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Continuing to Serve The medical and clinical staff at Wellness Retreat are working together to provide a safe and secure environment for our patients during the unique situation and challenges brought upon by COVID-19. While we cannot reduce the risk...

One of the most difficult things you’ll encounter when you try to stay sober is other people getting drunk or high around you who don’t understand why you are working so hard. To them, it is easier to bring someone...

The life of active addiction or alcoholism is full of secrets, lies, and manipulation in order to get the substances we need or to hide our behavior from loved ones. Addiction happens as the result of many factors, but it...

It’s entirely unfortunate, but due to the prevailing opioid epidemic, thousands of families lose loved ones to drug overdose deaths every year. It’s unlikely that you haven’t known someone who died of an overdose in your lifetime. Even more unlikely...

It can take years before a person decides to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction. But even if a person does decide to get help, they may not want to continue on the path of recovery for long...

With the opioid epidemic continuing to rage on and affect thousands of individuals and their families every day, a number of new treatments have developed to address this specific addiction. However, due to the many different types of opioid addiction...

Anxiety and addiction are a common pair. In fact, almost half the individuals who get help for addiction also need help for a co-occurring disorder. And often, the co-occurring disorder paired with addiction is an anxiety disorder. Since concurring disorders...

Most people who struggle with addiction don’t want to get help. And even the ones that do may be terrified of what sobriety may bring. This is because they’ve lived so long consumed by the cycle of addiction that they...

During recovery from substance abuse disorder, it’s best that the entire family is involved. Even if only one person in a family unit struggles with addiction, each and every member is affected. And, can either attribute to helping or even...

Certainly, addiction can lead to a host of negative effects. The effects of drug addiction can range from physical illnesses and organ failure to the loss of finances and even professional careers. But, did you know that the effects of...