Drugs and alcohol damage your body. When you are amid an addiction, you are not necessarily concerned about cooking your next meal or looking at proper nutrition – your focus is on getting your next fix. While you aren’t paying attention, this lack of nutrition can damage your body. The good news is that there are…Details
The life that you were used to living is not the life you can go back to after treatment. You will find that the places you may have frequented, the friends you may have associated with, and your ideas of fun are no longer positive additions to your life. But, don’t let that get you…Details
So, when you leave treatment and find yourself back in the world wide open, what do you do? You have made such progress and positive changes. You have even thought about what path you would like to take in life. Except, now that you are ready to head there, you have no idea how.
You have been through treatment and you have heard time and time again that being bored or having time on your hands can easily lead you back down a road that you don’t want to take. So, what do you do? How do you avoid a relapse that may occur simply out of boredom?
Facing our past is almost never easy. After all, you moved on to the present for a reason, right? Sometimes, though, we find ourselves consumed by our addiction for more reasons than just our own bad choices. And, sometimes it comes from something – such as complex trauma – that has affected us long before…Details
Addiction is a complex beast. It affects the whole person, and very often infiltrates every area of life, interfering with the ability to live, work, and play. Left untreated, it claims thousands of lives, breaks up families, and steals joy away from people who would otherwise be giving so much back to the world. Unfortunately,…Details
Take a moment and think of the word hypnosis. If you are like most people, you are likely thinking of a client sitting on a couch in a dark, quiet room. Standing in front of him is a doctor wearing a white coat and swinging a pendulum back and forth. He asks the client to…Details
Life is stressful, isn’t it? Sometimes we find ourselves face to face with a ton of demands and all we want to do is crawl under a rock – and never come out. Too much stress can cause us to lose our grip on what is important. When you are in recovery, losing your grip…Details
Sober living is a transitional environment where recovering substance abusers may live after completion of a primary treatment program. It is often recommended that recovering addicts choose a sober living home due to the possibilities of relapse.
After successful completion of in-patient treatment program, many recovering addicts will often find a new set of challenges in the months and years after. Addiction recovery is a continuous process. And while relapse rates are not uncommon for recovering abusers, there are many steps that individuals can take to make the most out of the…Details