Category: Addiction

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21 January

Recovering addicts are particularly susceptible to nutrient deficiencies for several evident and biological reasons. Healthy eating will help correct these and certainly improve your odds of maintaining sobriety. Here, we will explain how nutrition affects recovery. Nutrition affects recovery from addiction by giving your body and mind time to improve and heal faster. It also helps […]

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20 January

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that relapse rates for addiction are between 40 percent and 60 percent. This is very similar to relapse rates for other chronic diseases like hypertension, asthma, and type I diabetes. Relapse is very common and a natural part of addiction recovery. That being said, there are several things […]

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19 January

As parents of teens, many of you may have overheard the terms honey oil, wax, dabs, budder, shatter, or black glass.  These terms don’t refer to a new brand of candy or soft-drink.  Instead, they are street names for marijuana concentrates that are becoming more popular among teenagers recently.  Surprisingly, about one in four teens admit […]

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19 January

Alcohol is a normal part of society and a rite of passage to those who are over the age of 21. However, this doesn’t preclude the fact that many people develop a problem with alcohol consumption.  According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, roughly 15 million Americans had a problem with alcohol […]

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18 January

Drug addiction is hard on the body in many ways, but some drugs, like crystal meth, can be particularly damaging to the teeth. The term ‘meth mouth’ has become popular due to the severe and long-lasting damage that crystal meth effects can do to oral health. The drug itself inhibits saliva production and damages tooth enamel, while the […]

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17 January

Most people today have a generalized idea about addiction. They understand that there are far too many addicts in the world.  But, the majority of Americans don’t spend much time thinking about the subject, unless a family member becomes addicted. At that point, they want answers about what to do for their loved one.  The […]

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17 January

Last year in the United States, 70,237 people died from drug overdoses. Currently, over 21 million Americans have substance use disorders, yet only one in ten receive treatment.  In many cases, those who don’t get help are afraid of detox,  don’t think they can afford rehab or are worried they’ll lose their jobs.  To help you […]

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16 January

Completing an addiction treatment program is a great achievement. You know that you are on a path of sobriety and recovery. Not only do you feel very proud of yourself, as you should, you also feel a bit anxious and nervous about your new life now that you are leaving inpatient treatment. You wonder if […]

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14 January

Rumination—the pattern of focusing on the negative Replaying a mistake over and over in your head, or endlessly rehashing the details of a conversation are common responses when something goes wrong. As humans, we have evolved to disproportionately focus on the negative. In the past, when we were faced with life-threatening situations on a daily […]

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14 January

What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is a non-verbal alternative to traditional drug rehab treatments. A trained therapist guides participants, allowing them to express their feelings through art, rather than speech. This mode of therapy allows patients to express their emotions and thoughts through a non-verbal medium. This unique approach to psychological therapy caters to […]

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