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Types of Addiction Treatment Centers & Therapy Programs in Dallas

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Today, you have options when it comes to addiction treatment in Dallas. While this means that there is more vital support, it can also lead…

Intervention for Someone With Substance Use Disorder

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Things to do During an Intervention for Someone With Substance Use Disorder When someone you love doesn’t want to come to terms with their addiction,…

Joining Support Groups in Dallas

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We all need support in life, and if you are recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD) this is especially true. Support groups provide two…

How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Mental Health?

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Substance abuse disorders (SUDs) and mental health issues are so closely related medical experts aren’t always sure if one leads to other. However, it is…

Dallas Addiction Centers and Programs

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Common Questions About Dallas Addiction Centers and Programs Making the decision to get help with an addiction is a huge step forward in reaching sobriety.…

Addiction Recovery: Dealing With a Chronic Disease

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When you’ve developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol it’s considered a chronic condition. That means it’s a health issue you’ll need to manage for…

Common Substance Use Disorders That Cause Addiction

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Addiction comes in two primary forms: substance use and behavioral. A substance use disorder (SUD) refers to an addiction that involves a substance that’s consumed.…

What Is Addiction?

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Addiction is something that we hear about at a young age, but how much do you really know about addiction?  When we think of addiction,…

Substance Abuse Trends in Dallas Texas

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Over the last decade the news has been dominated by stories of the opioid epidemic and statistics that show substance abuse is on the rise.…

What Relapsing During a PHP Program Means for Recovery

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When a person decides to seek addiction treatment the thought of relapsing is at the forefront of their mind. The fear of relapse is warranted,…

Benefits of Choosing Local Rehab Clinics in Dallas

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When you are considering your alcohol and drug rehabilitation options there are a lot of factors to consider. Location is one of the biggest factors.…

How to Break the Addiction Cycle

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An addiction is defined as, “a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.” Right there in…

Why a Partial Hospitalization Program May Be the Most Beneficial Treatment

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Choosing to get addiction treatment is a life-changing decision. However, it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. That’s why it’s important to find…

6 Fun Things to do Alone in Dallas During Drug or Alcohol Recovery

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The best drug rehab centers in Dallas don’t just put together a clinical treatment plan. They will also focus on helping patients when they are…

Celebrate the Easter Season With Less Stress

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When you are recovering from addiction in an IOP program or PHP program the Easter holiday can stir up a lot of emotions. It’s a…

How to Ask for Help When Dealing With Addiction

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Asking for help isn’t easy for a lot of people. Asking for help with a drug or alcohol addiction is even more difficult given the…

Common Signs of Drug Use and Addiction 

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Are you worried that a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol? Every year millions of people ask themselves whether a close friend, romantic partner…

On the Road to Recovery With PHP

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On the Road to Recovery With PHP Behavioral Health Therapy When you’re beginning addiction recovery the long road ahead can feel overwhelming. One thing that…

Is Marijuana Addictive? The Real Rundown

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Marijuana use is on the rise across America. This isn’t surprising given that more states are beginning to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. These trends…

Emotional Journey: Finding Treatment for a Mental Illness

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The Emotional Journey to Finding an Effective Treatment for a Mental Illness Countless studies have been conducted to research mental illness. While we’ve made a…

Partial Hospitalization Program – When is it Needed?

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Some of the most common questions we receive about our Partial Hospitalization Program in Dallas, TX relates to when this type of program is needed.…

Dealing With a Mental Health Condition

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What to do When Your Loved One is Dealing With a Mental Health Condition When a person has a mental health condition it’s felt by…

Practicing Self-Love During Addiction Recovery

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There are a lot of things you can work on at an addiction recovery center. Group therapy, individual therapy and talking with a Recovery Coach…
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Valentine’s Day Ideas While Dating Someone in Recovery

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During IOP recovery in Dallas we tell patients that holidays can be difficult. For some people, celebrations are a justification for alcohol and drug use.…

How a Partial Hospitalization Program Can Help

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) treatment plans are individualized and evidence-based with the goal of making a positive impact on a person’s recovery from addiction. The…

Requirements and Expectations for PHP in Dallas, TX

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Requirements and Expectations for a Partial Hospitalization Program in Dallas, TX Rehab centers in Dallas, TX offer a variety of programs to provide people with…

