Recovery

5 10, 2018

Really Naked: How intimacy changes when you get sober

October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

It does not come as much of a surprise that recovering addicts are often faced with the added challenge of recovering their relationships, particularly during the early stages of recovery. Reinvigorating and learning to grow healthy levels of intimacy is an integral part of addiction recovery. Since substance abuse (like alcoholism and drug addiction) are

10 09, 2018

Theories of Addiction: The Stages of Change

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

No one knows why it is easy for some people to overcome addiction but it’s hard for others. Some psychologists believe that the “Stages of Change” theory offers insight. According to the National Institutes of Health, 10 percent of Americans struggle with drug use disorder at some point during the course of their lives.

10 08, 2018

3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The concept of a gateway drug is not new. Most people have heard of the idea, but may not know which substances qualify as gateway drugs. It is important for everyone to be wary of gateway drugs. Part of this means understanding the risk factors of addiction and the slow progression toward physical dependence. This

5 07, 2018

The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

July 5th, 2018|1 Comment

When a person is seeking treatment for a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or addiction to illicit or prescription drugs, there are a number of treatment options that, when used in combination, can prove particularly effective. One of the “tried and true” tools that a professional addiction counselor uses to help people struggling with

8 06, 2018

Harm Reduction Strategies—Good or Bad for Recovery?

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Read any article about the continuing drug addiction and overdose public health crisis, and you may see a term that you’re not familiar with – “harm reduction”. And if substance abuse has touched your life or the life of someone you care about, you will want to become familiar with this controversial concept.

2 06, 2018

Brett Favre: Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery

June 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

If you are a football fan, you are probably somewhat familiar with the story of NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre and how he battled an addiction to Vicodin in 1996. Today, it is the stuff of sports legend—how he overcame his issues, won both the Most Valuable Player award and The Game of

21 12, 2017

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Opioid Addiction Has Taken America By Storm And The Individual Addict Still Suffers By now, most Americans know that opioid addiction is ravaging the country. Millions of Americans are addicted to opiates like heroin, Morphine, and Codeine, and synthetic opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl. The problem is so devastating, President Donald Trump recently

5 12, 2017

Russell Brand: Changing Our View on Addiction

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

You May Not Love Russell Brand For His Comedy – But You Gotta Love The Guy For His Recovery Russell Brand isn’t for everybody. He’s an acquired taste. The 42-year-old British comic and movie star is quite controversial, making a name for himself with his outrageous stand-up comedy and notorious public antics. Starring in

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