A family talks about the benefits of family therapy with a therapist

Benefits of Family Therapy

When someone has an addiction, each member of the family suffers in different ways. As such, the family may need to seek professional counseling alongside the addict. Family therapy is a form of treatment that addresses issues affecting each member of the family, as well as the collective household. For this reason, there are several…

A man sits against a wall with his hand on his head, wondering about alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur when you suddenly stop drinking after prolonged excessive alcohol use. Symptoms range from cravings, insomnia, and anxiety to nausea, depression, and delirium tremens. The severity and length of withdrawal symptoms depend on the length of your addiction, how much your drink, and if you combine alcohol with other substances.  The most…

A woman paints, and wonders, "What is Recreation Therapy?"

What is Recreation Therapy?

When you first start addiction treatment, you may hear a great deal about different treatment options, including recreation therapy. People will tell you about the advantages and benefits of this treatment, but you still have one question: what is recreation therapy? Recreation therapy is a type of experiential therapy for drug and alcohol addiction recovery.…

A woman cries and wonders what is a "dry drunk"

What is a “Dry Drunk”?

“Dry drunk” is an AA term. It refers to someone who has quit drinking but hasn’t worked the steps. Symptoms of dry drunk syndrome may include irritability, cynicism,  fear of failure, and resentment–especially towards anyone who encouraged her to quit drinking as well as people who can drink moderately. Often, people with dry drunk syndrome…