Recovery

Introducing Northpoint Washington: Our Inpatient Addiction Treatment Facility in Edmonds, Washington

April 8th, 2019|

Ashwood Recovery is proud to announce the grand opening of Northpoint Washington on April 26, 2019. This is our new inpatient addiction treatment facility that’s opening in Edmonds, Washington. This new location will provide us with an opportunity to offer more intense addiction treatment care to Washington state residents. Drug and alcohol addiction rates are on the rise in America. Washington is one of the states that are heavily impacted. More addiction treatment centers and resources are needed to combat this issue and put a stop to this crisis. Northpoint is happy to do

The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Relationships After Addiction

February 25th, 2019|

Sex, love, and dating are already complicated enough. Of course, things only get more complicated when addiction is added to the mix. Active addiction will destroy a romantic relationship every time. But a healthy, loving relationship with a recovering addict is possible. And if you’re a recovering addict yourself, don’t despair. By following the right precautions, you can successfully navigate the world of dating and find a thriving, supportive relationship. In this article, we’ll discuss tips for single people in recovery who are ready to date, the significant others of recovering addicts, and the

Why Don’t ERs Offer Addiction Treatment?

January 23rd, 2019|

“Research shows that people who have had an overdose are more likely to have another. Emergency department education and post-overdose protocols, including providing naloxone and linking people to treatment, are critical needs.” ~ Dr. Alana Vivolo-Kantor, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control In 2017, over 72,000 Americans died because of fatal drug overdoses. And for every death, there are estimated to be at least 30 overdoses where the victims survived.  Importantly, when you factor in other health problems such as infections, disease, injuries, and self-harm resulting from substance abuse, it

Charlie Sheen: His Wonderful and Improbable Recovery

December 15th, 2018|

The world watched as Charlie Sheen’s personal life fell apart due to partying and drugs. The infamous Hollywood star was an infamous party animal, much like his on-screen character in Two and a Half Men. Fans watched as he acted out when on drugs, and watched as he struggled with addiction. His substance abuse problem got so bad that he was even fired from the show. For some time now, Charlie Sheen has laid low. He has barely made any waves on social media, and haven’t taken on any other shows. He had been

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly – 25 Tips For Staying Sober Over the Holidays

October 8th, 2018|

The holidays are right around the corner. To this, many will shout, “Cheers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Others will, say, “Bah Humbug!” It really doesn’t matter which category you fall into. The reality is, the months of November and December can be a challenging time for people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. To help you along your recovery journey, we have put together a list of 25 tips to help you stay sober for the holidays. Here goes: #1 Make The Commitment to

Really Naked: How intimacy changes when you get sober

October 5th, 2018|

It does not come as much of a surprise that recovering addicts are often faced with the added challenge of recovering their relationships, particularly during the early stages of recovery. Reinvigorating and learning to grow healthy levels of intimacy is an integral part of addiction recovery. Since substance abuse (like alcoholism and drug addiction) are often associated with secrecy, isolation, and social distancing, recovering alcoholics and addicts often start from ground zero when it comes to rebuilding the most important relationships in their lives. Intimacy, in this way, does not simply mean sexual or

11 Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (Or Not Drinking At All)

September 2nd, 2018|

Drinking alcohol is fun for a few years until the constant hangovers take hold. The benefits of quitting FAR outweigh the benefits of drinking. Quitting alcohol can feel impossible. It’s especially difficult for those who are addicted to it. Oftentimes, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there is no life without booze. Despite all of the negative side effects it has on their life, they continue to drink. Unfortunately, too many people are stuck in the prison of alcoholism. As the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism tells us, more than 15 million

An In-Depth Guide About Heroin Withdrawals and Detox

July 12th, 2018|

Heroin withdrawal can be a scary process. Maybe you’ve heard stories from opiate addicts that have gone through it. People who detox from opioids often experience intense nausea, stomach cramping, severe anxiety and insomnia among other symptoms. It’s no wonder, then, that the prospect of withdrawing can be quite intimidating. The mere thought of going through withdrawals is enough to deter some heroin addicts from quitting. An In-Depth Guide About Heroin Withdrawals and Detox However, once someone is able to overcome the symptoms of heroin withdrawal, they’ll have jumped over one of the biggest

The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

July 5th, 2018|

When a person is seeking treatment for a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or addiction to illicit or prescription drugs, there are a number of treatment options that, when used in combination, can prove particularly effective. One of the “tried and true” tools that a professional addiction counselor uses to help people struggling with addictive disorders is group therapy. The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery An addiction recovery group can be a valuable tool to help a person maintain sobriety in the early days of treatment and for the long term.

Harm Reduction Strategies—Good or Bad for Recovery?

June 8th, 2018|

Read any article about the continuing drug addiction and overdose public health crisis, and you may see a term that you’re not familiar with – “harm reduction”. And if substance abuse has touched your life or the life of someone you care about, you will want to become familiar with this controversial concept. First Things First – What Is “Harm Reduction”? “Harm reduction” is a catchall phrase used to describe any public health strategy or policy aimed at limiting or minimizing the individual and societal damage caused by the potential