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How Acceptance in Recovery can be a Motivating Factor

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Developing an addiction doesn’t happen overnight. While there are many roads to addiction, everyone has their own journey. And, more often than not, these journeys may include some moments you are less than proud to claim as your own. However, it’s important to understand that acceptance of these situations and feelings is vital to recovery success. [...]

Some of the Many Benefits of Eating Disorder Recovery

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you’re considering treatment for an eating disorder or you’ve just graduated from treatment, you may be wondering what the advantages of eating disorder recovery actually are. Sure, it may sound nice not to have to worry about what you’re eating all the time or what you look like. But, the hurdles to jump through to [...]

When Mental Health Issues Collide: Addiction and Eating Disorders

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dealing with addiction alone is dangerous. But, when it’s brought on by other issues or other issues arise as a result of addiction, it’s even more deadly. While dealing with both mental health issues and addiction may seem like a supernatural challenge, the hard truth is that a large percentage of addicts live with concurring mental [...]

How Spouses of Addicts can Support Recovery

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Spouses of addicts can do more harm than good to a loved one’s sobriety journey. So, it’s important for spouses to understand how to support recovery. Your wife may have been fighting the addiction battle for a while. But now, she is finally on the road to recovery. You want to be there for her in [...]

4 Things to Look for in Sober Living Programs

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Recovery isn’t just about getting treatment. It’s about staying sober once treatment concludes. One of the best ways to make sure that you will stay focused on recovery immediately after treatment concludes is a sober living home. Sober living programs should offer a safe, supportive environment in which individuals can assimilate back into society with newly [...]

What Really Happens During Alcohol Induced Memory Blackouts?

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alcohol is everywhere you turn. Almost every restaurant serves alcohol. Most of your family and friends probably drink. And, plenty of social gatherings are designed around the consumption of alcohol. The high production of alcohol, marketing techniques, and general cultural acceptance of this drug have created a society of recreational drinkers. Unfortunately, many of these “social [...]

What are Dual Diagnosis Programs and How Can They Help?

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s unfortunate, but many individuals find themselves facing addiction due to self-medicating negative aspects of life. While it’s easy to assume that every drug addict has gotten to where they are due to abusing drugs or alcohol for pleasure, often times it’s more than just the party scene that gets individuals to use in the first [...]

Identifying and Studying the 5 Stages of Recovery

By | December 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Anyone who goes through addiction recovery will undoubtedly go through many changes. Changes in relationships, activities, passions, emotions, lifestyles, and much more are bound to happen. But, these changes can differ from individual to individual. However, there are 5 stages of recovery every individual who wants to rid their life of addiction will go through. Stage [...]

Recognizing Addiction Signs with Negative Consequences of Drug Use

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Drinking alcohol and using drugs are such common practices, it seems as though almost everyone takes part. In fact, there are more people who drink or use drugs than those who don’t. And, for many of these substance users, addiction never forms. But, for others, addiction can become a huge problem; one that wreaks havoc and [...]

Using Alternative Healing Methods for Addiction Recovery

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alternative healing methods, otherwise known as holistic therapy, is showing great promise for individuals in recovery from addiction. There is no one cure for addiction. And, what works for one person may not work for another. So, it’s best to determine your best ways of healing for recovery. And, be open-minded about trying new things which [...]