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Life in Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Life in Alcohol Addiction Recovery - man standing by lake - waypoint recovery centerMaybe you are considering seeking help for an alcohol addiction issue, or maybe you already have made treatment arrangements and you have some questions.

One of the biggest questions people have when they are going into addiction recovery is centered around what life in alcohol addiction recovery will be like. (more…)

What to Expect During Family Visitation

What to Expect During Family Visitation - family visit - waypoint recovery centerFamily interaction while in rehab is an important part of the recovery process.

By the time your loved one has taken this step for rehab, there has more than likely been a disintegration of your relationship with them. You may be feeling angry, disappointed, confused, in fear and even unsure if it will work. (more…)

Chronic Relapse Prevention

chronic relapse prevention - relapse prevention wheel - waypoint recovery centerWhether you are dealing with substance addiction as a personal issue, or as the loved one of an addicted person, it is likely that you will have some experience with relapse.

When it comes to addiction recovery, there isn’t a straight and smoothly paved path that leads directly to full recovery. (more…)

Can DBT Help with Substance Abuse?

Can DBT Help with Substance Abuse - woman receiving therapy - waypoint recovery centerTreatment for drug and alcohol addiction has come a long way over the last 50 years.

With so many individuals addicted to substances in the U.S. alone, addiction professionals have had their hands full. Fortunately, new ideas have been developed to try to help those addicted to drugs and alcohol. One of these treatment methods is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). (more…)

Supporting Recovery During the Holidays

supporting recovery during the holidays - christmas decorations - waypoint recovery centerMaintaining sobriety during the holidays is not an easy feat, especially when you have an increasing number of family gatherings, office parties, and other obligations.

For some, staying sober this season is no more difficult than any other time of year. Yet for others, it’s awkward, lonely, or simply just unbearable. (more…)

Changing the Language of Addiction: Terms to Avoid (Part 1)

changing the language of addiction - addiction books - waypoint recovery centerFor much of the twentieth century, addiction was widely described as either substance “abuse” or substance “dependence.”

This was the language you would find in the old DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) that physicians used to diagnose their patients. Although “official,” these terms carried with them a clear stigma. (more…)