FAQ: PHP Behavioral Health Programs

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When you’re considering your substance abuse treatment options, you may come across services that you didn’t know were available. Many people mistakenly think that going…

Why Group Therapy is an Important Part of Addiction Recovery

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Addiction therapy is a very personal process, but no one goes through it alone. The truth is many people will be a part of the…

Therapy Techniques Used During a Partial Hospitalization Program

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A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) can be a pivotal part of addiction behavioral services that gives people the skills, support and confidence needed to stay…

The Differences Between Partial Hospitalization and IOP Programs

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The Differences Between Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs Are you battling addiction, mental illness or substance abuse? Taking control doesn’t mean that you have…

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

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Today there are a variety of treatment options when someone is battling addiction and mental health issues. One of those options is enrollment in a…

How Has the COVID-19 Omnicron Variant Impacted Addiction?

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Just when everyone thought the COVID pandemic was coming to an end, the omicron variant made an appearance and reignited concerns over infection. It also…

Make 2022 the BEST Year Yet

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The beginning of the year is when people reflect on the previous months and think about what they want to accomplish next. Making resolutions is…

What is an IOP Recovery Coach?

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At Lighthouse Recovery we offer comprehensive, customized treatment programs that take things one step at a time. In our IOP Dallas programs a Recovery Coach…

Red Flags to Watch for in an IOP 🚩🚩🚩

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Red Flags to Watch for in an Intensive Outpatient Program  🚩 When evaluating the various Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) in Dallas, you might have an…
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4 Reasons Staff-To-Resident Ratios Matter in Sober Living Homes

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If you or a loved one is at the point in the recovery journey where you’re looking into Sober Living houses, there’s a myriad of…

Fentanyl and Its Overdose Risk

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Everything to Know About Fentanyl and the Increasing Od Because of It News outlets everywhere are covering the shocking increase in overdose deaths involving fentanyl,…

Had a Holiday Sobriety Relapse? Here’s How to Move Forward

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The fall and winter seasons can be full of holiday parties, more family gatherings, and more opportunities for stress or loneliness. For these, and many…

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Addict

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If you find you or a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol addiction this holiday season, you’re not alone. Holidays can be challenging times…

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely and Soberly

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Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely and Soberly in Dallas, TX At Lighthouse Recovery in Dallas, we know the holidays can be especially challenging…

Types of Behavioral Therapy & Addiction Treatment Used in Rehab

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What Types of Behavioral Therapy and Addiction Treatment Are Used by Alcohol or Drug Rehab Centers? Addiction treatment is complicated, and demands a professional approach.…
IOP Program in Dallas, TX.

Types of Addiction Treatment

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What Type of Addiction Treatment Do I Need?   If you’re here because of a drug or alcohol abuse problem for you or a loved…

Outdoor Exercises to Help With Drug Recovery

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Outdoor Exercises to Help With Drug Recovery While You Enjoy the Weather Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction is a long process that takes strength.…

5 Reasons To Seek an Addiction Treatment Center

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5 Reasons To Seek an Addiction Treatment Center Before or During the Holidays For those suffering addiction, the holidays loom and may bring increased triggers,…

Attend School or Work While at a Sober Living House

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When you are making an effort to get sober one of the biggest concerns is experiencing setbacks in life while going through treatment. In particular,…

Best Gifts To Give or Get a Loved One Going Through Rehab

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Best gifts to give or get a loved one addiction treatment in Dallas (or elsewhere!) Living away from home in one of the Dallas-area rehab…

FAQ About Sober Living Homes and the Holidays

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What can I do living at Sober Living Homes over the holidays?  Now that spooky season is over, you might (begrudgingly or excitedly) start noticing…

5 Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving

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5 ways to celebrate Thanksgiving when you’re in an SLH or Inpatient Rehab Center (with specific, non therapy related ideas to connect with fam and…

The Latest in the Prescription Painkiller Crisis

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The Effects of the Landmark $26 Billion National Settlement With Opioid Distributors Learn the most important aspects of the settlement and what it means for…

Common Questions About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

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When you or a loved one are entering an intensive outpatient program in Dallas, TX you’re sure to have a lot of questions. Many of…

Post-Surgery Painkillers

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What for Watch Out for When Injured Athletes Take Post-Surgery Painkillers The country has been in the grip of an opioid crisis for years. Much…

Benefits of Breathing Exercises for Addiction Recovery

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For centuries, cultures across the world have used breathing exercises to calm the mind and body. It’s long been understood that without proper breathing habits,…

Lighthouse Recovery Texas Selected as a Center of Excellence

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Lighthouse Recovery Texas Selected as a Center of Excellence Lighthouse Recovery Texas is extremely pleased to announce that our addiction treatment centers in Dallas have…

What Qualifies for a Sober Living House?

