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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.

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...

Methamphetamine: Everything You Need to Know

Methamphetamine: Everything You Need to Know

Crank. Crystal. Ice. Speed. No Doze. These are some of the street names for the highly-addictive stimulant, methamphetamine. Most notably seen in the Netflix show Breaking Bad or in the movie Beautiful Boy, this drug of abuse is extremely dangerous, having been...

Choosing the Right Rehab Center for Your Loved One

Choosing the Right Rehab Center for Your Loved One

Drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic and dreadful disease that wreaks havoc on the whole family. Fortunately, it is a preventable and treatable condition and there are several addiction treatment facilities across the country that are dedicated to helping...

What is a Recovery Advocate

What is a Recovery Advocate

Hey, everyone! My name is Zach Gerrity, and I’m a Recovery Advocate here at Stonegate Center. My goal is to be a mentor for men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. As someone in long-term recovery, I guide each client through the 12-Steps,...

Finding God

Finding God

I always tell people that I was raised “Catholic-lite,” a personal euphemism for being raised in the Episcopal Church. My parents did the very best they could to drag my older brother and I to church every Sunday; we would kick, scream, and argue with my...

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