Entries by Phoenix Rising Behavioral

What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses

If your loved one is recovering from alcoholism you probably are well aware that recovery is, indeed, a lifelong pursuit. One day at a time, as the slogan goes. Alcoholism is incredibly challenging to overcome, although thousands do manage to slay the monster on a daily basis. But what happens when things go south? Knowing […]

Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders

Alcoholism that exists with a comorbid mood disturbance or mental health disorder is an extremely common occurrence, although, unfortunately, in many cases these dual disorders are not fully acknowledged and treated in the clinical setting. But treating only alcoholism without addressing a co-existing mental health disorder will only fail in the long run, as the […]

Heroin Addiction Following Prescription for Opioids

Opioid addiction is an insidious disease that shows no favoritism. Anyone who is prescribed a painkiller following surgery or an accident is vulnerable to becoming dependent on the drug, rich or poor, young or old. No one goes to the pharmacy to fill a prescription after having their wisdom teeth pulled intending to end up […]

How to Stop Binge Drinking and Gain Control of Your Life

Ugh! Another morning of waking up in pain, with cringe-worthy memories, if you can remember at all, of your embarrassing actions from the night before only adding to the misery. Somehow, once again, you got swept up in the moment, the revelry, and were unable to control your alcohol intake. Drinking games, pub crawls, party […]

A Lively Discussion on Real Leadership in Addiction Treatment

Last week CEO and CO-Founder of Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare Services Benjamin appeared on The Recovery Executive Podcast for A Lively Discussion on Real Leadership in Addiction Treatment. During the podcast they discussed on what’s lacking in the Addiction Treatment field today, what we need to see instead, and how following these guidelines has helped […]