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What Qualifies for a Sober Living House? How Do I Know if It’s a “Good” Sober Home? Looking for quality substance abuse care for you…

Quiz: Should I Go to a Drug or Alcohol Rehab?

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Knowing whether or not you or a loved one should go to a professional drug or alcohol rehab might seem complicated. But, if you want…

Feeling Thankful During the Holidays

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How to Feel Thankful During the Holidays When You or a Loved One Is in Rehab With Thanksgiving around the corner, some families may be…
What to expect in an intensive outpatient program.

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

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Why are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) important during an Intensive Outpatient Program?   Once you or a loved one decides…
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3 Reasons Sober Living Homes are Vital to Long-Term Sobriety

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Just like for you or a loved one, the goal of most drug and alcohol addicts is not just to get sober. The goal is…

How to Best Support Drug or Alcohol Addicts Around the Holidays

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Friends and Families: Read How to Best Support Drug or Alcohol Addicts around the Holidays The air is cooling, the leaves are turning colors, and…

How to Get Control of Your Addiction Before the Holidays

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While some may be rolling their eyes at the rows of holiday decorations littering retail stores, the holidays (many of them!) are fast approaching, and…

3 NFL Players Who’ve Undergone Alcohol or Drug Rehab

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It might be all consuming to think you or your loved one are alone in drug or alcohol addiction; that it doesn’t happen to “good”…

10 Ways to Enjoy Football Season without Alcohol or Drugs

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Fall is often synonymous with football, whether you prefer college or professional football. There are games available to watch more than 4 days a week,…

Aftercare Is More Than Just Sober Living

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You’ve completed an inpatient rehabilitation program, and you’re looking for an aftercare program that can fit your needs for drug or alcohol addiction help. You…

The Advantages of Group Therapy in an IOP Program

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The path to recovery from addiction looks different to everyone. For some people, having dedicated one-on-one sessions with a professional can yield the best results.…

The Addiction Recovery Timeline

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Here’s a look at the typical addiction recovery timeline to see how long each of the most common types of recovery treatment programs take to…
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Common Challenges and Transformations During Sober Living in Dallas

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A quick look at who makes up the Sober Living community, what their journeys entail, and the success they find along the way.

When Should You Recommend IOP?

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Intensive Outpatient Programs, or IOP programs, can be an appealing and effective choice for people who are suffering from substance abuse and addiction problems, along…

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Requirements and Expectations

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It's very important for anyone dealing with substance abuse or addiction issues to choose the right recovery program. There are many different types of treatment…

How to Start an Intensive Outpatient Program?

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For those looking to overcome abuse and addiction problems, an intensive outpatient program or IOP program can be a very effective option. IOP rehab is…

Does an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Help Depression?

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Intensive Outpatient Programs, also known as IOP programs, are a unique form of drug rehab program that can help people progress towards a state of…

Autism Resources for Parents

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With rising travel numbers, many families are opting for vacation time. Unfortunately this is not the case for the majority of families with autism spectrum…

The Importance of Boundaries in Recovery: Part II Why & How

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Now that we’re familiar with what boundaries are, let’s talk about how to establish and set them. Boundaries tend to be complicated at times, especially…

Lighthouse Recovery – Pro Football Hall of Fame “Center of Excellence”

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We are excited to announce that Lighthouse Recovery has been chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be their sole Outpatient Treatment Provider…

The Challenges of Sobriety in High School and College

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Teen and adolescent substance abuse is a growing problem worldwide. In the United States alone, roughly 7% of all of those admitted into a drug…

A Guide to Using an Intensive Outpatient Program in Dallas, TX

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Intensive Outpatient Programs, or IOP programs, are a dynamic drug rehab style that aims to help a person towards sobriety without the need for a…

Is My Kid Using Drugs? – Look Out for These Signs

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According to surveys conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 47% of teenagers in senior high school have tried illicit substances at least…

Best Practices for Maintaining Sobriety

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Living & staying sober is more than a lifestyle choice, it’s a mentality. Here are a few mental best practices for maintaining your sobriety.

