Category: Health & Care

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22 January

One thing is certain.  We’ve never heard an addiction treatment professional claim that overcoming addiction is easy.  They admit that recovery from addiction takes a strong determination to succeed combined with a large measure of patience and hard work.  In fact, staying in rehab for the full duration of the program is the only way to achieve […]

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22 January

Barbiturates are a class of drug in the broader category of central nervous system (CNS) depressants. These drugs slow brain function and other systems of the body such as breathing and heart rate. CNS depressants include alcohol, benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin) and opiates (oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine). Abuse of Barbiturates While barbiturates are not as widely prescribed in the United States […]

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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

Dr. Gabor Maté, a renowned addictions expert and best-selling author firmly believes that there is no such thing as an addictive personality. Nor, does he does think of addiction as a disease. Instead, Maté believes that addiction is deep-rooted, and stems from an individual’s need to solve a problem— typically from their earlier years. Oftentimes, […]

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16 January

What is a meaningful life? The World Health Organization defines “participation” as being involved in life situations. Such participation brings about satisfaction and meaning to one’s life. A sense of purpose and meaning increases quality of life and longevity and can act as both a protective factor for our health, and can help in the […]

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15 January

A client’s biggest fear after going through an addiction treatment plan is to relapse. With all the chaos of being introduced back into their everyday lives, many former addicts are tempted to drink or use drugs simply because of being exposed to their old haunts and routines. It is one of the most difficult times […]

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15 January

Methamphetamines are back. They cost less, are more addictive, and the purity of this stimulant is stronger than ever before. Meth is back and it’s more dangerous than ever. The days of users making their own meth in bathtubs is something like folklore these days. Since 2006, the US government has cracked down on over-the-counter […]

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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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16 December

One of the most prominent questions on our minds today is whether certain individuals are more vulnerable to contracting the Coronavirus.  Each of us wants to ensure that our loved ones are protected, so we want to know who is at increased risk. According to the CDC, young children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised health are […]

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16 December

The Lonely Beginnings of Addiction Addiction and loneliness are closely intertwined, exacerbating one another, creating a dangerous cycle. Often, addiction begins as a type of self-medication, sometimes to medicate the loneliness one might be feeling. Indeed, a lack of meaningful relationships or social support can leave someone feeling pretty down, with nowhere else to turn […]

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