Author Archives: Discovery Transitions

5 Surprising Ways You May be Enabling an Addict Without Meaning To

tags Outpatient Treatment

Enabling an addict means removing the natural consequences of an addict’s behavior. Most people equate this with unintentionally helping them stay addicted, actions like repeatedly bailing their loved ones out of jail or handing them cash. But if you’re helping your loved ones in other ways, you may be indirectly enabling them without realizing it. Here are some signs that your attempts to “help” are causing more…

How to See a Relapse From a Mile Away (And How to Prevent It)

tags Life in Recovery, Outpatient Treatment

When you are fresh out of rehab, you might feel so good that you are ready to take on anything the universe has planned for your new sober life but this is the time that you need to be on high alert for signs of a relapse. The danger of relapse is very real and though it is most common for it to happen in the…

7 Warning Signs to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs

tags Family Recovery, Outpatient Treatment

Teenagers are known for sometimes being surly, distant, and secretive. As a parent, do you know how to tell when your teen is just acting like… well, a teen, and when their behavior is a sign of a bigger problem?

Do you know how to tell if your child is using drugs? 

After all, 50 percent of high school…

Physical and Behavioral: Types of Addiction

tags Outpatient Treatment

When you think of addiction, the first thing that comes to mind is physical addiction, or the destructive habit of using drugs and other illicit substances. However, addiction goes far beyond the physical aspect of the term.

In fact, addiction is just as individual as the person and can be associated with almost anything on earth. From common habits to strange compulsions, this mental…

5 Everyday Things to Help Your Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

tags Life in Recovery

A common misconception that a lot of people have in regards to recovery from alcohol addiction, is that you go to rehab, you get better, and then you move on with your life. In a majority of cases, however, in order to maintain your sobriety you have to work at it every day, even after you’ve completed alcohol addiction treatment. The simplest way to do this…

How to Speak to Your Family About Your Addiction Recovery

tags Family Recovery, Outpatient Treatment

It can make a difference for your addiction recovery when you speak to your family first. Your family can support you. They will be informed about your health and learn about addiction recovery. They can benefit from attending family programs if provided by your recovery center. Or they can join Al-Anon and learn from other members…