The 7 Best Self-Care Tips For Early Addiction Recovery

The 7 Best Self-Care Tips For Early Addiction Recovery When you're in active addiction, oftentimes wants and needs go out the window because you feel overpowered by the compulsion to use your drug of choice. You want to take care of yourself, but you find it quite challenging because your mind is consistently running thoughts [...]

By | January 27th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on The 7 Best Self-Care Tips For Early Addiction Recovery

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

When Your Husband Is an Angry Alcoholic

When Your Husband Is an Angry Alcoholic If your husband is a drinker and you’re noticing him getting angrier the more he drinks, you may have some questions. Is he becoming an alcoholic? Is he an angry alcoholic? Does he need help? Am I safe? These are important questions, so let’s take a look at [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on When Your Husband Is an Angry Alcoholic

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen

A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about learning to let what happens happen when it comes to your addicted grown child. Okay, if you just read, and then re-read that first sentence, you’re not alone. Trust me, a few years [...]

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Addiction Treatment: What Are Opiates? Are They All Addictive?

Addiction Treatment: What Are Opiates? Are They All Addictive? As you probably know, there is an opiate epidemic going on across the nation.  It’s not just the lower income level populations either. It’s the lower, middle, and upper levels of income segments, with people in the poorest sections and the richest sections struggling with an [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on Addiction Treatment: What Are Opiates? Are They All Addictive?

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong   After rehab, you might be feeling like you’re never going to be “normal” again. You might leave your treatment facility feeling lost and afraid, and more than a little lonely. In fact, no matter how much support you have, you might be [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong

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