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A Path to Recovery for PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disability that affects people who have gone through trauma. PTSD patients often struggle with the experience of reliving emotions they felt during their trauma and making unpleasant emotional connections as a result of the memories. Luckily, there are recovery options that can help people who struggle with PTSD […]

How Employment and Identity Contribute to Substance Abuse Recovery

For those struggling with substance abuse, the effects of the abuse can permeate to all areas of life. From relationships with family and friends to overall lifestyle, substance abuse plays a huge factor in daily routines and responsibilities and can have a huge impact on an abuser’s career. Jobs can play a big roll in […]

Tips for a Substance-Free Holiday

The holidays can be a difficult time for people recovering from addiction. Stress, visiting with family members and alcohol-fueled holiday parties can add triggers that may not be present during the rest of the year. If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, these tips can help you have a substance-free holiday this year.

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Four Steps for Problem Solving in Early Recovery

Have you ever had a dream that just shakes you to your core? I had a dream the other night that is still on my mind today. I was on a mini-vacation with my family. The air was cold and wet, and we were all dressed as if it were raining.  We were walking around, […]

Building Self-Esteem

One thing that’s true among addicts and alcoholics is the lack of self-esteem we have. We’ve spent months, even years doing wrong to ourselves, to others, and in the process we’ve beaten and broken down our spirits, our self-esteem, and diminished the love we have for ourselves. Sometimes, this can make recovery an even harder […]

How Does Addiction Manifest Itself In The Work Place?

When trying to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to be extremely mindful in your recovery. Just because you have left behind the drugs or alcohol doesn’t mean that your addiction isn’t going to try to show itself in different ways. For many people, addiction can manifest itself in the work […]

What Are Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms?

One of the most difficult parts about trying to get sober from an addiction to opiates is the symptoms of withdrawal. There are many reasons why people should never try to detox alone, but the primary one is that it puts this individual at a very high risk of relapse. Often, the symptoms of withdrawal […]

Getting Sober As An Older Adult: How is Recovery Different?

As an older adult who has realized that drug or alcohol use has become a problem, recovery is still possible, but it’s different. The challenges you’ll face in recovery are going to be much different than someone who is young and struggling with an addiction. The first thing to realize is that the only one […]

Do Eating Habits Affect Recovery?

Many people don’t think about how their eating habits can affect their recovery. While there are many ways that a person’s eating habits can have positive effects on his or her recovery, there is also the other side of the coin. There are those who pick up poor eating habits in their recovery, which can […]

The Power of Choice in Addiction Recovery

Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about the disease of addiction. Medical science has been making progress, but the topic of addiction isn’t always in the mainstream. Those who struggle with addiction, as well as their loved ones, often don’t discuss addiction. This makes it more difficult for people to understand how addiction works. Many […]