Storytelling

Storytelling in Recovery

Storytelling can be a really useful part of recovery. For those in 12-step fellowships, a big part of meetings is hearing and sharing stories, but this can be true even if you go another route for your recovery. When I talk with other sober friends about addiction and recovery, the stories flow. Stories breed empathy…

MAT Substances

What Substances Can Medication-Assisted Treatment Be Used For?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications—often in combination with therapy—to treat addiction. Medications like Buprenorphine or Naltrexone help curb cravings and withdrawal symptoms so that people can focus on recovery. Currently, there are medications for both opioid and alcohol use disorder. Naltrexone, for instance, can be used to help with either opioid or…

benefits of recovery housing

What Are the Benefits of Recovery Housing?

The goal of any addiction recovery program is to achieve sobriety. For many people, pursuing recovery in the right environment is paramount to their success. Not all living situations promote sobriety. That can make recovery housing, also called sober living housing, a great option for people looking for increased independence matched with ongoing support after…

Aurielle Williams

Amatus Hires Aurielle C. Williams, PhD, MBA, LMFT as the Regional Executive Director in Georgia

PRESS RELEASE   CONTACT INFORMATION: Amatus Health Contact – Thomas Gill Phone – 410-807-8471 Email – [email protected]   RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2021   Amatus Hires Aurielle C. Williams, PhD, MBA, LMFT as the Regional Executive Director in Georgia Williams brings a well-rounded background in mental health, addiction, family dynamics, trauma, criminal justice, suicide prevention, and…

comparing residential and outpatient addiction treatment

Comparing Residential and Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Both residential and outpatient addiction treatment offer quality options for regaining your life and living addiction-free. Multiple factors should be considered when deciding which option best fits your needs and lifestyle. Your decision should ultimately be informed by the advice of a medical professional with a consideration for what will produce positive, long-lasting results. Learn…

how to treat substance use disorder

How to Treat Substance Use Disorder

When we talk about substance use compared to substance abuse, we generally discuss the difference between misuse, dependency, and addiction. Alcohol, marijuana, and prescription medications are among the most misused and abused substances. In the past, there has been a focus on potential gateway drugs. This term suggests that the use of less dangerous or…

partial hospitalization program

What are Partial Hospitalization Programs?

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are a level of care in addiction treatment. These programs offer more intensive treatment than regular outpatient programs, but unlike with residential treatment, you don’t live at the facility while receiving care. PHPs are typically several hours, three to five days a week. They are great for those who may need…