Blueprints for Recovery Blog

When it comes to substance addiction, there are many reasons why people relapse. Even those who have gone through a successful recovery can be vulnerable to setbacks. Being aware of the warning signs can help those who struggle with substance addiction find ways to cope with triggers. Here are
People who have mental health disorders in conjunction with substance addiction are often diagnosed as having a co-occurring disorder — also known as dual diagnosis. Though having a co-occurring disorder can be common for an individual in recovery, it can still present more challenges. So here’s what you should
It’s hard watching someone you care about struggle with alcoholism. It’s even more difficult and confusing when you can’t exactly pinpoint when or how they started down this route. Here are a few causes and risk factors of alcohol addiction you may not know. RISK FACTOR 1: HAVING PARENTS
Having a child can be both rewarding and a never-ending source of worry. As a parent, you work hard to set them up for success and guide them to make the right choices as they head into adulthood. However, the college years can be very stressful, and unfortunately, its
Dating after recovery can be both exciting and intimidating. As you’ve progressed through your journey to sobriety, you’ve probably wondered how you will adjust to social situations as a newly sober individual — including dating. You may have also wondered how someone new in your life will react to
Overcoming addiction is hard enough — and without a strong support system, it can leave someone feeling hopeless and defeated. No matter what has caused an individual’s addiction, people who want to recover and get better deserve to have full support and encouragement from their loved ones along the
When starting off the new year in recovery, it’s vital to have an optimistic attitude and set forth some positive goals. While having a positive outlook for the future ahead is key, its also important to consider what we can do in order to stay strong and motivated. GET
It’s not surprising that there’s a strong connection between depression and drug abuse. Depression can be a debilitating illness by altering one’s way of thinking and lowering their ability to enjoy life. When we are at our lowest, we find it difficult to cope and function in our lives.