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
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
Drug and alcohol recovery is a difficult and unpredictable journey. After completing an in-patient treatment program, individuals may face obstacles in the ongoing process of recovery once they leave. Medical doctors and chemical dependency experts often provide suggestions or guidelines for how to best handle recovery. Studies show that, “addiction is a chronic relapsing disease.”…Details
Drug and alcohol abuse is a complex disease that grows from a mix of biological, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, and social elements. Those who find themselves addicted to drugs or alcohol may have used substances to cope with negative feelings and toxic memories that may have seemed unbearable. For others, substance abuse is a way to…Details
Opiates (or opioids) are drugs, which are taken to treat physical pain. Some examples of legal opiates (or painkillers) are Codeine, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and morphine. An example of an illegal opiate is heroin.
Alcohol and drug addiction is a chronic illness, which affects brain functioning. Because of these changes, addiction can rule over a person due to developments in compulsive and unsafe behaviors and health damage. Because of this, a primary treatment program is needed to address addiction. After primary treatment, recovery can have lasting results like sobriety…Details
Sober living is a recovery option for former users who have completed primary treatment for a substance abuse. Sober living is not just a temporary home, but a lifestyle. Residential life teaches former users how to function in the regular world without having to turn to drugs or alcohol. This main goal of all sober…Details
The right support systems are crucial for an individual’s successful recovery. The people that make up a support system can be family or friends, but they can also come from other outlets. An online support group, a trusted therapist, spirituality, a new wellness activity, a pet, or even a beloved book can all serve as…Details