Treatment Related Posts

While many people think of addiction recovery as a short 30- or 90-day stint in treatment, true recovery extends for years after the final drug dose or drink. Addiction is a mental health disorder that affects the structure of the brain and recovering from it will not happen overnight. Individuals require continuous care and support […]

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we hear from Lori Ryland, who serves as CEO of Skywood Recovery, The Oak’s sister program in Michigan. She joined us to demystify the components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and explain how our experiences, our perceptions and our biochemistry all interact and change the way we see […]

As long as there have been medical doctors prescribing treatment, there have been holistic approaches to health care. In fact, long before the modern prescription drug era, the only kind of method to treating bipolar disorder was through various holistic approaches. Quite often, these two distinct forms of therapy will be combined into one comprehensive […]

You did it. You took that first step toward recovery from drug addiction: you broke down the wall of denial, admitted you have a problem and asked for help. You talked it over with family and friends, established a support network of people who care about you and support your recovery, you found a treatment […]

By Thomas Tjornehoj “By my first year in high school, I had graduated to … ketamine … to get me out of my own head,” recalls Meagan F. in her story. “To make all my racing thoughts, all my negative built up emotions to subside or at least relax for a little while … […]

It’s no secret that music can completely transform your mood. And whether you’re into Mozart or more of a Top-40 radio fan, whenever you’re listening, your brain releases the same feel-good neurochemical, namely dopamine, that’s associated with pleasure and reward.1 Interestingly enough, your brain has the same response of dopamine release whenever you’re eating or […]


Going to addiction treatment at a drug rehab facility is difficult for everyone, but teens trying to overcome addiction face a unique set of challenges. While addiction treatment programs and sustaining a life in recovery are large enough obstacles, those who struggle with substance abuse in their teen years also juggle the added tension of […]