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 many tips and tricks to help you overcome these challenges. You know that...
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 abuse. When getting clean, nutritional requirements can change...
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 addiction. One of the most fulfilling parts of entering into recovery is...
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 issues you will have to address for a successful recovery is time....
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 overdoses this year than in any prior year. 2020 was already a record...
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 using the substance. When you enter a luxury rehab center to help break...
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. Spice is an unregulated product that people are using to get high. They...
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 hormone” that is associated with feeling rewarded and overall...
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 these officials are pushing the funding through. The question is, are...
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 change while in recovery. Your whole life is ahead of you to enjoy...
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 these problems. Unfortunately, some people turn to self-medication to help...
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 100,000 deaths occurring during this year. These figures do not include...
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 you learned when you were in your luxury rehab center and...
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 the drug again takes precedence over everything. For many people who...
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, depression, and burnout. These feelings can cause many people to seek...
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 that being in sobriety brings to your life. Your substance abuse...

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 you’re are relapsing with alcohol, opiates, or any other addiction,...

Opioid Treatment Methods Have Become Harder To Prescribe

Opioid Treatment Methods Overcoming opioid addiction can be challenging. The body becomes so physically dependent on the opiates that the physical detox from the drug can be strenuous. When you are in a substance abuse recovery center for opiate abuse, this can be the...

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 pressure to run too high or too low. When discussing addiction, people...
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 the recovery process and build a network of support for their loved...

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 those in recovery, especially for those new to recovery, change can be...

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 different medical conditions to occur, but the underlying cause of most of...

A Look At Morphine Addiction

Morphine and Addiction Morphine is a pain-relieving medication that is only used for severe pain. In most cases, morphine is only administered after an operation to help the patient recover from the procedure, as an instant pain relief medication for someone who has...