Addiction Recovery Blog

Innovative Therapies and Recovery Support

The journey to recovery from addiction is as unique as the individuals taking it. Recognizing this diversity, addiction treatment has significantly evolved. Now, it incorporates a range of innovative therapies alongside more traditional methods.  From Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), used in SMART Recovery, to holistic approaches like music and yoga therapy. [...]

Innovative Therapies and Recovery Support 2024-02-12T10:23:31+00:00

What Are the Patterns of Substance Use?

Understanding the patterns in substance use is vital in addiction treatment. These patterns range from occasional to dependent use and are key to effective treatment.  Here, we’ll discuss these patterns and their importance in planning interventions. Recognizing and addressing these patterns early is crucial for successful recovery. This understanding can lead to better support and [...]

What Are the Patterns of Substance Use? 2024-02-12T09:56:20+00:00

The Importance of Realistic Treatment Goals

Recovery from addiction is changing. It's becoming clear that one approach doesn't fit everyone. In the past, stopping all drug and alcohol abuse was the only way to measure success. But now, we understand that everyone's recovery journey is different.  This means setting realistic goals that make sense for each person. Instead of just [...]

The Importance of Realistic Treatment Goals 2024-02-12T09:54:43+00:00

Suboxone vs Methadone: Understanding the Options

Choosing the right path in opioid addiction recovery is crucial, and two options stand out: Suboxone and Methadone. Both are used in recovery, but they work differently, offer different benefits, and carry their own risks. So, let's take a closer look at Suboxone and Methadone to understand how they help with recovery. We’ll also [...]

Suboxone vs Methadone: Understanding the Options 2024-02-12T09:55:31+00:00

Building Healthy Relationships After Treatment

Recovery from addiction is a journey that extends far beyond the individual. It's a path that leads to the rebuilding of broken bridges and the formation of new bonds. Establishing healthy relationships post-addiction treatment and during isn’t just beneficial. It's a crucial part of sustaining long-term recovery.  However, this process comes with its own [...]

Building Healthy Relationships After Treatment 2023-12-02T04:15:19+00:00

Debunking Myths About Addiction and Recovery

Welcome to everyone looking to learn more about addiction and recovery. Here at Whispering Oaks Lodge, we think that learning can help overcome fear and negative judgments. Our goal is to create a helpful place where true facts are shared, and false beliefs are cleared up. As we try to understand addiction, wrong information [...]

Debunking Myths About Addiction and Recovery 2023-12-02T02:06:04+00:00

Tailoring Addiction Recovery for Different Age Groups

When it comes to substance abuse treatment, one size does not fit all. Particularly, when considering the diverse needs of different age groups. As we age, our experiences, challenges, and perspectives shift significantly. Consequently, these changes inevitably affect how we approach and respond to addiction treatment. Therefore, recognizing these differences is crucial in designing [...]

Tailoring Addiction Recovery for Different Age Groups 2023-12-01T23:15:49+00:00

The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

At Whispering Oaks Lodge, we're dedicated to guiding you towards a brighter, healthier future in your recovery journey. As you start to heal and change, we know that nutrition is important for your well-being. Substance abuse treatment is a holistic process, encompassing not only freeing oneself from substance dependence but also nourishing the body [...]

The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery 2023-10-21T17:58:05+00:00

High-Functioning Alcoholism: The Hidden Struggle

In society's eyes, the stereotypical alcoholic may be someone who struggles daily. Perhaps they frequently lose jobs, face family issues, or have run-ins with the law. But there's a more deceptive and equally concerning face to alcohol dependency: high-functioning alcoholism.  These individuals defy the common perceptions, often excelling in their careers, maintaining social relationships, [...]

High-Functioning Alcoholism: The Hidden Struggle 2023-10-21T17:58:31+00:00

Brownout Drinking: A Warning Sign You Shouldn’t Ignore

While many are familiar with the term "blackout", there's another lesser-known but equally troubling phenomenon: brownout drinking. A brownout is a state of partial memory loss induced by alcohol consumption. It often leaves individuals with a fragmented recollection of events. Though not as severe as a blackout, brownouts are a significant warning sign that [...]

Brownout Drinking: A Warning Sign You Shouldn’t Ignore 2023-10-20T23:58:40+00:00
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