The Beat


The Lasting Scars of Self-Harm

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or need support, call 1-800-273-TALK or dial 988 for the...

Eminem’s Surprise Oscar Performance

In a turn of events, rap and recovery icon Eminem surprised Oscar attendees with a performance of his hit, “Lose Yourself.” Eminem caught the crowd off-guard with the seventeen-year-old Oscar-winning hit fr...

21 Day Clean Challenge

This past month, members of our staff and alumni decided to start off the year with a #21DayCleanChallenge. In this 21 day challenge, participants gave up an unhealthy habit and instead replaced it with a healt...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Is Addiction an Illness?

Is Addiction A Disease or Choice?

It's common these days to hear people assert that addiction is an illness, but what exactly does that mean? The implications are primarily social and psychological. People will view an addict differently if the...

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

After living through an experience and looking back at it, we always see where we made mistakes. When you’re in recovery, it’s easy to look back and see how addiction and substance abuse dictated your life....

Dating in Recovery: Are You Ready?

The disease of addiction is a disease of isolation, which is why community and relationships can be very positive. However, when it comes to dating in recovery, there’s no “recovery fairy” that tells you ...

Is Couples Drug Rehab Possible?

The consensus seems to be that while couples’ drug rehab is possible, the reality is that it’s unrealistic and improbable. Relationships are different for everyone, and the possibility of succeeding in coup...

Avoiding relapse during the Super Bowl

Avoiding Relapse During the Super Bowl

With the 54th Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, everyone seems to be planning or attending a party to celebrate. However, there’s a reason the Monday morning after the big game sees the highest rates of workp...