Meditation: A Life-Changing Practice in Treatment

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Meditation is becoming more and more accepted as a holistic treatment for drug addiction. It’s a very simple yet extremely powerful technique with many health…

What is the Purpose of a Sober Living House?

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The sober living house has gained significant popularity throughout the years. Offering clients a blend of flexibility, independence, and support, these recovery homes have helped…

What is Recovery Housing (or Sober Living)?

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There are different needs at every step of the recovery process. As individuals improve their self-control and decision-making skills, they can move from rigorous forms…

What is a Recovery Program?

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Substance use has only been recognized as a disease since the late 1950’s. Since then, doctors and health workers have developed a variety of ways…

What are the Stages of Recovery?

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It’s no secret that there are phases of recovery. As individuals learn new skills along the way, they become more capable of facing the challenges…
Learn the importance of boundaries in recovery.

The Importance of Boundaries in Recovery: Part I Who, What, Where…

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Let’s talk about boundaries! What are they? What is an emotional boundary? How is it different from a material boundary? How do you set them,…

5 Skills You’ll Learn From Sober Living Programs

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If you’re heading to a Sober Living Program or considering joining a community, here are just a few of the lessons and skills you’ll be…
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Why Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone is One of the Best Recovery Resources

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We see it every day at our Dallas inpatient rehab center. When someone is suddenly thrust out of their comfort zone it can be jarring.…

Sober Living in Dallas Explained: 4 Things to Know

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What is Sober Living? Lighthouse Recovery explains the 5 most important things to know and understand about Sober Living.

Sober Living Stats: By the Numbers

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A quick look at who makes up the Sober Living community, what their journeys entail, and the success they find along the way.

Why Choose Lighthouse Recovery Sober Living

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Sober Living programs are slowly but surely becoming a standard step in the substance use recovery process. Offering individuals an opportunity to exercise the skills…

What to Expect During and After the Sober Living Program

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Considered one of the most effective steps after inpatient treatment, the sober living home provides a safe, comfortable place for individuals to stay as they…

Day-to-Day Life in A Sober Living Home

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Stepping out of an Inpatient Rehab program can feel a lot like a major victory -- and it is. But what most individuals realize after…

What Do You Do In IOP (Part 2)

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As one of the later steps of the recovery process, the Intensive Outpatient Program provides clients the freedom and flexibility to exercise their independence without…

How Is IOP Helpful?

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Recovery from substance addiction and dependence is a delicate process. In fact, most experts assert that recovery is a lifelong experience. So, throughout those long…

What Do You Do in IOP?

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Stigma surrounds rehabilitation programs making them both daunting and unappealing to those who need help. Unfortunately, these ideas often paint treatment programs in a negative…

Is IOP Covered by Insurance?

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Drug recovery can be stressful all on its own. The difficulty with alcohol and illicit substances is that they rewire the brain and convince the…

Why is Sober Living Important?

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Addiction and dependence can be so complicated that individuals who experience these challenges require years of treatment to undo the damage dealt by chemical and…

What is a Sober Living Home?

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Years of drug treatment and recovery research have shown that relapse is a very real outcome for most individuals going through treatment. And that’s why…

What Happens if You Relapse in Sober Living?

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The very purpose of sober living and of every other step of the recovery process is simple: to keep people sober. Providing sturdy support and…

How Long Do You Live in A Sober Living Home?

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‘How long?’ -- that’s often one of the most common questions on the minds of individuals considering drug recovery treatment. No doubt, the idea of…

The First Steps of a Healthy Detox

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The effects of illicit substances and alcohol alone should be reason enough not to use them. But even more troubling is the fact that they…

IOP During COVID-19 – What Has Changed?

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It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for all areas of health care. People enrolled in intensive outpatient programs have been…

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – What to Expect in 90 Days

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Intensive Outpatient Programs were developed to cater to unique individuals who might not be able to commit to living in a treatment facility. Ideal for…
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Guide to Sober Living Dallas – What You Need to Know

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Transitions are perhaps the most important aspect of any treatment program. While an individual might achieve significant success during one phase of their recovery journey,…

When is Drug Rehab Right for You?

