Blueprints for Recovery Blog

Whether you are a parent, friend, or partner to someone who has a substance addiction, it can be extremely emotional and stressful to watch them struggle. Seeing your loved one have a hard time getting sober may initiate enabling behaviors whether you realize it or not. Enabling someone who
Not only does addiction come along with some harsh stigmas, but theres also a list of untruths that surround it. Without understanding the real reasons and causes of substance abuse, friends and family members may not be entirely able to help their loved one overcome addiction  or worse
College is supposed to be the best experience in one’s life — a new beginning and exciting adventure into adulthood. Unfortunately, the college years are also synonymous with the “party years,” and that could lead to some bad behaviors if it gets out of control. With alcohol being the
Stress and personal triggers are often causes for a relapse. Many individuals who are going through treatment for substance addiction may not fully understand how to react or deal with stress. Not being able to handle stressful situations can lead back to substance abuse to make the uncomfortable feelings
Intentional self-harm (suicide) is the 10th leading causes of death in the United States. While the number-one suicide risk is depression and other mood disorders, two other influences come in second — alcohol and drug abuse. Even without a diagnosis of depression, substance abuse addiction is still a significant
International Overdose Awareness Day is an awareness event that is annually held on August 31. Its purpose is to commemorate lost loved ones, educate global communities about overdosing on drugs, and ultimately reduce the stigma associated with overdose-related deaths. In 2001, the first Overdose Awareness Day was organized by