Alcoholism Treatment

What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?

For individuals completing a stay in residential treatment, the idea of tackling “what’s next” in sobriety can seem overwhelming. After 30 or even 60 days of immersive treatment, the recovering person’s world suddenly opens up, brimming with possibility — and an inundation of choices. During residential treatment, much of an individual’s experience revolves around a … Continue reading What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?

General Issues

Everyone Has Someone: Getting Through the Loneliness of Early Recovery

By Cindy Coloma “People don’t realize this, but loneliness is underrated,” Tom Hansen, a character in the movie 500 Days of Summer, says. The process of working through sobriety looks different for every person. The decision to stop drinking or using drugs may come gradually over time, or it may come in a flash like … Continue reading Everyone Has Someone: Getting Through the Loneliness of Early Recovery