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There is a very close link between depression and addiction. Depression causes addiction. Addiction causes depression. 30% to 40% of people who are suffering from depression are also addicted to prescription drugs. When we’re low, we feel depressed, anxious, and at the point of panic. We feel terrible, and we’re desperate to feel…Read More
article provided by Toby Lineaweaver, MA, LMHC, Senior Clinician and Community Liaison This summer, leadership of the Penikese Island School invited Recovering Champions to conduct a sober retreat on Penikese Island, and after sending out invitations and a bit of planning and packing, eight RCI alumni and three staff headed out to Penikese…Read More
Alcohol addiction has the power to ruin a person’s life. However, many people do not quit drinking because they want to avoid alcohol withdrawal. Withdrawal and detox are known for being psychologically and physically challenging experiences. If not supervised, alcohol withdrawal can become deadly. A 2014 study conducted by the Substance…Read More
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been super successful in helping people achieve long-term sobriety. However, there are alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that are also evidence-based. Additionally, Some of these alternatives target those who may be intimidated by the idea of abstinence, but still hope to manage their abuse and dependence. Although Alcoholics Anonymous has had…Read More
If you suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol, but want to commit to a life of sobriety and clean living, detoxification (or detox) in addiction treatment is the first step. When you have decided that you have had enough of being ‘high’, ‘stoned’ or using drugs as a crutch, find a professional treatment center…Read More
The current statistics are mind boggling. Opiate addiction is at an all-time high. In 2016 alone, over 63,000 people were killed by drug overdoses which includes prescription opioid painkillers and heroin. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opiate addiction relieves the chemical imbalances in the addict’s body. This reduces the addict’s withdrawal symptoms and the psychological…Read More
Crack cocaine, known as crack is one of the most dangerous forms of cocaine. Why is crack so addictive? Crack is so addictive because it increases feelings of excitement and pleasure in the brain. Users feel alert, alive, awake and confident. They want to replicate those feelings over and over again. Derived from the…Read More
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) mixes counseling, behavioral therapies, and FDA-approved medications to treat substance abuse disorders. Medication-Assisted Treatment utilizes a “whole patient” approach to preventing and treating substance abuse and overdose. Addiction and the recovery process are complex. Strong cravings can occur even after successfully completing the detox process. Though cravings are normal, cravings can…Read More
Chronic pain and opiate abuse are co occurring disorders that are difficult to treat. Chronic pain is a serious health condition. This condition often leads to complications such as depression, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. It becomes more difficult to keep up at work, manage tasks at home and attend social gatherings. This may lead to…Read More
Each client recovers from addictive behaviors differently. That’s why we customize our treatment plans for our clients’ individual needs.
No matter the level of care needed, we ensure each client receives supervised treatment from licensed clinical experts.
Our clients build lasting friendships and lifelong recovery behaviors through our Recovering Champions family.
Every client receives an assessment and a personalized treatment plan from a licensed clinical professional.
Onsite psychiatric support alongside counseling and behavioral therapies, specifically designed for co-occurring disorders.
Our personalized treatment plans are supported by the proven and successful 12 Steps to Recovery model.
Clients seamlessly transition between levels of care, ensuring they are accompanied by trusted team members at all times.
“Recovering Champions’ 12-step approach and great counseling gave my daughter hope for the future and freedom from addiction.”
David I. Parent of alumnus