The Impact of Certified Peer Recovery Specialists
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by Lexi Malinowski
1M ago
Since 2015, Ashley Treatment has been utilizing Peer Recovery Specialists in our inpatient program. While therapists and counselors offer valuable benefits, we’ve discovered that Certified Peer Recovery Specialists bring an additional set of advantages to our patients. What is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist? A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) is an individual in long-term recovery with lived experience of recovery from a mental health condition or substance use disorder. They provide support to others who are experiencing the same challenges. To acquire this certification, they ..read more
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Honoring Mae Abraham: The Mae Luncheon
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by Lexi Malinowski
2M ago
Ashley Co-Founder: Mae Abraham The Mae Abraham Legacy Luncheon was established to honor our co-founder, Mae Abraham. Mae Ashley Abraham was born in 1927 in western North Carolina to Rev. Arthur Ashley and Molly Williams Ashley. She grew up with 10 siblings in a traditional Baptist household. While seeking more information and help with alcoholism, Mae met Father Joseph C. Martin at one of his infamous “chalk talks” at Johns Hopkins University. He identified alcoholism as a disease — not a moral failing. He didn’t preach or demoralize. After hearing him speak, Mae said she could finally accept ..read more
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Alumni Spotlight: Overcoming Addiction, Finding Purpose, and Inspiring Others
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by Lexi Malinowski
2M ago
At Ashley, we take immense pride in our alumni and their remarkable journeys of recovery and personal growth. We are dedicated to sharing their inspiring stories for others on the path to recovery. Our alumni’s successes are a testament to the power of perseverance, support, and the unwavering commitment to reclaiming lives from the grips of addiction. Meet Damian Bloss! In March of 2020, Damian left the grounds of Ashley with a determination to conquer his addiction and build a life filled with purpose and meaning. Even though there have been lingering urges and challenges along the way, Dami ..read more
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Personal Boundaries in Relation to Recovery
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by Lexi Malinowski
2M ago
Personal boundaries are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. Boundaries define what is acceptable, and what is not in a relationship. It is possible to have different boundary types in different relationships. Most people have a mix of different boundary types. For example, someone could have healthy boundaries at work, porous boundaries in romantic relationships and a mix of all three types with their family.   The 3 boundary styles and their traits Porous Boundaries Overshares personal information. Difficulty saying “no” to the requests of others. Overinvolv ..read more
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Ultimate Guide to Autumn Sobriety
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by Ashley Addiction Treatment
9M ago
As the leaves start to change color and a crisp chill fills the air, there’s something undeniably enchanting about the arrival of autumn. For those in recovery, this season offers countless opportunities for fun and creativity. Whether you’re starting your journey or you have a few years under your sleeve, here’s a list of enjoyable autumn activities and delectable recipes to savor while staying sober. Fun sober autumn activities to try Visit a pumpkin patch: Gather your friends or family and head to a local pumpkin patch and embrace the autumn spirit by picking out the perfect pumpkin for ca ..read more
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Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Addiction
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by Ashley Addiction Treatment
10M ago
Living with a mental health condition can be a daunting journey in itself, but when substance use disorder (SUD) and bipolar disorder coexist, the challenges can become even more complex. Both bipolar disorder and SUDs are serious conditions that require careful management, and when they intersect, individuals often find themselves facing a unique set of obstacles on their path to recovery. If you or a loved one struggles with both of these disorders, let’s learn more about the unique challenges these conditions pose and strategies for overcoming them. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorde ..read more
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Trazodone: How Does it Mix With Other Drugs?
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by Ashley Addiction Treatment
11M ago
If you or someone you love is living with chronic depression, your doctor might have prescribed medication to help you. While selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are usually the first choice for most physicians, trazodone can also be a medication option if SSRIs don’t work for you. Increasingly, it’s also being prescribed for off-label use as a sleep aid, although this usage hasn’t yet been approved by the FDA. Whether you’re using trazodone for its approved use or in an off-label manner, it’s important to know what it is and how it can interact with other medications (especially w ..read more
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Freeze Response and SUDs
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by Ashley Addiction Treatment
11M ago
How do you respond to stress — flight, fright, freeze or fawn? While all of these responses might have roots in past trauma, there is a significant connection between those who exhibit the freeze response and trauma. Additionally, living with a dysregulated nervous system and unresolved trauma can increase the likelihood of substance use disorder (SUD). So what is the connection between the freeze response and SUD? Let’s start with the basics. What is the freeze response? The freeze response is one of a collection of stress and danger responses (flight, flight and fawn being the others) collec ..read more
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What To Expect From Xanax Withdrawal
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by Ashley Addiction Treatment
1y ago
Alprazolam, known commercially as Xanax, is a drug from the Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants class of substances. Used to treat various psychiatric disorders and sleep disorders, it’s a very addictive substance that is intended for short-term use. What is Xanax? Xanax is part of the benzodiazepine class of medications — being one of the most prescribed psychiatric medications in the U.S. Like other benzodiazepines, it’s primarily used to treat anxiety disorders and insomnia since it’s a depressant that causes a swift sedating effect. Some of the side effects from Xanax use include deep ..read more
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Signs Your Patient May Require Inpatient SUD Treatment
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by Ashley Addiction Treatment
1y ago
As a healthcare provider, your goal is to ensure that your patients or clients are happy and healthy. This means treating any illnesses, helping them achieve an active lifestyle and doing preventative care to help them stay healthy. If any of your patients or clients show symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD), here are a few signs that the severity of their SUD may warrant an inpatient treatment program. Is their health suffering? One of the most obvious signs that your patient needs help is that their SUD is causing them significant physical and mental health problems. This can range from ..read more
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