Managing Anger in Recovery

Managing Anger in Recovery

In the world today, there are a lot of things to be angry about. Or are there? Why is anger such a part of everyday life? For people in recovery, it can be a dangerous or toxic emotion. Anger is shown on tv more often that sadness or happiness. On police dramas and...
Family Members Benefit From a Recovery Plan, Too

Family Members Benefit From a Recovery Plan, Too

Love is a powerful emotion, but the anguish that addiction brings to the table isn’t eliminated by love. That’s why family members need a recovery plan, too. There is a lot to heal from when lives experience an upheaval from addiction. When you loved a person...
6 Things “Normal” People Should Know About Addiction

6 Things “Normal” People Should Know About Addiction

Addiction is a brain disorder that damages a person’s mental and physical health, but for many people who haven’t experience it, the details of a substance abuse disorder can be confusing. Many people understand simple terms such as relapse and recovery, but other...
Can You Use FMLA When You Go to Treatment?

Can You Use FMLA When You Go to Treatment?

Are you worried about taking leave at work when you go to treatment for a substance use disorder? You may be wondering if you can take advantage of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when you’re away from work. Many people have full-time jobs, and careers struggle...