It’s colder and the days are shorter, which means it’s easier to stay home. We get that. But it’s vital to stay social and keep working your recovery every day. As we approach the holidays with COVID restrictions in place, making a plan, doing your best to not be isolated and staying on a daily … Continued
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Evidence-based addiction treatment simply means treatment that is supported by scientific evidence and has been peer-reviewed and documented for effectiveness. Scientific research is a reliable source for determining what works. That’s why evidence-based addiction treatment methods are effective for helping individuals struggling with substance use disorders overcome their drug and alcohol use and promote a … Continued
You can manage your addiction, but you don’t have to do it alone. Pavillon can help. When you’re ready to take the first step toward the life you want to lead, our team of specialists will be right beside you. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in providing safe, medically supervised detoxification in our … Continued
“The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (PDF | 7.6 MB) found that 68.9% of the estimated 22.4 million illicit drug users, ages 18 or older, are employed full or part time. The same survey found that most binge drinkers and heavy alcohol users are also employed. Of adult binge drinkers, 79.3% (41.2 million … Continued
Addiction does not occur because of a lack of willpower or an unwillingness to stop. It is a chronic illness accompanied by significant changes in the brain. While both men and women can become addicted to drugs or alcohol, women often use drugs differently, respond to drugs differently and can have unique obstacles when it … Continued
“There was a significant relationship between the number of days spent in clinically managed residential treatment and abstinence such that the more days participants spent in clinically managed residential treatment, the more likely they were to be abstinent at the 12-month follow-up.” From National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (2019) Addiction Treatment Providers Outcomes – Pilot … Continued
As a part of our Alumni Testimonial series, this blog article features a Pavillon treatment alum’s personal story about the unplanned gifts that reflection and simple steps can bring to the recovery journey. One night at a 12-Step meeting, someone brought the March 4th reading of the Daily Reflections, titled “Weeding the Garden,” as a … Continued
Within our present set of unprecedented circumstances, it can sometimes feel like quite the uphill battle to not completely give in to an overwhelming sense of victimization and passivity. I mean, really, how much more Netflix watching can one be expected to endure? I’ve started to feel (and fear) that the most active part of … Continued
– Michael R., Alumni Fear, like pain, may not be the most pleasurable experience to have to endure but that doesn’t mean that there cannot be valuable information obtained nonetheless. Without these often unsettling indicators, we would not be able to make the required course changes so as to avoid an even more challenging set … Continued
– Michael R., Alumni This is the central fact that I can never loose sight of, never forget. Yet this seems to be the very first thing my Disease wants me to forget. Like most people who live with the challenges of an addictive personality, my memory can be short and my capacity to minimize … Continued