SOBRLIFE BLOG

Spirituality and Recovery

June 23, 2024

Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a physical and psychological process. For many patients, it can also include an aspect of spirituality. In a number of ways, spirituality and recovery are closely linked. Explore how spirituality can play a big role on the road to addiction recovery. Spirituality…

What is the First Step in Treating Alcohol Addiction?

June 23, 2024

Treating an alcohol addiction involves a long process. The only way to start is with that very first step. For most people, the first step is an alcohol detox. Get to know the reasons for a detox, what it will involve, how long it will take and why it is…

What is Dual Diagnosis and How Can it Benefit My Recovery?

June 23, 2024

It is rare that addiction develops in a vacuum. Often, addiction is a result of other factors, just some of which can include psychological or behavioral conditions. During addiction treatment, dual diagnosis therapy can play a role. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment and the benefits it can offer for…

Understanding the Signs of Cocaine Abuse

June 23, 2024

It’s not always easy to recognize and identify a cocaine abuse problem. That’s why it is important to know the signs of cocaine abuse. If you spot several of these signs in a loved one, it might mean that they require drug addiction treatment. Nasal Problems Cocaine can be consumed…

Fighting America’s Opioid Crisis

June 23, 2024

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2019)  there were over 70,000 deaths from drug overdoses with over 50,000 of those deaths being opiate related. The nation is experiencing an opioids epidemic which can be combatted by finding help in a residential rehab facility. America is so lucky to…

Choosing a Drug Rehab

June 23, 2024

When choosing a drug and alcohol treatment center it is important to find the best care that will fit your needs. Some of the following factors will help guide you in choosing the right facility and type of care for you or your loved one! After considering several components that…

First Steps to Becoming and Staying Sober

June 23, 2024

Chemical substances can change how your mind and bodywork. Using these substances artificially alters the brain’s chemistry, which could lead to dependence and addiction. Today, Our World in Data shows that over 2% of the world’s population has an alcohol or drug addiction. These two are also the leading cause…

How to Aid Your Loved Ones Through Withdrawal

June 23, 2024

Withdrawal is and can be a difficult part of the recovery process because it presents various physical and mental obstacles for the individual. Relapse rates are currently as high as 50% during and after the most intensive treatment, so it remains a major issue for addiction recovery programs. Preventing a…

SAMHSA to Launch New “Office of Recovery” to Expand Its Commitment to Recovery for All Americans

June 23, 2024

Thursday, September 30, 2021 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support of, recovery for all Americans. September marks National Recovery Month,…

Sober Podcast

Discovering Hope and Healing through Sobriety: Dive into the World of SoberPodcasts.com

June 23, 2024

In a world that’s constantly on the move, seeking inspiration, support, and guidance on the path to sobriety can sometimes be challenging. However, the digital age has brought about innovative solutions, and one such platform that’s making waves is SoberPodcasts.com. This digital treasure trove of audio content is revolutionizing the…

Helpful Hints to Combat a Season of Holiday Triggers

June 23, 2024

The holiday season is here, and while Christmas and New Year’s festivities can be a joyous time, this time of year also brings its own set of stressors. And those stressors can trigger substance use.  Identifying what might drive you to relapse – and having an action plan against those…

First, do no harm: An argument for a radical new paradigm for treating addiction

June 23, 2024

There’s rarely time to write about every cool science-y story that comes our way. So this year, we’re once again running a special Twelve Days of Christmas series of posts, highlighting one science story that fell through the cracks in 2020, each day from December 25 through January 5. Today:…