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Going to Rehab During COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on everyone around the world and has forced many businesses and people into various forms of lockdown. However, the coronavirus hasn’t stopped addiction and, in many cases, has only worsened substance abuse as people struggle to find ways to cope. Research has shown that the coronavirus pandemic and its […]

Helping a Loved One Struggling with Addiction

When you want to help a friend or loved one struggling with addiction, you might not know exactly what to do or say. It’s not always easy to know the difference between helping, enabling, and forcing someone to do something they may not be ready to do. The fact is, your loved one has the […]

Can a Person Be Admitted to Rehab the Same Day?

Making the decision to enter an inpatient drug rehabilitation program is a major life choice. Individuals who enter these programs are often demonstrating strong commitments to attempting to deal with their substance use disorder, and the treatment in these programs is often intense. Individuals may be admitted on the same day they are evaluated if […]

Finding a Therapist in Recovery

Addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain disease. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that relapse rates are between 40 and 60 percent for drug addiction – similar to rates of relapse for other chronic diseases like asthma, type II diabetes, and hypertension. Episodes of relapse can be minimized with ongoing care and […]

Male-Only Sober Living Homes

Post-rehabilitation recovery support programs can be gender-specific or coed. Men and women, whether LGBTQIA or not, can join mutual support groups or live in coed sober living homes. However, many men and women benefit from living in gender-specific housing, attending gender-specific rehabilitation, and seeking gender-specific support groups. Men face treatment obstacles that women do not, […]