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Addiction and Professionalism Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

addiction and professionalism

Many images come to mind when words like “addiction” or “substance abuse” are brought up, with depictions of those suffering from addiction even going so far as to show homelessness or an unkempt look. However, addiction doesn’t necessarily manifest in this way, and one’s financial status or professional career can continue to develop independently of […]

Finding Your Family in Recovery

family in recovery

Family plays an integral role throughout many aspects of each individual’s life. However, the idea of a “family” can mean many things, with each individual having their own understanding of the word. Finding one’s supportive and empathetic family throughout the recovery process can be crucial in establishing effective support systems and creating an atmosphere of […]

Setting Boundaries for Your Sobriety

Now that you’re in recovery, it’s vital to be proactive in setting boundaries for yourself. This includes protecting your health by being outspoken with your social circle about what you will and will not do. Your friends and family might know that you’re in recovery, but they may not know exactly what that entails. They […]

Asking if a Treatment Program Is a Good Fit for You

A person who is ready to enter a recovery program often wonders if they will be a good fit and what other people in the program may be like. Valiant Living is an excellent choice for those looking to enter sober living. Our variety of treatment options include medically supervised detoxification, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, […]

I Think I Have A Problem

Whether you’ve had a wake-up call in the form of an unsettling experience, been shaken by the recovery or overdose of someone close to you, or simply feel a growing sense that something is going wrong inside you, you must pay close attention to your feelings. You know yourself; if you think you might have […]

What You Should Know About National Recovery Month

Every year in September, National Recovery Month is observed to increase awareness and celebrate those who have been successful in their recovery journey. With the hopes to educate the public and showcase the positive side of recovery, people are reminded that mental health issues and addiction can affect anyone. Showing that there is a way […]

Elton John Celebrates 30 Years of Sobriety

Celebrities getting sober is a fantastic way to show hope in recovery. Knowing that they can get sober while being in the spotlight and their ritzy lifestyles comes with the misconception they do not need to get sober because they already live the life everybody else wants to have. With Elton John, 1990 proved to […]

Why Is Treatment for Elder Addiction So Important?

We often look to our grandparents and older loved ones as the standard of wisdom with reference to all of their life experiences. Yet the truth of the matter is that our elders are just as susceptible to drug and alcohol addiction as younger generations. Addiction does not discriminate, which means that anyone at any […]

How Sesame Street Has Made Recovery into a Character

How Sesame Street Has Made Recovery into a Character

The opioid crisis in America has affected people of all ages including young children. When mommies and daddies are unable to show up for their kids due to their addiction to drugs or alcohol, children get caught in the crossfire and have no idea how to cope. These minors suffer trauma and abuse that could […]

Why It is Important When You Don’t Know What to Do – Do Nothing

Why It is Important When You Don’t Know What to Do - Do Nothing

Impulsivity is the foundation of addiction. Instead of doing the right thing, the impulsive nature of drugs and alcohol wins out every time when someone is suffering in their addiction. Once a person moves into their recovery, the impetuousness in their actions does not just change automatically. One who has been impulsive will tend to […]