addiction recovery

DEA National Takeback Day Helps Curb Prescription Drug Addiction
April 15, 2020

Drug Take-Back Day Postponed Due to COVID-19

Every six months, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts the National Take-Back Initiative, an event to promote the safe disposal of prescription…

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Drug and Alcohol Detox Austin Texas
April 9, 2020

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…

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Music Assisted Treatment Austin
April 8, 2020

Just Jordan – Using Music to Combat Stress

Jordan G. is back this week with another vlog, this time sharing about how music has helped her relieve stress during social…

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Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Fort Lauderdale Florida
April 1, 2020

Just Jordan – Mental Health in Quarantine

This week I decided to talk about how we can keep up good mental health in quarantine. Because I’ve struggled with this…

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Substance Abuse Treatment
March 27, 2020

Why Treatment is Essential During a Pandemic

By now, the majority of people in the United States are currently practicing some form of social distancing or self-quarantine. With the…

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LGTBQ+ Addiction Treatment
March 26, 2020

Commemorating GLSEN’s Day of Silence

Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community has never been easy. Even with all of the forward movement over the course of…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Is Addiction an Illness?
March 20, 2020

Addiction: Is It A Disease or A 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 they believe that they are suffering from an affliction rather than making a lifestyle choice. Also, a person attempting to recover from addiction will be more likely to seek help if they believe that they suffer from a treatable illness….

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Recovery Unplugged is Celebrating Our Nurses and Behavioral Health Team
March 18, 2020

Celebrating Our Nurses for World Health Day

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day. Like the WHO, Recovery Unplugged’s goal is to provide everyone we…

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Austin
March 17, 2020

How to Celebrate National Beer Day in Recovery

When someone mentions that National Beer Day is coming up, it’s unlikely that your first thought is root beer. For many people…

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Books on Drug and Alcohol Addiction
March 9, 2020

5 Children’s Books That Discuss Drugs and Alcohol

Many people often refer to addiction as a family disease. This is because everyone in the family, especially the children, are impacted…

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Sports Addiction Treatment Austin
February 29, 2020

Do You Have A Sports Addiction?

We may chuckle reading about addiction associated with sports, but for some it is a very sad reality that can consume their time, money and relationships. Most of us have a favorite team or hometown hero that we root for during their respective season. Professional sports logos and news are everywhere, inundating our news so much that there are several stations devoted to sports coverage. I am guessing you can think of a friend or family member that is the self-proclaimed biggest fan of a local football or baseball team. I am not saying by any means that liking sports or even having season tickets is considered addiction. Just with most things in life, most things are healthy in moderation (we never condone drug use). But let’s take it a step forward. How much does a sports team’s success or failure affect your life? Let’s examine the aspects of this very real addiction….

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Recovery Unplugged Alumni Parents Share Stories
February 27, 2020

Parents of Alumni Share for I Want You to be Happy Day

As a parent, it can be easy to feel helpless when you see your child struggling with things that are making them…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers and Substance Abuse Counselors
February 25, 2020

Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers’ Month

Social Workers are the backbone of much of the work we do here at Recovery Unplugged. They are among the front lines…

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Black Success Stories of Addiction Treatment
February 5, 2020

Black Success Stories: Honoring Recovering Addicts in Music

There are stories of struggle, success, and overcoming obstacles in every community. For Black History Month, Recovery Unplugged has decided to highlight…

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Relationships After Addiction Treatment Austin
January 23, 2020

Rebuilding and Repairing Relationships After Addiction

In order to start rebuilding and repairing relationships after addiction, you have to rebuild yourself into a new person. It’s significant to…

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Dating in Recovery
January 22, 2020

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…

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Couples Drug Rehab Fort Lauderdale

Is Couples Drug Rehab Possible?

Can Couples Go To Rehab Together? The consensus seems to be that while couples’ drug rehab is possible, the reality is that…

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New Year's Resolutions and Addiction Recovery
December 23, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions and Addiction Recovery

The promise of the New Year makes optimists out of most of us. We feel empowered by the symbolic new beginning that…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Starting the New Year Right Setting Goals In Drug Treatement

Setting New Year’s Goals In Drug Treatment

“Progress is the word that charms their ears and stirs their hearts.” – Woodrow Wilson

Why do we make resolutions? It seems like a tall order. However, resolutions always made in good intention because the focus of every resolution is progress. What is progress? People often get into arguments about what constitutes progress. Some say that what others regard as progress is not progress at all. Some people evaluate progress in relation to their notion of an ideal state of the world or themselves. To us progress is making a real effort even if that just means asking for help.

For those suffering from addiction just making a resolution will not due. Resolutions to get clean and sober are made a lot (whether at New Year’s or any other time), the first step is the hardest. We are so proud of anyone who makes the first step of getting help. It is the first step towards a goal or progress towards the goal of being in recovery. Goals play a big part in recovery. Once a person learns their purpose in their quest to defeat drug addiction and/or alcohol abuse. By simply setting goals will not sufficiently motivate a person attempting recovery to give up an addiction. The best way to do this is setting “SMART” goals….

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Breaking the Stigma of Addiction Recovery
December 2, 2019

Stigma Still Impacts Every Part of Addiction Recovery

In case those affected can’t feel it every day, it’s been confirmed that stigma is present in all areas of addiction recovery….

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