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5 Things That Will Change After Rehab
It’s no secret that your life looks a lot different after rehab for your substance use disorder — but that can…
How To Choose The Right Rehab For You
If you’re struggling with alcohol or substance abuse, you’re not alone. The first step to a life of recovery is…
The Most Valuable Coping Skills For Long-Term Recovery
Addiction recovery is a lifelong process, but effective coping skills can make a world of a difference in the ease…
The Importance of Fellowship in Recovery
For those struggling with alcohol or substance abuse, fellowship with other people who are also going through the recovery process…
Sober Doesn’t Mean Boring: How to Enjoy Long-Term Recovery
Life in active recovery can feel like you are constantly working towards something, but what you’re working towards isn’t clear..
4 Common Fears of Going to Rehab — and How to Overcome Them
Do you or someone you care about have concerns about starting rehab? If so, you’re not alone. As any of…
How to Share Your Recovery Story
Rehab is a life-changing step for someone with a history of addiction. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction…
7 Things You Can Do to Bring Stability to Life in Rehab
When managing the unpredictable challenges recovery can bring, it can help tremendously to establish a strong, stable foundation…
The Top 5 Risk Factors for Addiction
Addiction can happen to anyone, from powerful executives to service industry workers, but some factors put people at higher risk.
How Helping Others in Recovery Can Help You Too
Let’s be honest: how often does helping others sound like the last thing you want to do — not because you don’t care, but because you just don’t feel like you have the energy?
Managing Your Finances in Recovery
Addiction is expensive. Early in recovery, money can be difficult to manage: spent savings can lead to shame and guilt that make it hard to think too much about money.
Let’s Talk About Addiction Stigma in Milwaukee
Addiction stigma is a complicated problem with no easy solution. The assumptions that many sober people make about those with addictions — and the misconceptions that people with substance abuse disorders often believe about themselves — can’t be undone overnight.
The Most Common Barriers to Addiction Treatment
Many individuals who struggle with substance abuse do so alone, but it’s not always because the person simply refuses to get help.
Finding a Job After Rehab (And How Sober Living Can Help)
Reentering the work force after rehab for drug or alcohol abuse can seem overwhelming, but despite the initial challenges that can come with the job search, studies have shown that finding a job after undergoing addiction treatment is associated with lower rates of relapse.
What to Do After a Relapse
At Roots Recovery, one thing that we like to reassure people of during rehab is that addiction is a disease, and it’s treatable. It’s not a moral failing. The same thing applies to your time outside of rehab, including any potential relapses that may occur in recovery.
The Relationship Between Unhealthy Stress and Substance Abuse
Stress is something that’s normal to experience at various points over the course of a lifetime, but everyone has their own ways of processing stress, and not all stress is created equal.
The Pressure to Use Drugs and Alcohol
4 Ways to Resist the Temptation to PartyThe adjustment between time spent in rehab or sober living and experience on the outside can be difficult. It doesn’t help that...
4 Life Lessons You’ll Learn in Sober Living
4 Life Lessons You’ll Learn in Sober LivingIf you’re working to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, it makes a world of difference to have a safe space and continued...
Neuroscience in Addiction
Using Neuroscience to Explain How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Brain Addiction is a condition that sends people spiraling and leaves their loved ones asking how things...
Helping Loved Ones in Recovery Stay Sober During the Holidays
Helping Loved Ones in Recovery Stay Sober During the HolidaysMany of the reasons people love the holiday season can also be the reasons that those in drug and alcohol...
Adderall Use in College Students
Both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee bring thousands of fresh faces to the Milwaukee…
Mindfulness and Recovery
The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness in Recovery When we talk about recovery, we’re often talking about starting it. People frequently say that the first step is the...
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