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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
Heavy alcohol consumption over a long period of time has an effect on your entire body. Although you can’t see the damage it does internally, every organ is affected by alcohol abuse. Chronic heavy drinking poses many health risks, both short and long-term, to the...read more
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong commitment. Once rehab is completed and life is re-entered, all of the lessons and tools learned during treatment must be used to manage problems without turning to drugs or alcohol. Recovery is a continual...read more
When a person has an opioid or alcohol addiction, they are dealing with a chronic brain disease that affects them both physically and psychologically. While various types of therapies and counseling are used to address the psychological aspects of the illness,...read more
Many people addicted to alcohol believe that it would be safe for them to stop drinking “cold turkey” on their own if they wanted to. However, nothing is further from the truth. For someone with a severe physical dependence, stopping alcohol suddenly can have dire...read more
Kratom abuse and addiction is on the rise in the United States. Sold as an herbal supplement, it can produce a high very similar to opiates and opioids. What Is Kratom? Kratom is a tree-like plant (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia and certain areas of...read more