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Tips for Staying Sober After Recovery

If you have recently stopped drinking or are recovering from an alcohol addiction, then you will want to do everything possible to remain sober and avoid a relapse. Although it may not be something that a newly sober person wants to think about, relapses are common for people new to recovery and should be planned [...]

2018-10-03T09:57:31+00:00 Recovery Process|

What Happens When You Quit Drinking

Whether it be for personal, medical, or external reasons, individuals quit drinking alcohol every day. They might feel like the negative consequences of drinking have outweighed the temporary euphoria. Some might be sensing an addiction developing and want to be proactive in preventing it. Others choose to quit because of the ripple effect that their [...]

2018-10-03T11:12:54+00:00 Recovery Process|

Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse

Drug addiction begins with a person’s increased use of drugs and is more likely to happen when started at a young age. In the case of adolescents, social influences such as peer pressure make it harder for teenagers to say no or quit. “Gateway” drugs like cannabis and alcohol may lead to harder drug use [...]

How Drug Addiction Treatment Works

Struggling with addiction is never easy to face, especially if you have tried to overcome addictions in the past or if your addiction has worsened in recent years. Learning how drug addiction treatments work and researching the different options and local resources near you is the first step to overcoming an addiction and living a [...]

2018-09-10T11:15:50+00:00 Treatment|

How Stimulant Use Can Result in Addiction

As the opioid crisis gains national attention, stimulant use and dependence has been rising as well. Documentaries like Take Your Pills are shedding light on the rising rates of stimulant use. Methamphetamines are among one of the fastest-growing markets for prescription usage. Like opiate pain medication, amphetamine and its derivatives have FDA-approved medical uses that [...]

Common Misconceptions About Addiction

There are many stereotypes associated with addiction. Addiction affects people of all types. Many individuals that struggle with addiction hold jobs, have families and maintain rich relationships with the people they are close to. There is no such thing as a "typical" addict. For this reason, it is important to understand the common misconceptions around [...]

Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, & Solutions

Alcohol withdrawal refers to the series of symptoms and physical effects that someone who is dependent on alcohol experiences when they stop drinking. The degree to which someone experiences these symptoms depends on how heavily they drink and how long they have been practicing these habits. For someone with a larger alcohol dependency, these symptoms [...]

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse affects a wide variety of people from all different backgrounds. For many, substance abuse is accompanied with mental illness. Self-medicating for a mental illness can sometimes result in substance abuse. This can potentially lead to addiction and can have negative effects on an underlying mental illness. In some cases, substance abuse can increase [...]

2018-06-14T17:03:22+00:00 Health & Wellness|

3 Important Types of Self-Care after Treatment for Substance Abuse

Patients with substance abuse disorders often struggle with self-care after treatment.  The concept of self-care can be new and foreign to those dealing with the obstacles that come with addiction. Self-care comes in many different forms. Here are three types of self-care that can be helpful for those recovering from addiction: Emotional self-care Addiction can [...]

2018-06-14T16:57:45+00:00 Recovery Process|