Category: Health & Care

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18 October

“I said I will never work for anyone who just makes you throw pills at the wall and see what sticks,” said Hans Watson, DO, who is chief medical officer of Recovery Ways, a treatment program in Murray, Utah. Speaking at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD) Sept. 10, Dr. Watson is trained […]

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14 October

Getting sober changes a person inside and out, but you may not be aware of just how much your body will be physically altered with this newfound freedom from addiction. Clearing your system of drugs or alcohol will feel better than any high ever could. Withdrawal Comes First One of the most difficult parts of […]

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12 October

Physical activity offers many health benefits for individuals in recovery. Even gentle movement can release endorphins, those feel-good hormones that help ward off stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether you’re new to exercise or have a regular fitness routine, setting fitness goals can keep you on track as you work to improve your overall well-being. Setting Fitness […]

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12 July

You know that addiction recovery is needed, but you’re uncertain about what’s available. What can you expect when you go to rehab? Here, we explore various rehab treatment options to help you choose the right program for your recovery needs. Inpatient Detox Programs Rehab starts with detox, a treatment designed to remove intoxicating or addictive substances […]

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12 July

Do you wish you could feel more resilient as you try and help your child? Would having some ideas help you? Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. ~ Bernard William Self-care helps you stay resilient and weather the ups and downs of your child’s substance use. It lays the foundation for healing and change when […]

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05 July

Each year around this time, I like to look back on my life and think about the lessons I learned throughout my sobriety. On May 22, 2012, I checked into a Narconon center for my alcohol addiction. Little did I know back then that the course of my life would completely change by just that one decision. […]

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11 June

Like many things, there was a decline in exercise during the pandemic, but it wasn’t just our physical health that suffered because of it. The coronavirus pandemic was a time of unprecedented change. While stay-at-home orders and social distancing resulted in many people having much more time on their hands than normal, how people spent […]

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26 March

Having a partner who will hold your hand even during your worst moments is a big blessing. Even though relationships are meant to be happy, a simple downfall can ruin the trust between a couple. In cases of substance use disorder, the home can change from a haven to a place full of turbulence. You […]

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18 March

We might not be able to control what’s happening in our world, but we can control how we react to it. While this is an especially challenging task to someone in recovery, focusing on gratitude is a great form of self-care to keep one’s mindset positive and upbeat. Saying Thank You for the Little Things […]

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17 March

When you are on the path toward sober living, changes in your lifestyle and habits become part of the program. While in the thick of your addiction, paying attention to good nutrition may have been on the back-burner. Eating well was secondary to getting that next fix, and your body was lacking in nutrients and […]

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