Addiction Recovery & Support Articles and Resources

Addiction Hope dedicates a significant portion of our attention to recovery methods and the latest treatment for substance abuse, mental health conditions and process addictions. Continue reading below for the latest blog posts related to recovery and support. In the “Recovery & Support Navigation” menu, click on the drop-down arrow to find helpful resources on interventions, detoxification, support groups, recovery books and much more.

I’m an Addict – Who Cares About my Attitude?

Face in the shadows It may be easy to think that our attitude doesn’t matter when we are recovering, but I beg to differ. I have found that having the right attitude has been just as important as forgiveness and perseverance. In my new memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, I share why attitude is critical for those [...]
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Personality Types That Are at Risk For Addiction

Man looking at cliffs Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residental Treatment Center While the debate about how substance abuse and addiction occurs rages on, it is well understood that there is no single factor responsible. Many individuals who struggle with addiction likely have a variety of different factors that cumulate to increase their susceptibility to [...]
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Painkillers for Cancer Treatment: When Addiction Develops

Woman with cancer The term physical dependence, tolerance, substance abuse, and active versus recovering addict are all terms to be familiar with when treating cancer patients. Physical dependence is defined as the development of a physical withdrawal syndrome following abrupt cessation of a medicine or substance [1]. Experiencing physical dependence does not mean an addiction necessarily but is [...]
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Rebuilding, One Relationship at a Time

Couple in relationship on bike “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time” -Creighton Abrams One activity that is imperative (and good recovery operations know this, understand this and apply this) is doing the work of “relational amends” after an addiction has plagued an individual (and that surrounding individuals’ community) over a series of days, weeks, months [...]
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How to Find a Therapist for Addiction Recovery Treatment

Man staring at light When searching for an addiction therapist, it can overwhelming when you do a web-based search. Names, facilities, and programs show up in the search and knowing where to start can be a bit daunting.  It is important to know what type of addiction therapist to look for. If an individual is looking for an alcohol [...]
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