Tag: Addiction Treatment

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21 October

One of the most challenging aspects of getting sober is dealing with the fallout from the bad decisions made during active addiction. I used to have a pretty severe alcohol problem, and during my time drinking, I made countless bad decisions, a wide array of mistakes, and an overall fool of myself on more than […]

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13 October

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults aged 18 and older. Despite being highly treatable, only 36.9% of those suffering from this mental health condition receive treatment. This may be because they don’t want treatment, do not know there is help for what they’re experiencing, or attempt to self-medicate to […]

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11 October

Having been in addiction recovery for nine years, I have had the opportunity to help others and inspire many people. I don’t say this to sound arrogant but only to share one of the excellent parts of overcoming addiction. On the other hand, I have also had several experiences where people have said some unhelpful […]

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04 October

Drug abuse harms the ecosystem. This harm is a researched and documented fact – though perhaps little known and surprising. There is increasing awareness in recent years on the deteriorating condition of our ecosystem and how it affects our quality of life. Thanks to the efforts of environmentalists, most people have been educated on the […]

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30 September

At the root of many substance abuse problems is a trauma from the individual’s past. In some cases, the trauma originated in childhood and was so profound that the repercussions have tormented the individual well into adulthood. In other cases, the trauma was more recent — perhaps from a single calamitous event that has shaken […]

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28 September

It’s not always easy to observe addiction from the outside, especially when someone is abusing cocaine. While the focus is understandably often on the addict themselves, it’s important to keep in mind those around them and close to them. Addiction can cause real harm to these individuals and, paradoxically, they also hold the key to […]

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27 September

You probably already know that alcohol can damage your liver and also cause weight gain. Alcohol converts to sugar in your bloodstream, which provokes an insulin response that studies show can lead to weight gain by causing your body’s cells to store glucose as fat. If you don’t exercise frequently enough and drink in excess […]

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24 September

Are you one of the majority of families that still leave pills on countertops or in medicine cabinets? A new study from Johns Hopkins reveals that most parents still haven’t received the message that pills need to be locked up to keep them out of the wrong hands. This new survey asked 681 adults who had been […]

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23 September

Healthy routines are a critical part of successful recovery from addiction. They keep your time occupied and prevent you from being distracted from your healthy lifestyle. However, everyone needs a break occasionally and a vacation is an important way to rejuvenate the body. While too much downtime for someone in recovery could lead to temptation […]

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22 September

If you’re a severe user of drugs or alcohol, it can be dangerous to attempt detox at home. In fact, going “cold turkey” can cause a seizure, heart attack, stroke, or even death. That’s why it’s so important to seek support from a licensed detox center. Take a look at some of the standards of detox to […]

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