National Recovery Month: What Does Recovery Mean to You?
National Recovery Month, a nationwide observance held every September, focuses on educating Americans about the treatment services that help people overcome their addictions and go on to live healthy, rewarding lives.
Reflections on National Recovery Month— and Why Celebrating Recovery Matters
When a grassroots initiative grows into something with a spirit and momentum of its own, one begins to suspect that this movement might have an especially inherent value, and perhaps–in the case of National Recovery Month–one that was never fully envisioned when it first began more than 20 years ago. Over two decades ago, a form of Recovery Celebration Month was established, backed by both the…
NIDA updates its consumer treatment guide in recognition of National Recovery Month
September 20, 2013 People seeking addiction treatment for themselves or loved ones will now have an updated resource with questions they should ask potential treatment centers. The revised consumer guide, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask , is evidence-based and is being released in recognition of this year’s National Recovery Month The month of September marks the 24th anniversary of National Recovery Month…
National Recovery Month: What’s it Really Like Loving Someone Who’s Addicted?
The impact of addiction hits home for millions of Americans. So much, in fact, there is an entire month dedicated to the celebration of those who have found success in long-term recovery.
10 Twitter Accounts to Follow in Observance of National Recovery Month
The numbers are alarming. In a given year, an estimated 26.2 percent of U.S. adults suffer from a mental disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In addition, “approximately 40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the medical criteria for addiction involving just nicotine, alcohol or other drugs.” That’s according to the …
For Natl. Recovery Month, 10 Celebs Who Overcame Addiction
For September's National Recovery Month, here's a look at stars who overcame addiction.
8 Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery with National Hobby Month
Using National Hobby Month to Fight Addiction January is National Hobby Month! Hobbies make you happy. (No really— it’s actual …
Celebrate National Preparedness Month: What's Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan?
September 2013 has been deemed National Preparedness Month (NPM) by President Barack Obama. The White House press release notes that FEMA intends to build and sustain national preparedness in the face of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods to cyber incidents, like when hackers attacked major news outlets and federal agencies. While not every incident is predictable or preventable, organizations can create a comprehensive…
Eating Recovery Center's National Recovery Advocate Robyn Cruze Gives Advice to Women Everywhere
Recently Self Love Beauty joined the Eating Recovery Center during their “Don’t Miss It” campaign. We want to work with companies such as this one to promote mental health and self-love. Our mission is to ensure women have self-love through feeling confident in their own beauty and feeling empowered one
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, SMART Recovery & More
January 22 - 27, 2019 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction Test Your…
10 Keys to Recovery
The must-haves for recovery from mental illness or addiction.
What Recovery Really Feels Like
Recovery requires changing not only your behavior, but the way you see the world.
Children of Alcoholics, SMART Recovery & More
Alfred Bersted Foundation Awards Renz Center Renz Center was awarded $20,000 from the Alfred Bersted Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, in support of general operating to help provide substance use and compulsive problem gambling treatment and prevention education services "The Alfred Bersted Foundation continues to be a valued community partner, and we appreciate the support the foundation has placed on substance use disorder treatment and…
How journaling can be a powerful tool for your recovery
Journaling is an easy, inexpensive, personal and private way to communicate honestly, explore your feelings and track your progress.
You Might Be Surprised by These Top 10 Recovery Groups
12-step groups have evolved beyond treating addictions. If you can think of a problem, there's likely a 12-step group out there to cure it. It seems that things have been a little rough lately. What was once a bad habit has, over time, turned into a much bigger problem, and now you need support. That is nothing to be ashamed of. Believe me, I understand that type of thing more than most people. You need to do something, but what? Maybe you should…
5 Tips for Managing Triggers during Addiction Recovery
Completing treatment for substance abuse or alcohol addiction is a major accomplishment. But the real work starts when you walk out the door. You are now making a commitment to abstinence from drugs and alcohol every single day. You will encounter cravings for your drug of choice, and for any escape, an opportunity to numb out, and perhaps, sometimes, an overall desire to not feel what you are feeling. You will encounter triggers in the form of events, people, and subsequent emotions that…
Why Choose Pathways Real Life Recovery
Why Choose Pathways and What makes Pathways so successful at Recovery? We can guide you or your loved one from where they are to clean and sober.
It's Time to Change How We Treat Couples in Recovery
Research indicates that relationship stability is a significant predictor of established long-term couples recovery from addiction, 8-years post primary treatment.
What Recovery From an Eating Disorder Is Really Like
The content of this post may be sensitive for some readers. "A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little small...
From Rehab to Work; Tips for Successful Recovery
Check out these helpful Tips for Successful Recovery after rehab. You can work your way to sobriety, but you'll need support making this transition.