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Will My Insurance Cover Sober Living?

The success rates of addiction treatment programs in helping people to achieve and maintain sobriety are well documented. The majority of people who enter residential treatment programs will achieve sobriety and complete the program while remaining sober. However, the battle to control addiction is a continuous one, and overall relapse rates are high.1 Addiction treatment …

Do I Need a New Social Network After Treatment?

Completing addiction treatment is a major turning point in your life—it provided you with valuable coping skills to identify triggers and handle cravings that will serve you well in recovery. Once you leave the treatment center, it’s important to set yourself up for long-term success in recovery, and that may involve building a new social …

The Importance of Tapering from Medication Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is challenging to beat, largely due to the intense cravings for heroin or painkillers that can last months or longer. For those who want to quit using, the fear of withdrawal often keeps them hooked. But withdrawal doesn’t have to be a nightmare, and in fact, medication assisted therapy prevents and controls withdrawal …

Ways to Participate in National Recovery Month in North Carolina

September is National Recovery Month, which is now in its 27th year. Instituted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to highlight the often-overlooked successes of people in recovery, National Recovery Month is an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and milestones and spread the message that recovery is possible.1 The theme for 2017 …

sober living

Sober living homes help people transition from the safe and highly structured environment of a treatment program back to regular life, where things aren’t always easy. They provide a safe, sober place to live while you work on developing and honing the skills you need to stay sober for the long-term. But sober living homes …