What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?
Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or overspending. And how many times have we learned of someone – a celebrity, a friend or a loved one – who committed some self-destructive act that seemed to defy explanation? Think of the criminal who leaves a trail of evidence, perhaps with the hope ...Read More
What to expect in early recovery from addiction
In early recovery we may discover co-occurring mental health conditions, trauma and exhaustion. We may even find ourselves engaging in compulsive behaviors in other areas, like gambling or sex. Click the link to read about some of the most common problems you may experience in early recovery, their causes and some possible solutions. Please consul...Read More
The secret of maintaining your sobriety
So, maybe you’re new to recovery. Perhaps you’ve just finished withdrawal and have achieved momentary sobriety. You may be feeling great! Or, you may feel daunted by the road ahead. Your next question just might be: ‘How do I maintain long term sobriety?’ The truth is that there is no easy answer to this question. We all live different sob...Read More
Fairbanks now offering outpatient addiction treatment online
Fairbanks has launched the first licensed online Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Indiana. It’s designed for clients who are unable to regularly attend in-person IOP sessions. Just like the existing IOP, Fairbanks’ online version uses an evidence-based, comprehensive, holistic treatment program for adult men and women with alcohol and othe...Read More
Alcohol use disorder: When is drinking a problem?
Over the past few months, a conversation about alcohol use has been center stage in the national news. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are quite common in many families around the world. The rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a muc...Read More