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No two substance use problems are ever the same. People come from different backgrounds, struggle with different problems, and have different motivations when it comes…

What to Look for in An Intensive Outpatient Program

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The substance use treatment landscape is ever changing, adapting to the many different needs of individuals in recovery. That’s because not everyone responds the same…

Intensive Outpatient Programs vs Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

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One of the reasons why individuals suffering from substance use disorder tend to shy away from treatment is because they fear it might be too…

How to Accept You Have a Problem with Drugs and Alcohol

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No one really wants to get tangled up in the mess that drugs and alcohol can bring. But when a person struggles with stress, baggage,…

Free Resources for Addiction Treatment

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Financial troubles seem to commonly come hand in hand with substance use disorder. As the addiction overrides all other priorities, individuals become less careful when…

Addiction During COVID-19

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All eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, which is today considered the most prominent health crisis of our modern age. But while COVID-19 sweeps across…

The Difference Between a Therapist and a Coach

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As research on addiction continues to develop and widen our understanding of substance use, so too do the many different treatments evolve. Back in the…

The Pros and Cons of Wilderness Treatment

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The teenage years can be particularly precarious. With ever changing hormones and risks like bullying and peer pressure, it comes as no surprise that drug…

Continuum of Care in Addiction Treatment

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‘Continuum of care’ is a phrase used in addiction treatment, but it isn’t common for clients to understand what it really means. An integral concept…

What is Outpatient Treatment and What to Expect

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The road to sobriety is different for everyone. That’s why health care professionals and service providers have developed various methods of treatment that adapt to…

How to Get Someone Help – 6 Steps for Dealing with Drug Abuse

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There are few things as painful as watching a loved one destroy their life with drugs. And as their addiction develops and worsens, you’ll find…

How Do I Know I Need Help? – Recognizing an Addiction Problem

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Humans are naturally wired to protect their ego, which is why we’ve developed a range of different defense mechanisms that guard our psyche against potential…

The Benefits of Coaching – Bolstering Your Recovery Efforts

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It takes serious effort and unwavering dedication to recover from drug abuse. For the most part, that’s because drugs can alter brain chemistry and even…

SMART Recovery – History, Principles, and Outcomes

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According to recent statistics, 14.1 million Americans aged 18 and over suffer from alcohol use disorder, while 19.7 million struggle with substance use disorder. And…

How To Stay Connected During a Pandemic

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Anxiety, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts have been at an all time high since the start of the pandemic. Many of these symptoms are associated…

Dating Someone in Active Addiction

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It’s hard enough to date under normal circumstances. But add in the complexity of substance abuse and you’ve got a recipe for even more confusion…
Mental Health and Addiction Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

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Substance use disorders (SUDs) can be immensely complicated all on their own. But according to statistics, between 57% to 84% of people with a substance…

The History of Sober Living

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The History of Sober Living Sober living homes have increased in popularity over the past decade. As a transitional housing arrangement, sober living homes provide…

Building Self-Esteem During Recovery and Sobriety

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Building Self-Esteem During Recovery and Sobriety One of the reasons why it’s so hard to recover from substance use disorder is because of the negative…

The Benefits of Sober Living

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Why Should People in Early Sobriety Go to Sober Living? Those first few months of sobriety are the most critical period of substance use disorder…

Chronic Relapse

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Chronic Relapse - How to Break the Cycle The road to sobriety is riddled with obstacles, potholes, and detours. And while some people might think…

What is EMDR Therapy?

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What is EMDR Therapy and What Does It Work to Treat? Developed in the late 1980’s, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is a distinct…

The Role (and Limitations) of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

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The Role and Limitations of Medication Assisted Treatment Roughly 20.2 million people in the United States suffer from a substance use disorder. And because the…

The History of Alcoholic’s Anonymous

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The History of Alcoholics Anonymous With their popular slogan “one day at a time”, Alcoholics Anonymous aims to provide recovering alcoholics the support, guidance, and…

Fun Facts about Dallas, Texas

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Facts and Life in Dallas, Texas The hyper-modern metropolis that is Dallas sits at the northern end of the state, and houses some of the…

Tips for Self-Care – How to Curb Stress and Anxiety

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Defined as the conscious effort to care for one’s self and promote well-being, self-care is an essential component of living a healthy life. Unfortunately, statistics…

Shame and Trauma in Addiction – Causes and Treatment

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Statistics highlight that about 31 million adults struggle with addiction, but only around 10% seek medical treatment. That says a lot about the nature of…

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

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Changing the entire landscape of life as we know it, the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to various stressors that might feel new and unfamiliar…

How Do You Know if You’re Drinking Too Much?

