Social Work Month: Recognizing the Essential Role of Social Workers in Our Communities

By CleanSlate Centers | Mar 23, 2023

March is Social Work Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the critical role that social workers play in our communities. Social workers are essential members of the healthcare system, education system and social service agencies, providing support and assistance to those in need. Social workers play a vital role in addiction treatment by providing […]

How to Support a Loved One With an Addiction

By CleanSlate Centers | Feb 14, 2023

Do you have a loved one struggling with addiction? You’re not alone. Millions of American families are affected by substance use every year and wondering how to support a loved one with an addiction. While it may seem like an overwhelming challenge, there are ways to support your loved ones who seek assistance in overcoming […]

3 Common Fears in Recovery and How to Overcome Them

By CleanSlate Centers | Feb 14, 2023

Common fears in recovery can include fear of facing everything, fear of sobriety, fear of relapse, and more. However, these fears can be overcome with the help of a support system and professional treatment. Facing everything can be daunting. It’s important to remember that you only have to take it one day at a time, […]

Nothing Hurts More Than Being Completely Alone

By Amanda Gloria | Jan 27, 2023

I was born with a genetic defect that caused constant pain. That’s how I spent most of my life growing up: in pain. Most days, the pain was tolerable but on the days it wasn’t, the pain consumed me. I had countless surgeries and spent my days in and out of hospitals. Eventually, I was […]

Coping with the Stigma of Addiction: How to Feel Alright

By Shannyn Drummond | Jan 23, 2023

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what race or gender you are, or where you come from. Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. And yet, there is a stigma of addiction. This negative attitude comes with shame and self-blame. At CleanSlate Centers, we know addiction is a chronic disease, […]

Dry January: The Ultimate How To Guide

By CleanSlate Centers | Jan 23, 2023

As the holiday season comes to a close, many of us may find we feel a bit worse for wear after a month of indulgence. Whether you overindulged in food, drink or both, the start of a new year is the perfect time to reset and refocus on your health. One popular way to do […]

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery

By Kasey Epperson | Dec 16, 2022

As the new year approaches, many of us use the occasion to take stock of our lives, to see where we are and where we want to go. If you’ve struggled with drugs and alcohol, the new year presents many opportunities. You can break free, stop the cycle, find freedom and set out on a […]

Tips to Maintain Your Recovery During the Holiday Season

By Katrina Favata | Nov 17, 2022

With the holiday season upon us, you might be understandably worried about maintaining your sobriety or recovery. Even if you have some time in recovery, and feel relatively secure in it, the stressors and triggers of the holidays can feel unbearable. Memories of past pain or trauma, unresolved grievances or resentments, shame, guilt and regret, […]

MAT Gave Me My Second Chance

By Stacey Rogers | Nov 01, 2022

How did this happen? It’s been five years and I sometimes still find myself asking myself this question. I have great parents, great family, I went to great schools – so how did I end up with an addiction? When I think back to the beginning, it’s hard to narrow it down. It probably started […]

Wraparound Care: The Benefits of Whole-Person Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

By Brent Holliman, MBA, Senior Director of Application Development | Sep 12, 2022

Mental wellness and physical wellness go hand-in-hand. Over the past few years, that idea has become crystal clear. I have been so pleased to see more open conversations about the role of mental health in whole-person care. Still, I fear we risk missing a vital part of the conversation if we do not specifically talk […]