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The weather is warm and the sun is shining. Sometimes people in recovery, especially those in early recovery, wonder if it is really possible to enjoy the summer without drinking their favorite drink or using their drug of choice. Actually, the opposite is true. Being...read more
A Connection Many psychiatrists used to believe that people who were more prone to drug or alcohol addiction, also known as substance use disorder, shared a common addictive personality. However, throughout the years, researchers have been unable to prove that to be...read more
A Potent Drug According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), fentanyl is 80-100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Originally developed as a skin patch for pain management of cancer patients, this potent synthetic...read more
In Real Life Often in movies or TV shows, someone with an addiction problem is suddenly confronted by friends and family members during an intervention. In real life, the decision to work with an interventionist and present concerns about a loved one's addiction...read more
You may be familiar with meditation. You may have even tried it in the past and decided it wasn’t for you. But did you know there are several different types of meditation? For many people in addiction recovery, meditation has proven to be a beneficial practice to...read more
Many people who struggle with alcohol dependency, alcohol use disorder (AUD), or other forms of problem drinking may not be fully aware of the long-term damaging effects that alcohol has on their bodies. In addition to the toxic effect of alcohol, nutritional...read more
Recovery offers the chance for a fresh start. It provides the opportunity to give your life new meaning and purpose. A chance to give back in a way that helps others. This is an important part of recovery and of the 12-Step program. It is also a way to pay it forward....read more
When a child grows up in a home where a parent or other loved one has a substance use disorder, they often feel confused and frightened. Their home life may be chaotic and unpredictable. They may hear arguing, crying, or yelling and have no understanding of why it is...read more
You may be familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), but have you ever heard of SMART Recovery? If you haven’t, you are not alone. SMART Recovery provides an alternative to 12-Step programs for those in recovery who are not comfortable with...read more
There are many individuals suffering from drug or alcohol addiction who are afraid to seek help because of the possibility of losing their jobs. They fear they may be fired if they are away for an extended period of time while in a recovery treatment center. In many...read more