Lack of Outcome Studies for Treatment Efficacy

Lack of Outcome Studies for Treatment Efficacy

The profitability of the recovery industry is just one of the many dominos that have fallen in response to the opioid crisis. As The Notorious B.I.G. once articulated, with more money comes more problems, and the same has been the case in recovery.   Now scams like body brokering and waiving deductions have made the […]

False Claims of Dual Diagnosis and True Mental Health Treatment

False Claims of Dual Diagnosis and True Mental Health Treatment

Connections Community Support Programs (CCSP), a Delaware operator of community clinics, agreed to shell out an estimated $15 million to settle fraud allegations over mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services back in August of 2021. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), CCSP agreed to settle claims that it violated the […]

Balancing Outpatient Treatment and Other Responsibilities

Balancing Outpatient Treatments and Other Responsibilities

So you’ve been released into the real world: You rocked inpatient treatment, you’re no longer severely dependent on substances, and you no longer need the same heightened level of care. You reached goals and made strides during treatment you never thought you would. Now, you’re headed back into your community to be a productive and […]

How to Advocate for Yourself After Treatment

How to Advocate for Yourself After Treatment

Advocating for yourself can be inspiring and build self-confidence. Most treatment centers like White House Recovery and Detox provide case management, and you will have someone on hand to advocate for you. You may even have a community-based or private case manager during continuing care to help you navigate recovery after you complete your treatment […]

Coping With Daily Stressors Outside the Treatment “Bubble”

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Treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and related conditions can be ongoing for months or even years as you transition between inpatient and outpatient programs, sober living communities, and continuing care. If you experience a relapse, the cycle can repeat. However, over time you will complete treatment and be ready to maintain your sobriety independently […]

Recognizing Symptoms of Depression After Treatment

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Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the world. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “An estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode” in 2017. That number continues to grow, and substance use disorder (SUD) is a high-risk factor for developing […]

4 Helpful Tips for Coping With PTSD & SUD Triggers

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A significant percentage of people with substance use disorder (SUD) have trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you have ever misused substances to cope with PTSD symptoms like flashbacks, triggers can get complicated. You may experience flashbacks or intrusive thoughts related to your post-traumatic stress disorder, followed by intrusive cravings. You […]

Animal-Assisted Therapy and Your Continuing Care

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Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) describes any therapeutic method that involves using an animal in treatment. Researchers have known for decades that interacting with animals decreases stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Recently AAT has become more popular. All types of animals are being used to help people overcome mental health and physical challenges related to substance […]

The Difference Between “Closed” and “Open” 12-Step Meetings


Navigating your local community resources can get complicated if you are unfamiliar with the terms various organizations use. 12-Step meetings are among the most common self-help options for people returning home after attending a private rehabilitation for a substance use disorder (SUD). Even after you get the contact information for your local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), […]