Adventure Therapy and Recovery

RAW earnestly integrates holistic programming into our clients’ care. We are proud to partner with Thrive Outdoors, whose founder Jake King holds twice-weekly groups at our facility  (and well outside our grounds on weekends). Jake sat with RAW to explain his program and to share his infectious enthusiasm for life in spite of struggle.   […]

Staying Strong: Fitness and Recovery

We’ve been told in various ways as we grew up that exercise is healthy for us. From playing outside as a kid, to lifting weights at a local gym, exercise seems to take form in the lives of many Americans. From personal experience, we know that physical movement is helpful for the body. The mind-body […]

Anger Management and Drug Abuse: Maintaining Healthy Emotional Habits

   Canadian writer Laurence Peter has coined the phrase “speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Being angry is the worst. We’ve all been through the agony of feeling pent up and it’s certainly not easy. Managing anger can be especially troublesome if your anger is violent and […]

Arrested for Drug Possession: 4 Ways to Fight Your Case

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[su_pullquote align=”right”]First offenders caught with a simple drug possession in Kentucky can get anywhere from 2 to 10 years of jail time. They may also have to pay a fine of up to $20,000. First offenders in California face 15 to 180 days in jail. Those who are charged with possession of Schedule II Controlled […]

Keep Track and Celebrate Your Achievements with a Sobriety Calculator

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How Long It Takes to Get Sober Alcohol withdrawal symptoms tend to subside within 7 to 14 days The body clears 0.25 to 0.50 ounces of alcohol each hour EtG tests can detect alcohol for up to 80 hours after the last drink Track how long you’ve been sober for using a sobriety calculator. The […]

5 Features to Look for in a Substance Abuse Counselor

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Seek help from a substance abuse counselor if you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction is no stranger to America. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans has a substance use disorder that involves drug use only. 1 in 8 Americans has a disorder that involves both drugs and alcohol. Getting sober may not […]

4 Benefits Of Going To a Quality Alcohol Detox and Support Facility

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Quality alcohol detox and support is key to addiction recovery. By taking the time to choose a quality program, alcoholics and drug addicts are more likely to recover from addiction. They gain valuable skills that are needed to re-enter society and also learn how to handle addictive compulsions. An effective addiction treatment program can prevent […]

Freedom From Drug Addiction

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Often times, it’s hard for drug addicts to understand how much of their life is run by their drug of choice. Signs of drug addiction can be hard to spot when an addict is so attached. They have been consistently participating in substance abuse. Signs of mental illness can also be very hard to spot. […]

A Look At Why A 12 Step Substance Abuse Recovery Program Is Effective

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The 12 step substance abuse recovery program is basically an advanced version of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). This type of support group actually dates back to the 1930s in Akron, Ohio. While Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other support groups are faith-based, the 12 step substance abuse recovery program is spiritual-based. Members believe […]