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There can be any number of factors at play when someone is beginning to address their own relationship with alcohol. Cultural and personal influences may…

The Importance of Giving Thanks in Recovery

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Recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol is an incredibly taxing experience, both on one’s body and mind. There can be any number of stresses…

The Stress of Work Culture and Its Effects on Substance Use

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For someone in recovery, one of the major goals they can set for themselves is getting back into the workforce, following a career path they…

Stepping Towards Control

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There are a lot of factors at play for someone in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. It can be incredibly difficult to try…

Understanding Your Associations in Addiction

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A large part of recovery from any addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sugar, or anything else, involves addressing the various associations that…

The Benefits and Limitations of Telemedicine in Recovery

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Telemedicine has become more and more essential with the continued progression of the coronavirus, and many recovery and treatment centers are turning to digital appointments…

Addressing Resentment in Yourself and Your Family

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Resentment is a common feeling among those in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, as well as their families. Resentment can be a…

Slowing Down the Day

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Each day in recovery comes filled with stressors, whether someone is just beginning their journey in the detox phase or employing their own coping skills…

Developing Your Own Effective Rewards System

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Recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is a complicated affair, with ongoing trials, stresses, and emotional turmoil. However, even though the difficulties of…

The Two Kinds of Trauma

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Experiencing trauma at any age can be a harrowing experience that can inform someone's worldview and mental health. However, trauma is often discussed in broad…

Helping by Subtraction – Modeling for Someone in Recovery

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As people in recovery begin to move forward, they regain some of their independence. For most people, this means moving out of sober living or…

Finding Your Control When Stressed

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There are a large number of anxiety-inducing moments in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Each step of one's recovery journey has its own…

Tips for a Family Reaching Out

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Family is an integral part of the recovery process. Loved ones can be the motivating factor behind someone going to recovery for an addiction to…
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There is Always Something New to Try

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Addiction recovery is a very personal journey. No two recovery journeys will look the same. As someone begins their journey towards sobriety, they must find…

Recovering from a Slip – So Now What?

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Recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol comes with an innumerable amount of trials on a daily basis. During recovery, each person is working…

Sleeping Off the Stress – The Need for Sleep in Recovery

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The ability to sleep during recovery from drugs or alcohol is both incredibly important as well as incredibly difficult. Withdrawal symptoms or urges can surface…

Asking the “Why” of Addiction

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Addiction is an immensely complicated topic that envelops every aspect of a person’s life. There are biological, mental, and emotional components that all go into…

The Role of the Family: How Family Can Positively Enable

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The role of the family in recovery is one of the most impactful sources of support during addiction recovery. However, this can be both beneficial…

Stop Chasing Perfection

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People should always aspire to be the best that they can be in their lives. For some people, this can mean reaching great professional heights,…

Finances of Addiction – Setting a Plan for Economic Stability

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Addiction affects every aspect of someone’s life. There are emotional and biological components that each person needs to address in addition to the social elements…

Understanding the Alcohol Recovery Curve

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Alcohol holds an interesting place in society. On one hand, it is often present in celebrations and times of merriment, while also being used by…

Low Points Are Indicators of Change, Not Failure

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Recovering from an addiction of any kind is never an easy feat. There are many peaks and dips, with people needing to employ various strategies…

Addressing Recovery With the World Around You

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People have taken large strides in understanding how addiction is a medical disease rather than a moral failing. However, there is still some social stigma…

Dangers of Comparison During Recovery

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Recovery is a very personal journey; no two people will suffer from addiction in the same way. Each recovery process and therapeutic strategy will influence…

A Goal in Everyone’s Reach

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Recovery isn’t just one thing. What it means to “overcome an addiction” can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people.…

Unlocking the Door to the Next Phase of Recovery

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There are many different phases of recovery, as well as programs created to help people through each step of addressing their addiction to alcohol, drugs,…

Pen, Paper, and the Power of Journaling

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Different techniques work for different people through recovery. While some coping and life skills may work wonders for one person, that doesn’t mean that they…

Crossing the Bridge from Understanding to Acceptance

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Many recovery treatments will focus on certain words or phrases. For some, this can be an in-depth exploration of voice, or looking at “all or…

