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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...

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...

Addiction Recovery And Self Care

Addiction Recovery And Self Care

Addiction changes many things, including the way that we care for ourselves. Self-care or self-advocacy is something that disappears as addiction takes over your life. You become a victim of the...

Foods to Eat During Addiction Recovery

Foods to Eat During Addiction Recovery

It can be frightening, but it can also be rewarding to make a change in your life. It is possible to test your mental and physical well-being when it comes down to beating addiction. Your body can...

Handling Your New Free Time After Recovery

Handling Your New Free Time After Recovery

When you enter an addiction recovery center, you will learn many things about yourself and your addiction. Some of these things are basic issues that you may not have even thought about. One of the...

What is Fentanyl and Why do Drug Dealers Love it

What is Fentanyl and Why do Drug Dealers Love it

There has been a significant increase in the number of people dying from drug overdoses. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released figures for 2021, and it shows that more people died of...

Understanding Physical Detox

Understanding Physical Detox

Addiction can happen with many different types of substances. Each of these substances has a different physical effect on the body, including the physical detox that you experience when you quit...

The Problems With Spice

The Problems With Spice

Spice is the street name for a synthetic form of marijuana. The product is often sold in gas stations as an herbal supplement or as a product similar to CBD, but the truth is, Spice is neither....

A Look at Meth Addiction

A Look at Meth Addiction

Methamphetamines are a member of the stimulant class of drugs and are highly addictive. This drug causes a state of euphoria by overloading the brain with Dopamine. Dopamine is the "feel-good...

Harm Reduction – Beneficial or Harmful Practice?

Harm Reduction – Beneficial or Harmful Practice?

There has been a significant push for harm reduction therapies to be enacted in many major cities. Government officials are being asked to provide funding for harm reduction centers, and many of...

The Four Benefits Of Exercising When In Recovery

The Four Benefits Of Exercising When In Recovery

You had learned a lot about yourself and your physical health when you were in the addiction recovery center. You have made great progress overcoming your addiction, and you have learned to manage...

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Traumas suffered in childhood can be carried with a person throughout their life. Some people can overcome these issues on their own. Many people, however, seek help through therapy to overcome...

Fentanyl Now Leading Cause of Overdose Deaths

Fentanyl Now Leading Cause of Overdose Deaths

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently released its data for the cause of deaths in the US for the year 2020. Drug overdose still remains a leading cause of death in the US, with nearly...

Addiction and Recovery Goals For The New Year

Addiction and Recovery Goals For The New Year

Instead of making a resolution for the New Year, why not try setting some goals? Instead of denying yourself something or trying to just "stay sober" in the new year, think about some of the things...

How Stressful is Detox?

How Stressful is Detox?

When you are suffering from an addiction, you understand the physical and mental anguish that often comes with not accessing your drug. The withdrawals can become overwhelming, and the need to use...

Why Stress and Work Burnout Can Lead To Addiction

Why Stress and Work Burnout Can Lead To Addiction

You do not have to be in a specific profession to suffer from high stress levels or work burnout. If stress is not managed, anyone can become overwhelmed from their job and suffer from stress,...

10 Things You Will Never Miss When You Enter Recovery

10 Things You Will Never Miss When You Enter Recovery

When you enter an addiction recovery center, you learn many things. You learn what addiction did to your life and what recovery provides. You will learn the benefits of self-care and the happiness...

You Had A Relapse – Do You Go Back To Rehab?

You Had A Relapse – Do You Go Back To Rehab?

When you are participating in a program at an addiction recovery center, one of the things that you will learn about is relapses. Relapses are something that can happen to anyone. Regardless if...

Addiction and Dental Health

Addiction and Dental Health

When people have a discussion about addiction, they often talk about the ill effects that addiction has on the body. Substance abuse can harm your heart, lungs, kidneys and even cause your blood...

Families May Need Counseling To Cope With Addiction

Families May Need Counseling To Cope With Addiction

When a person enters residential treatment for drug abuse, the focus of attention goes to that person to help them recover from their addiction. Family members are encouraged to be supportive during...

Steps To Managing Change When You Are In Recovery

Steps To Managing Change When You Are In Recovery

Managing Change When You Are In Recovery Everything changes. Change is one of the few things in life that can be guaranteed. It is also one of the things in life that can cause the most stress. For...

Nutrition When You First Enter Into Recovery

Nutrition and Recovery Addiction has so many negative impacts on your life that they are often hard to count. One impact that is often overlooked is poor nutrition. Addiction can cause many...

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