narcotic addiction recovery

Important Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Successful Narcotic Addiction Recovery

Improving Your Well-Being for Narcotic Addiction Recovery Addiction adversely affects the mind and body, and the road to recovery can be long — but most people forget about the importance of self-care during recovery. Treatment involves treating yourself well, too, and that means getting in the right nutrition and exercise to help your body adjust […]

Relapse Prevention Guide

Overcoming Addiction: A Relapse Prevention Guide  

In the United States, an estimated 21.5 million people have a substance abuse disorder. The family members of a person who is struggling with an addiction is just as important as the individual where recovery is concerned, because they play a critical role in relapse prevention. Helping a loved one avoid relapse once he or […]

Trauma in Teens

PTSD and Trauma in Teens: What You Need to Know

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can affect individuals of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic situations. However, due to the intensely developmental nature of the teenage years, teenagers who are exposed to trauma may experience a unique set of negative consequences. Fortunately, with the right resources, PTSD is something that can be […]

Self Harm Inpatient Treatment

Self Harm Inpatient Treatment

The mere idea of someone purposely hurting themself is very difficult to grasp, often being seen as an especially stigmatized disorder. To someone on the outside, it is incomprehensible why a person would cut, burn, or cause any number of self-sustained injuries to themselves. Why would anyone do that? Self-harm is an offshoot of a […]

Overcoming Drug Addiction

An Introduction to Overcoming Drug Addiction

The United States of America is going through a crisis. Motor vehicle crashes are no longer the main cause of accidental death. They have a new public health emergency: opioid overdose. SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health concluded that 22.5 million American citizens needed treatment for illicit substance abuse in 2014. That accounts […]

Adrenaline Addiction

Rehabilitation for Adrenaline Addiction

Isn’t it interesting how our personal temperaments can be so vastly different among one another? There are the super cautious types, the crazy risk-seeking types and varying degrees of these polar extremes populating the rest of the personality spectrum. Who knows what genetic markers buried deep in our DNA may fuel a particular personality type? […]

professionals and addiction

Professionals and Addiction

The Steps to Getting Support Addiction is widely known to be a disease, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t stigma surrounding it still. It can be a difficult situation to navigate, especially in the professional and executive spheres. There can exist the real fear of negatively impacting one’s career, either through entering rehabilitation or because […]

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Huffing Freon Effects and Dangers in Teens

Inhalant abuse, or huffing, is the practice of inhaling vapors to experience intoxication.  Huffing is one of many types of high-risk recreational highs that teens or young adults may experiment with.  One of the chemicals used in huffing is the refrigerant called Freon.  Freon, the brand name for fluorinated hydrocarbons, is an odorless gas commonly […]

How long does it take to detox from xanax

How Long Does it Take to Detox From Xanax?

When most people get a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) it is because they are typically going through a difficult period emotionally and need some help managing the excessive stress or anxiety.  The problem with Xanax is that even taking the drug as prescribed can lead to addiction in short order.  Why?  Because tolerance to the […]

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The Habits and Confessions That Show You Can Be Addicted to Anything

Addictions can happen to anyone for any reason. While the things people become addicted to can be as diverse as cooking and exercise, people with addictions have several things in common. If you identify with any of these confessions, you may have a habit that is disrupting your life. 1. “I avoided being social.” Many […]