Addiction Recovery Blog

Is Drug Addiction the Same as Alcohol Addiction?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2019 / by Johnny Allem posted in Addiction, Alcohol, About Aquila, Drugs, treatment program

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There is a common misperception that some addictions are more “serious” than others, that alcohol addiction isn't as serious as an addiction to heroin, crack, or methamphetamine. 

Common stereotypes paint images of alcoholics getting drunk at home and heroin addicts as engaged in criminal behavior, unemployed, homeless, or giving up on life. After all, alcohol is a legal and socially acceptable substance here in the U.S. Thus, it is perceived as less serious.

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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Stress

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 08, 2019 / by Johnny Allem posted in Addiction, Alcohol, About Aquila

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After a long day, there is nothing more relaxing than having a few drinks to help you unwind, right? But did you know that drinking can make you feel more stressed? 

Many people talk about having a drink to take the edge off when they are feeling stressed, but studies have shown that alcohol has the opposite effect. Alcohol increases the stress response by stimulating the production of the same hormones produced by the body when under stress. 

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The Problem With Using Alcohol To Unwind

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2019 / by Johnny Allem posted in Alcohol, About Aquila

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Do you know what this day needs? Wine! 

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Welcome to Aquila Recovery Northern Virginia

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2018 / by Johnny Allem posted in Insider, About Aquila, Northern Virginia

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We are pleased to welcome the Recovery Center of Northern Virginia (RCONV) team to the Aquila family. Aquila Recovery acquired the Recovery Center of Northern Virginia from owner, Desi Farren, in August 2018, adding 2 new clinics to our growing facilities. We are pleased to extend the Aquila model of outpatient addiction treatment services to our new Virginia locations, Leesburg and Herndon, including outpatient and intensive outpatient programs.

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Aquila Recovery earns the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2017 / by Johnny Allem posted in Addiction, Alcohol, About Aquila

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As part of our continuing effort to keep offering the highest standards of care during recovery, Aquila Recovery is pleased to announce that we have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation.

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Creativity, Mindfulness and Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 03, 2017 / by Johnny Allem posted in About Aquila

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Living a full life in recovery from addiction can have many moving parts but the ability to be present in our moments, and pay attention to ourselves, are key components. Taking time in our day to pause, relax and reevaluate assists in building the muscles of a successful recovery. 

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There is Much to be Thankful for this Year in Addiction Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2016 / by Johnny Allem posted in About Aquila

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As we gather to celebrate the holiday this weekend, many of us will reflect on what we are thankful for.  For those who struggle with substance use disorders and for their loved ones, it can be hard to find many things to be thankful for.  Substance use disorders (more commonly known as addictions) are devastating illnesses to many Americans.  At Aquila Recovery, our mission is to help those who suffer from addictions to achieve recovery and live a healthy life.  While there is always more work to be done, it is good to reflect on what we are thankful for. 

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Interesting Sober Living Homes Facts (Infographic)

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 / by Johnny Allem posted in About Aquila

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Sober Living Homes (aka "Recovery Homes") are becoming more common around the country and you may even have some in your community. So, what are Sober Living Homes and why are they becoming so prevalent?

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Johnny Allem Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2016 / by Johnny Allem posted in About Aquila

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On July 11, 2016 our very own Johnny Allem was presented with the William L. While Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Aquila Recovery - New Capitol Hill Addiction Treatment Facility!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2016 / by Johnny Allem posted in About Aquila

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We are excited to announce that we have opened another addiction treatment program facility in the Washington, D.C. area!

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