Sober Living – What, Why and How to Choose

September 12, 2019 in Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Depression, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Recovery Center Austin TX, Sober Living

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What is Sober Living?

Sometimes known as a halfway house, sober home living facilities act as a bridge between the in-patient care facility and going back to the real world. These facilities are designed to assist individuals to learn how to function again in society by participating in various responsible tasks, such as paying bills, household chores, meetings, and participating in events and activities that are drug-free.  Continue reading »

What We Know About Depression

July 31, 2019 in 12 step, Austin addiction recovery programs, bad habit, becoming sober, Depression, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Information On Depression & Treatments, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Sober Living

Awareness of mental health conditions are on the rise, which is important for helping everyone to feel emotionally strong. While people have been dealing with depression since the beginning of time, we now know so much more about how to help people overcome symptoms such as severe exhaustion and apathy.  Continue reading »

Video Gaming Addiction, Limit Screen Time

June 28, 2019 in addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Adventure Therpay, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, drug rehab, Recovery Center Austin TX, Sober Living, Tech Addiction, Video Gaming Addiction

Video games have come a long way since the days of Pong. With the advent of cell phones and online gaming, anyone can play at any time. Additionally, people, particularly young people, are spending significantly more time on the internet than in prior years. They not only play games; they use social media, stream videos, listen to music, and do research and homework assignments. Continue reading »

Energy Drinks and Addiction

May 24, 2019 in 12 step, addiction treatment, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Recovery Center Austin TX, Sober Living, Uncategorized

While energy drinks are known to boost as person’s stamina and energy, they can also be highly addictive. These drinks contain high amounts of caffeine, which is just one of the reasons as to why a person can become addicted to drinking them. Drinking too many energy drinks in a short period of time can be very damaging to a person’s health. However, the effects can be far worse since addiction to energy drinks can heighten the risk of using other drugs and eventually suffering from drug abuse. The best way to avoid becoming addicted to energy drinks is by being educated about the dangers of these drinks and the links that they have to addiction. Continue reading »

Vacation Hacks for Staying Sober

April 10, 2019 in 12 step, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Recovery Center Austin TX, Sober Living

Vacation Hacks for Staying Sober

Vacation is a great way to get away from the stresses of life, spend time with people you care about, and have fun. But if you’re in recovery, vacation isn’t as simple as getting away for a while. Everything you do need to help support your sobriety, including vacation. Just because you’re in recovery doesn’t mean you can’t go on vacation. But if you’re thinking about taking some time away, it’s important to stay sober the whole time. Understanding why you should stay sober for life, including on vacation, and using some tips to help support your sobriety can make the difference between a great vacation and a relapse. Continue reading »

Powdered Alcohol Risk to Teens

February 27, 2019 in 12 step, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Sober Living

One of the newest social trends among teens and young adults in Texas is the use of powdered
alcohol at parties, in school, at home and in the workplace. Called ‘palcohol’, as an abbreviation
for powdered alcohol, the once rare substance is now mass produced and sold all over the
world. The very bad news is that it is much more dangerous than liquid alcohol and has the
potential to encourage alcohol abuse and destroy those who seek sober living. Continue reading »

How Video Gaming Addiction Can Harm Your Marriage

January 24, 2019 in 12 step, addiction treatment, drug rehab, extended care, Recovery Center Austin TX, Sober Living, Tech Addiction, Uncategorized, Video Gaming Addiction

It’s no secret that drug addiction, alcoholism, and even social media addiction are among the leading causes of divorces today. However, there’s a relatively new form of addiction that has begun rearing its ugly head and is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of failed marriages; video gaming addiction. Continue reading »

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