Love After Recovery

Love After Recovery

When drugs and alcohol have been a big part of life for a prolonged period of time, it can be scary and difficult to imagine doing everyday things while abstaining from substance use. Many people new to recovery worry their love life will be negatively impacted. How...
Hangxiety: An Overview

Hangxiety: An Overview

The term “hangxiety” has become a popular buzzword for the feeling a person gets after a night of heavy or prolonged drinking. It describes the state of being hungover and feeling overwhelmingly anxious, guilty, or stressed. Usually, the feelings get worse as the day...
How Seasonal Changes Affect Recovery

How Seasonal Changes Affect Recovery

Have you ever noticed a slightly negative shift in your mood as summer draws to an end? If you have, you are not alone. Less sunlight, shorter days, colder temperatures, and less time spent outdoors causes many people to feel exhausted, depressed, and irritable....
Ecotherapy for Recovery

Ecotherapy for Recovery

Have you ever noticed that spending time in nature can make you feel peaceful and calm? Although being surrounded by the beauty of nature benefits everyone, for those with a substance use disorder, nature has a healing effect. The therapeutic use of nature is called...
6 Signs of Addiction You Shouldn’t Ignore

6 Signs of Addiction You Shouldn’t Ignore

We all like to feel that we are in control. Even when we do things that seem dangerous or counter-productive, we want to convince ourselves – and others – that there isn’t a problem. But are we lying to ourselves? Addiction is a slow, silent thief. It steals our time,...
Eye Damage Caused by Alcohol Addiction

Eye Damage Caused by Alcohol Addiction

Many people are aware that alcohol addiction has a damaging effect on many parts of the human body, such as the liver, pancreas, and stomach. But most do not know of the damage that excessive drinking can cause to the eyes, including permanent impaired vision....