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Drug and Alcohol Addiction

6 Ways to Help an Alcoholic

By |2019-04-22T13:02:10-04:00April 20th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Watching someone you care about spiral out of control is heartbreaking. If your friend or family member is showing signs of an alcohol use disorder, you may feel as though you're hopelessly watching from the sidelines. However, there are several steps you can take to encourage your loved one to acknowledge the problem and begin [...]

Understanding the Connection Between Addiction and Divorce

By |2019-09-11T17:12:25-04:00March 27th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Although most people think of infidelity and financial issues as the top causes of divorce, addiction is also a factor cited by many couples who are ending their marriages. Drug and alcohol abuse create a dysfunctional home environment that can strain even the most loving of relationships. However, addiction doesn't need to result in divorce [...]

Giving Back in Recovery

By |2019-03-12T13:00:18-04:00March 11th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery|

In the earliest stages of recovery, it's best to focus solely on self-care. However, once you've gone through withdrawal and built a foundation for sobriety, it's time to start thinking about how you can give back to others. Benefits of Giving Back in Recovery St. Francis of Assisi once said, “For it is in giving [...]

Understanding the Medications Commonly Used in Addiction Treatment

By |2019-09-11T17:17:38-04:00February 27th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

Addiction treatment plans are personalized to suit individual needs. In some cases, this may include the use of prescription medication to treat withdrawal symptoms, stabilize mood, and promote a solid foundation for recovery. Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction helps reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and control [...]

5 Issues Affecting Women Who Struggle with Addiction

By |2019-09-11T17:18:12-04:00February 14th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Recommended Reading|

No two people with substance use disorders are exactly alike, but women who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction often face certain challenges that are related to their gender. For the best chance at a lasting recovery, these issues must be addressed as part of a comprehensive treatment program. 1. Pregnancy Substance abuse impairs judgement, [...]

Alcohol Abuse in Romantic Relationships: Breaking the Cycle

By |2019-09-11T17:03:36-04:00February 5th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth|

Alcohol abuse doesn't just affect the person with a substance use disorder. The effects of addiction also influence relationships with loved ones, especially spouses or romantic partners. Taking the time to better understand what relationship issues are linked to alcohol abuse can help you create healthier bonds as you move forward with your recovery. How [...]

Tips to Combat Sleeplessness in Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:24:59-04:00January 28th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health, Recommended Reading, Resource|

The average adult requires seven to nine hours of sleep each night, but meeting this target can be difficult if you're in recovery for a substance use disorder. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine found that people in the early stages of recovery struggle with sleep problems at rates that are five times [...]

Choosing a Treatment Program to Start Your Recovery Journey

By |2019-09-11T17:35:15-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

A quality substance abuse treatment program can help you start your journey to sobriety on the right track. As you're researching your options, remember that there are four key factors a program should provide to set you up for success: performing a detailed assessment of your needs, taking an evidence-based approach to treatment, addressing the [...]

7 Benefits of Quitting Drinking

By |2019-01-15T12:14:47-05:00January 14th, 2019|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health, Recommended Reading|

If you're in the early stages of recovery, it can be helpful to remind yourself of all you stand to gain by staying sober. The benefits of quitting drinking can touch nearly every aspect of your life. 1. You'll Look Better Alcohol dehydrates the body and causes inflammation. This can cause skin to look dry, [...]

Promote Lasting Sobriety by Spending Time in Nature

By |2019-09-11T17:03:30-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Exercising, Health, Holistic Treatment, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery, Recommended Reading|

Did you know that experts believe most Americans spend about 90 percent of their day indoors? Our modern lifestyles often don't provide many opportunities to naturally spend time outside, which means we need to make a conscious effort to head outdoors. If you're in recovery, you should make it a goal to spend at least [...]