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This blog is dedicated to providing information and resources about addiction and recovery. New articles are posted almost daily and can be helpful to the struggling addict or even professional health care workers. Topics discussed range from wellness, addiction science, healthy habits, to myths about addiction. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our readers and inform people about important recovery issues.  If you enjoy our blog, make sure to bookmark our site and  follow us today, or tell a friend!

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Can Alcoholism in One Spouse Raise the Risk For the Other?

Posted on: February 27, 2018

Have you ever wondered about the impact of your or your loved one’s behavior and how it affects their significant other? No one truly escapes the effect of addiction, whether is the addict or his/her family member and friends, addiction not only takes its toll on relationships but it also increases their partner’s risk. Read Read more…

Spring Cleaning for Your Mental Health?

Posted on: February 23, 2018

March is almost here and that means spring is around the corner! Spring season is often associated with renewal, growth, and a blossoming of life. The temperatures increase, our surroundings come to life with the emergence of flowers and the rebirth of trees. This is the perfect time for spring cleaning. When we think of Read more…

Can Marijuana Increase Anxiety?

Posted on: January 15, 2018

The relationship between Marijuana and anxiety has long been a very debated topic with people on two different sides of the spectrum.  Some believe Marijuana is a wonder drug that can effectively reduce anxiety due to having powerful calming and soothing effect. Others believe that Marijuana actually increases feelings of panic and depression. So which Read more…

Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Posted on: January 10, 2018

Did you know that according to the  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace?  Unfortunately, alcohol and substance abuse have become increasingly commonplace in the workplace since the disease of addiction affects a number of people across industries and socioeconomic factors. What are the effects of Read more…

NewBridge: Top Ten Warning Signs of a Relapse

Posted on: January 04, 2018

In today’s recovery community relapse is no longer a rare occurrence. The truth is that relapse is now a common step in many people’s path to long-term sobriety. Relapse is a part of my story, although it certainly does not need to be a part of your story. The types of relapses and duration of Read more…

Alcohol Addiction During the Holidays

Posted on: December 18, 2017

Reprinted from Independent.com Carter, M. (2017) “For Those Coping With Alcohol Addiction, Christmas is one of the toughest times of the year” During the run-up to Christmas, alcohol consumption spirals and booze-soaked TV scheduling is partly to blame There’s a saying that – on balance – it’s probably better to be a heroin addict than an alcoholic. To a Read more…

5 Tips To Help You Stay Sober During The Holidays

Posted on: December 05, 2017

For those in recovery, the holidays can be tough.  Christmas and New Year’s are inherently stressful for everyone but can be even more so for people who suffer from addiction,   The hustle and bustle of gift shopping, family visits and the never-ending holiday parties all add up an extra layer of stress that is not easy to Read more…

The Link Between Addiction & Suicide

Posted on: November 13, 2017

November 18th is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, According to the American Foundation for suicide prevention,  “Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there Read more…

NewBridge Recovery Recognized as Provider of the Month

Posted on: October 23, 2017

We are so thrilled to share with you that we have been chosen as the Provider of the Month by University Behavioral Health! University Behavioral Health is committed to providing intensive mental health services to children, adolescents and adults as well as detox and substance abuse programs for adults. Our mental health facility provides safe Read more…

Recovery is a Family Affair

Posted on: October 16, 2017

It has been said that addiction is a family disease, meaning family members feel the fear, pain, sadness and exhaustion that comes with a loved one’s addiction. Family and friends surrounding someone suffering from addiction have at one point or another been affected by their actions. At NewBridge Recovery we recognize the need to restore and rebuild these relationships. Read more…

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