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SMART Recovery In Addiction Treatment

SMART Recovery In Addiction Treatment

No one doubts that the burden of addiction is considerable, having a profound and detrimental impact on mortality, health, relationships, families, employment, and quality of life. Collectively, the...

Addiction Recovery and Young Adults

Addiction Recovery and Young Adults

Young adults navigating the journey of addiction recovery may face different challenges than those of other age groups. Understanding these challenges isn’t just important, but crucial for providing...

Relapse Prevention: A Guide to Lasting Recovery

Relapse Prevention: A Guide to Lasting Recovery

A cornerstone of sustainable recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, relapse prevention is more than just avoiding a return to substance use. It's adopting a new way of life where relapse is less...

Dealing with Grief and Loss While in Recovery

Dealing with Grief and Loss While in Recovery

Dealing with grief and loss is a profound and often difficult journey. It’s one that can be especially complex during the process of recovery from addiction. Whether it's the loss of a loved one,...

ADHD and Substance Abuse in Adults

ADHD and Substance Abuse in Adults

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, is often perceived as a childhood ailment. It conjures images of restless young kids struggling to stay seated or maintain focus. ...

The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are a growing concern in today's world, where drug use takes many forms. It's important for everyone to understand what these drugs are and why they're risky. In this section, we'll...

Physical Activity in Addiction Recovery

Physical Activity in Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction isn't just about stopping the use of substances; it's about making a positive change in all areas of your life. A big part of this change involves looking at your overall...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Substance Abuse

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Substance Abuse

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition characterized by an obsessive focus on flaws in one's appearance. Flaws that, to others, may be minor or even nonexistent. Individuals...

Cross Addiction and Finding Recovery Methods

Cross Addiction and Finding Recovery Methods

Navigating the intricate maze of addiction can often feel overwhelming. It's not just about cravings or physical dependencies; it's a complex interplay of emotional, psychological, and sometimes...

Aftercare Treatment: Why it Matters

Aftercare Treatment: Why it Matters

At Retreat at Sky Ridge, where we understand the critical role aftercare plays in the journey to overcoming addiction. There’s no doubt that completing a substance abuse treatment program is a...

Embracing Mindfulness: A Path to Lasting Recovery

Embracing Mindfulness: A Path to Lasting Recovery

We're going to explore a powerful tool that can make a big difference in addiction recovery: mindfulness. If you or someone you care about is on the path to overcoming addiction, it's essential to...

The Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

The Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol dependency can trigger a physiological response known as withdrawal. This occurs when someone who has been drinking heavily for an extended period abruptly stops or reduces their...

Adventure Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Adventure Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a complex issue that affects millions of people worldwide. While traditional forms of therapy have been proven effective, they don't always work for everyone. That's where adventure...

The Effects of Stress on Drug and Alcohol Use

The Effects of Stress on Drug and Alcohol Use

When we face challenging situations, our bodies and minds react with stress, causing physical and emotional tension. While some stress can be beneficial in motivating us to take action, prolonged...

An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely used form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In CBT, individuals work with a therapist to...

A Closer Look at Motivational Interviewing

A Closer Look at Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person-centered approach to counseling and behavioral change. Often used in the context of addiction treatment, it can be applied to a wide range...

Addiction Denial: Symptoms, Behaviors & Getting Help

Addiction Denial: Symptoms, Behaviors & Getting Help

Denial is a common feature of addiction. It is the tendency of individuals to deny or minimize the severity of their substance abuse, even when faced with evidence of the negative consequences it is...

SMART Recovery vs Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholism has been a significant problem in society for hundreds of years. Alcohol addiction is a serious medical condition that can lead to physical, emotional, and social harm. Millions of people...

What Is Delta-8 and Is It Addictive?

What Is Delta-8 and Is It Addictive?

Anyone that is familiar with marijuana understands that it is the THC that gives you the "high" when the substance is used. Molecularly, THC is Delta-9 because of its molecular structure. The...

What To Do With Pushy Relatives During The Holidays

What To Do With Pushy Relatives During The Holidays

If you have recently left an addiction recovery program, you know that there will be many challenges that lay ahead when it comes to remaining sober. Your substance abuse counselor has given you...

Foods to Eat During Addiction Recovery

Foods to Eat During Addiction Recovery

It can be frightening, but also rewarding to make a big change in your life. Beating addiction can  test your mental and physical well-being.  The body can be greatly affected by alcohol and drug...

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