Brandon Novak Visits Awakenings Recovery Center

Brandon Novak Visits Awakenings Recovery Center

Brandon Novak—professional skateboarder, MTV celebrity, and recovery advocate—came to Awakenings Recovery Center on June 17th to give clients hope and inspiration. All current inpatient and outpatient clients attended this wonderful event. At a young age, Novak was discovered for his skateboarding by Tony Hawk and was the first skateboarder to be endorsed by Gatorade. He…

TruHealing In-Network With Evernorth For Foundations Recovery Center

TruHealing In-Network With Evernorth For Foundations Recovery Center

Effective June 20th, TruHealing is in-network with Evernorth for Foundations Recovery Center. Evernorth is a subsidiary of the Cigna Corporation with extensive behavioral health options “built on 45+ years of experience committed to quality and affordability, accessibility, and compassionate support.”[1] Foundations Recovery Center provides top-quality Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient programs in Baltimore, Maryland.…

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5 Signs You Are Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are a common part of daily life. People across the country are prescribed medications like benzos, opioids, Adderall, and SSRIs every day. What most people don’t know is that it’s easy to develop a dependence on prescription drugs. For many, prescription drug abuse happens slowly. While prescription drugs may seem more benign than…

A Conversation With Carl Erik Fisher About His Book the Urge: Our History of Addiction

A Conversation With Carl Erik Fisher About His Book the Urge: Our History of Addiction

I spoke with Carl Erik Fisher over Zoom about his book The Urge: Our History of Addiction. Fisher is an addiction physician and bioethicist. He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University’s Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, and maintains a private psychiatry practice focused on addiction. Fisher’s writing has appeared in…

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How to Respond and How Not to Respond When Someone Tells You They’re Getting Sober

Deciding to get sober can be very challenging and intimidating. People who pursue recovery from addiction need support from those in their lives. This not only gives them strength through the life-changing journey they’re about to take. An addicted brain is more likely to rationalize drinking or using, so a lack of support can make…

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What Is the Difference Between Treatment and Recovery?

Treatment and recovery are related concepts, but they are not the same thing. Generally, treatment is the formal process of going to a facility for help with addiction. Treatment can include detox, inpatient or outpatient programs, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Recovery encompasses other aspects of your life, including emotional sobriety, mental health, physical health, and…