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The Brain’s Recovery from Addiction–Reversing the Damage of the Illness

The Brain's Recovery from Addiction--Reversing the Damage of the Illness The brain's recovery from addiction can often be a difficult subject to address. Many people who are overcoming addictions worry about any damage their brains might have suffered as a result of drinking or using substances, and it can be painful to consider. However, understanding [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on The Brain’s Recovery from Addiction–Reversing the Damage of the Illness

Women and Substance Abuse–Risks and Issues

Women and Substance Abuse--Risks and Issues Torso of pregnant teen or woman Women have many specific issues during addiction and chief among them is the risk of pregnancy. Pregnancy and substance abuse are a serious and high-risk combination of circumstances, posing unfortunate risks for both the woman and her baby. When pregnant women [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Women and Substance Abuse–Risks and Issues

The Recovering Addict–Stages of Healing

The Recovering Addict--Stages of Healing The recovering addict has already accomplished a great deal by the time they leave rehab and has grown through a great many challenges. Recovery can be seen to start long before withdrawal and detox. Even in active addiction, we transform little by little, deciding that substance use is a problem, [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on The Recovering Addict–Stages of Healing

Resisting Treatment? You Can Break Through to Recovery

Resisting Treatment? You Can Break Through to Recovery Are you resisting treatment for your addiction, or do you have an addicted loved one who is? It's a difficult spot to be in. On the one hand, treatment seems such an obvious need, but on the other, it appears that it just won't get done. A [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|Blog, Rehab|Comments Off on Resisting Treatment? You Can Break Through to Recovery

Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain

Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain Recovery and the brain can often be a tricky subject. Many people who are overcoming addictions worry about any damage their brains might have suffered as a result of drinking or using substances. The brain has to heal from active addiction, and this involves reversing the damage of prolonged [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain

Holistic Rehab–Had Enough? Maybe It’s Time for a New Approach

Holistic Rehab--Had Enough? Maybe It's Time for a New Approach Holistic rehab isn't for everybody. For that matter, any one approach isn't for everybody either. However, it hasn't been too long since people with addictions had much of an option. Fortunately, that has changed in recent years, and we now have a diverse array of [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Alternative Addiction Treatments, Blog|Comments Off on Holistic Rehab–Had Enough? Maybe It’s Time for a New Approach

The Meaning of Sobriety–How It Works and What Changes It Brings

The Meaning of Sobriety--How It Works and What Changes It Brings The meaning of sobriety can be a very personal one, of course. Everyone's journey through the pain of addiction and recovery is a deeply private one. But, then, too, there are many common experiences as well. For example, sobriety brings everyone more serenity and [...]

By | January 21st, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on The Meaning of Sobriety–How It Works and What Changes It Brings

Healing from Addiction–the Challenges and the Victories

Healing from Addiction—the Challenges and the Victories Healing from addiction is a multi-layered process, and it is an ongoing process for quite some time. Some even say we will always be in recovery if we have had an active addiction. The beauty of recovery is that it occurs in stages and in each stage, you [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Healing from Addiction–the Challenges and the Victories

Preventing Relapse–Identifying Stages, Signals and Cues

Preventing Relapse--Identifying Stages, Signals and Cues Preventing relapse is one's core priority in any recovery effort. It is the foundation and other benefits and pursuits of recovery depend upon this simple foundation. Treatment and skill building help prepare you for the tough times of sobriety. You can prepare well at the outset of your efforts, [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Blog, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Preventing Relapse–Identifying Stages, Signals and Cues

Progress in Overcoming Addiction–It’s a Process

  Progress in Overcoming Addiction—It’s a Process Progress in overcoming addiction is often hard to see. For you, that is. Typically, others can see the progress we are making much more clearly. That’s because they’re not inside your nervous system trying to navigate all the changes you’re going through. You can look like the picture [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Progress in Overcoming Addiction–It’s a Process