Hitting the Next Step: Maintaining Motivation Through Recovery

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There are many changes that someone experiences when going through recovery to an addiction of any kind. Especially as someone moves from an inpatient or…

Every Voice Is a Blessing

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Recovery from an addiction of any kind involves a lot of internal struggles. Each person has to re-conceptualize the world around them and challenge the…

Seeing Success in Motion

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There are a lot of changes that someone will undergo through the course of their recovery from addiction. Even as steps are made, there can…

Managing Freedoms: Balancing Life in IOP Recovery

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In addiction recovery, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an important step. When moving from residential to an IOP, someone can see the most drastic changes…

The Family Always Plays a Role

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Recovery of any kind is never a solo journey. Despite the feelings of isolation that addiction recovery is often paired with, there are always many…

Balancing Life During Recovery

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Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are designed to create time for one’s own life in addition to the multiple weekly meetings for treatment. However, that doesn’t…

Taking Time to Recover in an IOP

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For someone moving from an inpatient or residential treatment to an intensive outpatient program (IOP), there are a lot of changes to look forward to.…

Proving Success to Yourself

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The challenges presented by outpatient therapy are numerous, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Each phase has a number of hurdles to overcome, but…
What to expect in an intensive outpatient program.

Changes To Expect When Moving to an Intensive Outpatient Program

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Each part of the recovery provides new challenges and obstacles. No part is easy, but understanding the purpose of each different phase – as well…

Outpatient Recovery’s Role in Fighting Complacency

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Treating addiction isn’t the same as treating a broken bone, nor is going through therapy for addiction or mental health the same as physical therapy.…

Taking the Lead on Your Own Recovery During an IOP

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Recovering from an addiction of any kind involves a lot of difficult steps, from detox to residential to outpatient. When moving from residential to outpatient,…

Seek a Balance

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Being off-kilter in our daily lives can lead us to be off-kilter in our recovery. Of course, it can be difficult to always have a…

Can I Have My Cake and Eat It Too?

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Here’s the truth: no matter how hard we try, we can’t have it all. Nothing in life is perfect, so it’s to your benefit that…

Keeping Your Cool When Recovery Gets Messy

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All of us sweat the small stuff at one point or another. When we do, we strive for control because we want everything to be…

Mindfulness in 5 Minutes

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Mindfulness is a great tool to have in your recovery toolbox. Some may think that mindfulness is a difficult thing to master that takes long…

Is There One Secret to Happiness?

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Is there one secret to happiness? This is the question all of us have tried to answer at some point in our lives. We seem…

How Stress Impacts You

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We’ve all been under stress from school, work, and family life. Stress can feel like the plague, especially when it hits when you least expect…

Lighthouse Recovery Featured on NAATP

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National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, NAATP, has been the addiction service profession’s vision, voice, and thought leader…
A dual diagnosis requires treatment for mental health and addiction.

Dual-Diagnosis: Mental Health & Addiction

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Many people diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder or addiction also suffer from a co-occurring behavioral or mental health disorder. In fact, according to the…

Aftercare & Why It’s Important

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A critical piece of the sobriety puzzle that many people forget, is there is no cure for addiction or alcoholism. Once treatment is complete, that…

A Pandemic During an Epidemic (Part II): Apps to Stay in the Herd

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During these unique times of quarantine and shelter-in-place orders, many addicts are unable to get to 12-Step recovery meetings, sponsor meet-ups, and fellowship outings with…

A Pandemic During an Epidemic (Part I): Recovery During Social Distancing

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One thing most addicts will agree on is that addiction thrives in the dark. Isolation and loneliness are two of the biggest relapse triggers that…

Inpatient Treatment vs. Sober Living

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Understand the difference between inpatient treatment and sober living to make the decision that best suits your current needs.

3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

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The recovery process can be challenging, but don’t lose hope as bumps along the road are expected. Here are 3 ways to support your loved…

5 Tips for Staying Sober After Treatment

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How to stay sober after rehab? Ensure your success in staying sober by following these 5 crucial tips for staying clean and sober after addiction…

When to Seek Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

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It is never too early or too late to seek treatment for your addiction. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to seek treatment for…

Top 5 Reasons Why Recovery Housing is Important

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Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained recovery. Destructive living environments can derail recovery for…