What are the stages of addiction?

What Are the Stages of Addiction?

Substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues affect people from all walks of life – without respect for age, gender identity, race or sexual orientation. To understand what makes this disease so pervasive, and how to manage it successfully, the first step is to recognize the stages of addiction.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s definition of substance abuse,

Staying Sober This Holiday

Tips for Staying Sober This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a whirlwind of social events and outings that can represent a challenge for people in recovery. The stresses of traveling, shopping for gifts, cooking and seeing extended family can tempt people into relapsing.

Don’t put your hard-earned recovery in jeopardy. Start planning for staying sober this holiday and committed to your recovery journey.