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 [...]

How to Sow a Mindset of Gratitude in Early Recovery

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Being grateful for what we have and how far we’ve come allows us to look at the bigger picture. And, as a result, live happier and more productive lives. It’s important for everyone to have gratitude to establish mentally healthy lifestyles. But, it’s even more important for those in early recovery because, without it, addiction relapse [...]

The Ins and Outs of 12 Step Sponsorship

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Throughout treatment and during recovery, you’ll likely be encouraged to incorporate 12 step meetings into your schedule. 12 step programs are a great way to keep motivated about sobriety and to recognize how far you’ve gone. But, 12 step meetings are also about developing and maintaining recovery relationships. It’s important to establish relationships with others in [...]

Is It Just Me? Exploring the Causes of Addiction

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t care about someone’s age, job, ethnicity, location, sex, or creed. There are no groups of individuals unaffected by addiction. It’s something that affects people all around the world. And, while the government can attempt to change laws and regulations, it’s a disease that’s not letting up as time passes. Every [...]

Explaining the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

With the opioid epidemic ravaging the nation and being labeled a “national emergency” by our commander in chief, everyone should be aware of what is going on. Thankfully, many are starting to ask the questions they need to learn enough about this subject to spread awareness themselves. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “What [...]

Recognizing Addiction: Symptoms of Heroin Abuse

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

When family and loved ones are aware of the symptoms of heroin abuse, they can offer much-needed help through treatment. So, it’s important if you think that a family member or loved one may be addicted to heroin to be able to recognize these symptoms. Otherwise, they may not be offered the help they need to [...]