Physical Stages of Relapse


Seeking Help Again After a Relapse So you’ve suffered a substance abuse relapse. How did it happen? Will it happen again? What should you do next? The first thing you need to understand is that your relapse experience probably began days, weeks or even months ago. Relapse is a gradual process that often begins with [...]

Physical Stages of Relapse2018-10-24T17:26:01-06:00

3 Tips for Better Rest After Addiction


An estimated one in three Americans suffer from insomnia symptoms, and roughly six percent of us might be diagnosed with insomnia. So, you're not alone if you have trouble getting a good night’s rest. People that are recovering from addiction could be up to five times more likely to suffer from sleep disturbances. Sleep [...]

3 Tips for Better Rest After Addiction2018-10-17T18:07:03-06:00

The Truth About Alcohol and Heart Health


Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. And while it’s true that genetics certainly come into play when determining your risk, there are also a number of environmental factors within your control—including your alcohol consumption. And that fact is that, in addition to all the [...]

The Truth About Alcohol and Heart Health2018-09-26T20:07:53-06:00

How to Heal: Family Support for Addiction


Your loved one is at last in recovery—and it's likely the only thing that is made a difference to you for a long time. This is unquestionably a time to appreciate and celebrate, but at the same time, it's an opportunity to start healing on your own end. Addiction is a violent wind of [...]

How to Heal: Family Support for Addiction2018-09-12T21:02:10-06:00

Coping with Psychological Trauma


Psychological trauma is what happens when the amount of stress one faces overwhelms their ability to cope. It can be caused by many things, including natural disasters, war, abuse, abandonment, death, illness, and even bullying. It’s also true that an event that would cause psychological trauma in one person—let’s use the example of a [...]

Coping with Psychological Trauma2018-09-05T14:45:35-06:00

Mindfulness and Recovering From Addiction


Mindfulness is a way to get out of your own head and enjoy the moment. Does that sound familiar? One of the reasons so many of us are drawn to alcohol or drugs is because they offer a chance to quiet the voices telling us to fret about the past and worry about the [...]

Mindfulness and Recovering From Addiction2018-09-05T14:36:33-06:00

Painkiller Side Effects and Depression


Some people safely take prescription painkillers as prescribed by their doctor to manage chronic pain. Others start using painkillers for physical pain and end up addicted. There are also those who take them just to get high. By now we all know of the risks of painkillers and addiction, but that’s not the only [...]

Painkiller Side Effects and Depression2018-08-22T19:37:52-06:00

5 Dos and Don’ts When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Addiction


Finding out that your loved one is struggling with drugs or alcohol can be heartbreaking. It can leave you feeling angry, hurt, and confused. While it is normal to feel overwhelmed right now, it is important to realize that all hope is not lost. Recovery is possible, and you can help your loved one get there. [...]

5 Dos and Don’ts When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Addiction2018-08-15T20:06:46-06:00
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