Healing Your Relationship to Yourself in Recovery

In recovery, you can repair relationships that may have been damaged during active addiction. As I’ve found in my own recovery, one of the most important is with yourself.  Repairing Damage from Active Addiction Low self-esteem and shame are often factors (of many others) that lead people to drink or use drugs—but addiction exacerbates them.…

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What to Look for in Residential Rehab Centers

For those beginning their recovery journey, the benefits of residential addiction treatment programs are significant. Inpatient drug rehab programs like those at Amatus Recovery Centers include medically supervised detox and an integrated treatment plan that outlines the steps of rehab and the services you will receive. Supervision of detox and recovery by medical and mental…

A Conversation About Criminal Justice and Addiction With Dr. Wiley of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Can you tell me about your work with The National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA]? I’ve been at NIDA almost 10 years, and I’ve worked on justice issues pretty much the whole time. A few years ago, Congress made a big appropriation to the National Institutes of Health[1]—which included NIDA—to address the pain and opioid…

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How Can Residential Alcohol Treatment Centers Help Me With Addiction Recovery?

If you are looking for information about treatment options for an alcohol use disorder, it sounds like you have made some huge strides towards self-awareness and recovery readiness. One of the most important decisions you will want to make is enrolling in an inpatient or outpatient alcohol treatment center. Both have qualities and benefits that…