Does Age Play a Factor in Sobriety Success?

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t discriminate and as such there is no typical alcoholic or drug addict. The level of addiction depends on many factors including any underlying mental health issues, the cause of alcohol and also more general social aspects such as educational background and age....

How to Deal with Grief and Loss in Rehab

People can grieve after any significant life change, the death of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship or giving up a substance on which they have been dependent. What is common is a feeling of emptiness and loss and the experience of very powerful feelings. How these feelings are dealt with...

How to Help a Spouse with Addiction

Addiction is a tricky disorder to deal with and can affect not just the addicted but the family and friends of those around them. Specifically, the role of spouse is one of the hardest to deal with. You want them to not be in pain, but you can’t stand watching them spiral deeper and deeper [&helli...

TIPS ON EXPLAINING ADDICTION TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY

  It is very often difficult for people to understand addiction in the sense that it is an illness and not a lifestyle choice. There are still many misconceptions held about the kind of people who are classified as “addicts” that are largely drawn from the way the media represents this demo...

Crime and Alcohol; What are the Dangers?

  Drinking alcohol is a very common way of relaxing and socializing and is a feature of many celebrations and events. The effect it has on your mind and body, such as feeling relaxed and less inhibited is what makes you find it enjoyable. However, becoming hooked on these effects can bring dang...

FIGHTING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION

  Currently, there is a negative connotation associated with mental illness as well as addiction. These stigmas have been created based on years of false information and unfair judgments, and don’t have to be stood for in 2018. At CASA Recovery, we know that mental illnesses and addictions a...

HOW TO AVOID ENABLING AN ADDICTED LOVED ONE

When a friend or family member has an addiction, it feels impossible to find the right things to say all the time. You want to push them towards the road to recovery, but you can’t push too hard.  Peruse the CASA Recovery site to learn more about our programs and how to help anyone in […]...