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Recovery Blog

Stonegate Center’s recovery blog covers everything you need to know about drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, addiction treatments, recovery and sober living.

Why Summer is the Right Time to Get Sober

Why Summer is the Right Time to Get Sober

Summertime. The time when we sit poolside in our favorite pair of swim trunks and jam out to some old-school Kenny Chesney on our patio speaker. Crank that stereo up, add some good friends to the mix and cold drinks, and we’re living. I dare you to name a better...

Addiction: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Addiction: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Addiction is commonly misinterpreted by many as a sign of weakness or lacking in moral values. In truth, addiction, whether alcohol or drugs, is far more complex. At Stonegate Center, we tackle the misconceptions about addiction as well as enlighten patients and their...

Big Step: Getting Into A Rehab Center

Big Step: Getting Into A Rehab Center

The most crucial part of getting to a rehab center is to admit and accept that it is time to seek help and treatment. It’s easier said than done, but with support from loved ones, an addicted person will be on the journey to recovery. Step 1: Admit and...

MythBusters: Is Relapse a Part of Recovery?

MythBusters: Is Relapse a Part of Recovery?

I often hear people talk about relapse being part of recovery. To this, I often roll my eyes, and shake my head. Although relapse is common within the recovery community, but this does not mean that relapse has to be a part of recovery. In fact, I would...

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