Importance of Group Therapy

Importance of Group Therapy

Of the many different components of an addiction treatment program, group therapy is often the one many participants find to be the most helpful step to recovery. While they sometimes also find it to be the most challenging part of treatment, they look back at their experiences in group therapy and the connections they made […]

Addiction Treatment for Professional Athletes

Addiction Treatment for Professional Athletes

Addiction treatment programs serve clients recovering from substance use disorders (SUDs) that are often rooted in emotional pain but that are also often the result of physical pain. Athletes are no strangers to physical pain and often suffer from injuries and chronic pain. As a way to cope with both their physical pain and the […]

Pursuing Aftercare at Athens Area Commencement Center

Pursuing Aftercare at Athens Area Commencement Center

For those of us in recovery who have recently finished a treatment program and are pursuing aftercare, or for those of us planning ahead, there are post-treatment options that can significantly increase our chances for a successful long-term recovery. Many treatment facilities offer alumnae programs and ongoing treatment programs for people who have already graduated. […]

Connection Is the Opposite of Addiction

Connection Is The Opposite of Addiction

Addiction is so much more than a biochemical dependence on a harmful substance or behavior – it is often our attempt to soothe painful emotions and to seek out comfort and connection. Many of us living with addiction tend to isolate ourselves, separating ourselves from the loving connection we need to find healing and emotional […]

Why Educating Families About Addiction Is Vital to Recovery

Why Educating Families About Addiction Is Vital to Recovery

Recovering from addiction is a lifelong healing journey that requires help and support not only for us as individuals but also for our families. Educating families is one of the most important pieces of ongoing support in recovery. The more our families learn about us and our addictions, the more understanding and supportive they can […]