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How Anxiety Disorders Increase a Person’s Addiction Risk

Anxiety Disorders & Addiction It is normal for a person to feel anxious in certain circumstances, such as before a first date or job interview. However, some people struggle with anxiety that is more prolonged and difficult to control. Anxiety disorders are characterized by symptoms such as: Worry and fear that never seems to go [...]

By |2022-05-16T11:36:39-04:00May 11th, 2022|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|Comments Off on How Anxiety Disorders Increase a Person’s Addiction Risk

There’s No Such Thing as an Addictive Personality

What Is an Addictive Personality? When people say someone has an addictive personality, they are often implying that a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will be unable to ever meaningfully change their behavior. This simply isn't true. No matter what challenges a person has experienced in the past, there's always hope for [...]

By |2022-05-03T13:35:55-04:00May 1st, 2022|Practicing Recovery, Resource|Comments Off on There’s No Such Thing as an Addictive Personality

Anger Management Tips for People in Recovery

HALT: Anger Management Over time, unchecked anger takes a toll on your mind and body. It can lead to a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms—including teeth grinding, headaches, anxiety, muscle tension, and trouble sleeping. If you've ever heard the HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired) acronym used to describe the most common relapse triggers, you [...]

By |2022-04-22T12:51:06-04:00April 17th, 2022|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|Comments Off on Anger Management Tips for People in Recovery

Signs of a Marijuana Use Disorder

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States. About 18% of Americans used marijuana at least once in 2019 and roughly 30% of these individuals met the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder. Medical Marijuana Is on the Scene Now The [...]

By |2022-04-10T17:14:44-04:00April 7th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|Comments Off on Signs of a Marijuana Use Disorder

How to Handle Family Members Who Aren’t Supportive of Your Recovery

Family Members & Your Recovery In a perfect world, you could count on your parents, siblings, and other family members to always have your best interests at heart and to be supportive of your efforts to build a better future. Unfortunately, many of us have learned the hard way that our families are deeply flawed. [...]

By |2022-03-31T17:07:12-04:00March 30th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth|Comments Off on How to Handle Family Members Who Aren’t Supportive of Your Recovery

The Connection Between Exercise and Mood in Recovery

The "runner's high" you may have heard about isn't just a myth. Karmel Choi, a clinical and research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found a 26% decrease in a person’s odds of becoming depressed for each major increase in objectively measured physical activity. A National Library of Medicine review of [...]

By |2022-03-22T17:47:46-04:00March 15th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|Comments Off on The Connection Between Exercise and Mood in Recovery

Tips for Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment

Returning to work after completing addiction treatment represents a major step in your recovery journey. It's normal to feel a little nervous and apprehensive about rejoining the workforce, but these tips can help you make a smoother transition. Know Your Rights When Returning to Work Alcoholism and drug addiction are considered disabilities under the Americans [...]

By |2022-03-14T21:17:11-04:00March 13th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|Comments Off on Tips for Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment

4 Problems with Wine Mom Culture

Wine Mom Culture & AUD The rise of social media has had the unfortunate effect of amplifying wine mom culture—the idea that the monumental task of raising children is impossible without drinking a large amount of wine. While it might seem like memes referring to wine as "Mommy juice" or Etsy shops selling wine glasses [...]

By |2022-03-07T19:03:03-05:00March 5th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|Comments Off on 4 Problems with Wine Mom Culture

Feeling Frustrated? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Recovery Stays on Track

Feeling Irritated Easily Lately? Is your first response to a difficult task to postpone it for as long as possible? Do you often find yourself searching for "quick fix" solutions or immediate gratification instead of taking the time to make a decision that will lead to long-term success? It's normal to feel frustrated when you're [...]

By |2022-02-28T13:27:44-05:00February 26th, 2022|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|Comments Off on Feeling Frustrated? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Recovery Stays on Track

Getting Help for a Marijuana Use Disorder

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, 6.3% of adults will meet the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder at some point in their lives. However, this condition often goes untreated due to a general misunderstanding about the risks associated with abuse and [...]

By |2022-02-18T16:42:25-05:00February 15th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|Comments Off on Getting Help for a Marijuana Use Disorder