Anabranch Recovery Center blog articles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction treatment modalities, recovery stories, and more.
Recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is a lifelong journey that takes commitment and hard work. Just like other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, addiction is a disease in which relapse is possible and even likely. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 to 60 percent...Read More
11 Ways to Help Your Loved One Return Home from Addiction Treatment Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is an ongoing process that continues even after the person leaves the addiction treatment center. If you have a loved one returning home from treatment, you have a critical role in supporting their recovery. While you cannot...Read More
Mindfulness is a practice that involves intentionally focusing one’s attention on the present moment without judgment or attachment to thoughts or emotions. It is a state of active awareness that allows individuals to observe their experiences without getting caught up in them. Mindfulness may sound simple, but the skill requires practice and effort. Understanding the...Read More
The holidays can be a time of excitement, joy, and celebration for many people. During this special time, families gather together to honor cherished traditions while the air is filled with a sense of generosity and love. However, for those in addiction recovery, the holidays can also be a time of added stress, triggers, and...Read More
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a journey that can be challenging, not just for the person in recovery but also for their loved ones. As a family member or friend of someone in addiction recovery, it is important to provide support and encouragement to help them stay on track and achieve their...Read More
If a person has an addiction to drugs or alcohol and abruptly stops using, they go through detox and withdrawal. Withdrawal brings physical, emotional, and mental symptoms as the body rids itself of the substance and cleanses the bloodstream. During the acute withdrawal stage, physical symptoms last three to seven days, after which the person...Read More
The journey to recovery takes hard work, commitment, and dedication. Watching movies about substance addiction, relapse, and recovery can provide inspiration and motivation. It is also a great way to fill downtime in early recovery. Below are six films about alcohol and drug addiction, relapse, and recovery. Flight (2012) Airline pilot William “Whip” Whitaker, played...Read More
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