12 Steps of Addiction Recovery

How to Follow Through on a Resolution to Stay Sober

The New Year has officially begun, and seeing as it’s still very early in the year, people are probably quickly and seriously striding towards self-betterment. The resolution lists have been created, and we’ve all shifted into high gear. We’re working out, eating healthier, drinking more […]

Holiday Relapse Prevention Planning – Staying Sober for the Holidays!

Overcoming Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of merriment, family, and above all else – booze-fueled social events. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, alcohol is almost always present (unless you’re attending a sober event, of course). […]

Former NY Jet Erik Coleman Speaks About Addiction Recovery Advocacy & The Guardian Recovery Network

Erik Coleman, former New York Jet, had his sights set on broadcasting long before his current job in broadcast journalism.

Coleman, the Jets’ free safety and former 5th round pick from the 2004 NFL draft, says one of the things […]

6 NEW YEAR’S RECOVERY RESOLUTIONS YOU’LL STICK TO

The end of the year always has a way of making you feel introspective. The New Year is a benchmark and a new beginning, and people can’t help but reflect.

Now is as good a time as any to take stock of your life and well-being. […]

Gov. Christie, Guardian Recovery Network, Advocate for NJ Heroin Epidemic

Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held a candlelight vigil, “Bringing Addiction Out of the Shadows and Into the Light” at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., to remember those lost to addiction and encourage those struggling to get help.

New Jersey lost approximately 1,900 residents […]

Early Sobriety Tips – How to Avoid Thanksgiving Temptation

If you have completed a treatment program and achieved sobriety, you have much to be proud of. Going through the detox and withdrawal process from drugs or alcohol is both mentally and physically exhausting and takes unbelievable strength. Despite this victory, it’s important to remember that […]

Interview with Dr. Michael Weiner of Guardian Recovery Network

In a recent interview, Dr. Michael Weiner of Guardian Recovery Network discusses the long term nature of addiction treatment the similarities between that and chronic disease management. He also deconstructs the stigma around recovery.

Addiction Recovery: A Lifetime Commitment and Journey

When someone checks into rehab, many […]

Where and When Recovery Begins

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

My goal is to write a series of articles on important topics. Last week it started with making the decision to begin recovery. What happens next?

After working through your fears and anxieties you decided to go to residential treatment for addiction. […]

Ways to Practice Self-Care in Sobriety

Recovery is a lifelong process that involves changing your behaviors and thought patterns. Though you’ll get in the habit of practicing daily, the journey isn’t always easy. And while many treatment programs offer robust aftercare programs, you ultimately hold the success of […]

Why Out of State Rehab Is Worth the Travel

Deciding to enter a treatment facility for addiction is a difficult choice. However, it can sometimes be just as challenging to choose the right rehab facility for you. Many excellent addiction treatment centers are scattered throughout our nation, making it relatively easy to find […]

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