Author Archives: Discovery Transitions

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…

4 Ways to Find Support in Recovery (When Your Family is MIA)

tags Addiction in the News

One of the most important factors in staying sober is support in addiction recovery.  Support helps to cement the ideas and values that we hold and acts as a safety net, helping to ensure that addicts don’t fall back into old patterns. Unfortunately, some people in recovery don’t get the support they need from an important source – their families.  Even after they’ve explained why it’s important…

What You Should Know About Sober Coaches vs. Sponsors

tags Outpatient Treatment

Do you know the difference between sober coaches and sponsors? You survived detox and then spent a couple of months in residential rehab, went through transitional living and lived in a sober house for a while before moving into your own home. You have a sponsor, a therapist and go to 12-step meetings. So, why do you need a sober coach or sponsor to keep you…

How to Support a Loved One’s Addiction Recovery

tags Outpatient Treatment

SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, defines addiction recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential.”

Today, when individuals with substance use disorders seek help, they are met with the knowledge and confidence that anyone can recover successfully. According to SAMHSA, “Hope, the belief that…