We believe length of treatment directly impacts the chances for long-term recovery. For this reason we offer a variety of levels of care to better equip an individual to create the life they desire. Our caring and experienced clinical staff provides the emotional, physical and spiritual healing necessary to identify the core issues that underlie the addiction and in turn create an extraordinary life of productive, balanced sober living.
Its that time again for Chicagos only LGBTQ recovery weekend. It begins August 15th and continues until August 17th at the Center on Halsted. Chicago Roundup, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization for the celebration of 12-step recovery from alcohol and drug addiction within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community. This organization produces engaging events in.. read more ?
From all the research that has been done in the field of addiction over the past 30-40 years, we know several factors are involved in the development and continuance of addictive behavior. Within the disease model of addiction, we understand the development of an addiction stems from the genes we have inherited. Once these particular.. read more ?
Some holidays are more difficult than others for recovering alcoholics; St.Patricks day is often one of those holidays. It was once celebrated as a day to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland, it has evolved into an all you can drink party that has little to do with Ireland or St.Patrick at all. In most.. read more ?
Admitted to ourselves, another person and our higher power the exact nature of our wrongs The fifth step in addiction recovery is one of the steps that has a large impact on members. After completing the fourth step by doing a moral inventory, you now share it. This is considered to be somewhat of a.. read more ?
Acceptance is not approval. This saying reverberates through the rooms of 12-step meetings. The saying is common because acceptance is difficult to understand and not easy to achieve. In fact, it may be easier to understand what acceptance is not: it is not approval, or forgiveness, or weakness. It is: agreeing with reality AS IT.. read more ?
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used therapeutic approach which examines the link between a clients environment, thinking and eventual behavior. The premise of this approach is based on the idea that a persons particular way of perceiving an event or situation will determine how he/she feels and ultimately acts. It is a model that.. read more ?
Heroin has been receiving more attention in the news recently. CBS NEWS: Hooked on Heroin; NY TIMES: Heroin in New England, More Abundant and Deadly; BBC News: Cory Monteith: The Heroin users that dont fit the junkie stereotype; USA Today: OxyContin a Gateway to Heroin for Upper-Income Addicts. Although it can be upsetting this is.. read more ?
Travel season is here in full force and unless youre going on an expedition through the Alaskan tundra, there is a good chance you will be around alcohol. Vacations are a time to relax, regenerate and enjoy yourself. Unfortunately, for many recovering alcoholics and addicts, travel can cause a lot of anxiety. Many people associate.. read more ?
One overarching question exists for LGBTQIs facing addiction: Where and how do I socialize after I get sober? For most gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in their 20s and 30s, their social lives often are centered in and around bars. There is no doubt that the prevalence of alcohol and drugs in the LGBTQI.. read more ?
In recovery for drug and alcohol addiction, unresolved issues such as grief, conflicts, and loss can resurface and create the potential for relapse. Forgiveness by both the recovering addict/alcoholic and their loved ones is central to overcoming the conflicts and disillusionment that may exist in the relationship. It can be difficult for the loved one.. read more ?