a medical problem, you’re asked about your medical history. It doesn’t matter whether you go to the hospital, emergency room or your primary healthcare physician. It turns out your medical history is incredibly important for your treating doctor. Some topics questioned include your surgical history, medications taken, smoking history, sexual activity, etc.…

Are You Headed Towards Relapse?

Whether you completed addiction treatment last week or a few years ago, there’s always a possibility of relapse. In general, the risk decreases the longer you’ve been sober, but the threat is ever present. This is why it’s so important to be proactive in recovery, even after “official” treatment has ended. It’s tempting to become…

Staying Connected in Recovery

After completing a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program, you must return to a busy and hectic life. While treatment provides routine and structure, the real world is unpredictable fast-paced. You know the importance of staying connected in recovery, but with work, school, family, travel, and social commitments, it can be difficult to stay connected…