Category: Recovery


Medically Assisted Addiction Treatment

While Discovery Place cannot answer that question for you, we would like to share some information that may help you answer that question for yourself. Our Executive Director, Thomas McCollum has 10 years of personal experience with medically assisted treatment. Here’s his story:

barbiturates and benzos

Why Are Barbiturates So Much More Dangerous Than Benzos?

These medications have similar functions and uses. However, the differences in the two are why barbiturates are so much more dangerous than benzos. Both have the effects of sedation, and are used to treat the same things. However, there is one distinct difference between the two. Understanding each of these

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Mental Health

What Are Dissociative Disorders and Why Are They Controversial?

Have you ever felt some sort of a disconnect and missing continuity in your thoughts and identity? These are characteristics of dissociative disorders. But what are dissociative disorders and why are they controversial? How do you know if you have one and are they treatable? These questions can be answered

importance of aftercare plan

The Importance of an Aftercare Plan

Recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be a tough process without a professional support system. The importance of an aftercare plan can be seen in those who have maintained long term recovery. After completing their full continuum of care, from detox and residential treatment to an outpatient

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Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Recovery is a process of growth and change, and it can be difficult on any normal day. But what about the potentially stressful time known as the holiday season? People in recovery, specifically early recovery, often wonder how others manage to stay sober during the holidays. The holidays are a