Category: Blog

4 Myths about Online Rehab

We now do everything online, from getting our food to meeting our soulmates to earning the money that makes both possible. We’ve also been relying on remote spaces more and more to manage our mental health, i...

Is Alcoholism a Mental Disorder?

Alcoholism is, in fact, a mental disorder, but the answer is more complex than “yes” or “no.” The latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Me...

Is Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey Safe?

Quitting heroin “cold turkey” can be dangerous, depending on how long and how much you or your loved one have been using. While it’s important to begin the process of stopping immediately, it’s also imp...

Alcohol Use among Veterans

Recovery Unplugged recently discussed the prevalence of opioid addiction in the veteran community, including its causes, impact, and possible solutions. When you go by the numbers, however, alcohol use among ve...

How Long Does Valium Withdrawal Last?

Valium withdrawal lasts for different periods, depending upon how long and how much for the drug you’ve been using. Valium (diazepam) is a highly addictive benzodiazepine (benzo) that can, and often does, lea...

Humans in Recovery: Maggie Galleymore

Recovery Unplugged is committed to illustrating the possibilities and benefits that come with getting and staying clean. This includes telling the amazing and inspiring of people in the recovery community. This...

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Zoloft

Approximately 86 percent of Americans drink alcohol, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). At the same time, approximately 38 million Zoloft® prescripti...

MAT: Eligibility, Benefits and Risks

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves the use of certain medications in conjunction with behavioral therapy for alcohol and drug addiction. These medications are individually tailored to each person’s ...

What Does A Case Manager Do In Rehab?

If you or your loved one are searching for addiction treatment, there may be certain terms you don’t recognize. Although these terms may be unfamiliar, they are fundamental to the care and recovery processes,...

Can Suboxone Get You High?

One of the most common questions people ask when considering medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder is: “Can Suboxone get you high?” While Suboxone is an effective resource for ...

How to Not Be an Enabler of Addiction

When you’re watching your loved one or friend hurting, you will do anything you can to help them or try to make them happy for however long you can. However, when it comes to addiction, this mentality can lea...

Is PHP Addiction Treatment Right for Me?

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are an increasingly common mode of care for people struggling with substance use disorder. PHP addiction treatment provides a more in-depth level of care than regular outp...

Can My Job Lead to Addiction?

Your career and job can lead to addiction and substance abuse in multiple ways. There’s no question that our jobs give us a great amount of stress, which can directly translate to self-medication with alcohol...

Finding A Vivitrol® Provider in Florida

Vivitrol® (monthly injectable naltrexone) has emerged as a viable option for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic monthly injectable form of the drug naltrexone ...

Finding a Drug Court Program in Texas

Finding a drug court program in Texas can help you or your loved one get the help you need for addiction and possibly avoid  jail time for eligible drug-related legal offenses. While recent legislative changes...

Tips for A Sober-Friendly Holiday Party

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re actually able to have a somewhat normal holiday this year with some of the people you love. Now let’s suppose that you want to keep things dry, cut the dra...

Avoiding Relapse during Thanksgiving

For those in recovery, avoiding relapse during Thanksgiving can be especially difficult. Thanksgiving has always been a day in which people in recovery are more vulnerable to binge drinking, as well as a day fo...

Finding a Drug Court Program in Florida

For decades, Florida drug court programs have served as a viable resource for adult and juvenile non-violent drug offenders and their families. They can be a way for eligible participants to seek treatment and ...

Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose

Knowing the symptoms of cocaine overdose is critical to both getting help for yourself and saving your loved one’s life, in the event of an emergency. That National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that there ...

What to Do After A Relapse

If you or your loved one are in recovery, you already know that the possibility of addiction relapse is always there, to one degree or another. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that first-year relap...

Sober October Recap: How Did You Do?

If you’ll indulge a quick rhyme: Sober October is very near over. As we hurdle toward Halloween and close out the month, Recovery Unplugged is checking in to see how you handled your Sober October challenge. ...

Sugar and Vice: Is Sugar Addiction Real?

As we all gear up for our Halloween candy fix, it’s easy to think of sugar as a harmless indulgence. After all, how can something as cute and sweet as a gummy gear be as scary as its flesh-and-blood counterpa...

Helping a Friend with Addiction

Today marks International Friendship Day 2021, a day that compels us to take a look at how important our friends have been in our lives. For many struggling with drug addiction or mental illness, friends can li...

Eight Tips for A Sober Holiday Weekend

With Independence Day just around the corner, it’s another opportunity for millions of people to connect with friends and loved ones for celebration, however that may look in the age of COVID-19. The unfortun...

This One Time, I went to Rehab in Mexico

Anyone in recovery knows that sometimes you can find happiness and peace where you least expect it, and that it often takes a few tries to stay clean. These two realities are put front and center in a piece wri...

6 Signs You Need Treatment Now

With the peak of the COVID-19 crisis just around the corner, everyone is scrambling to keep themselves safe and healthy. However, many people unwilling to come to terms with their substance abuse issues are at ...