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Does Medication Assisted Detox Help Manage Withdrawals?

When a person who is battling addiction stops using drugs or alcohol, he or she can experience agonizing withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms can be so painful and uncomfortable that the individual uses drugs or alcohol just to get relief. Before a person enters treatment, all toxic substances must be removed from their body. At intake, medical […]

What does Self-Care Mean?

  Getting sober is hard work. A person’s lifestyle and mindset needs to change. He or she must be determined throughout the process and maintain a positive attitude to have success in recovery. When a person goes through detox, he or she experiences withdrawals that can be very painful. Depending on the severity and duration […]

Can Nutrition Help With Addiction Recovery?

Addiction takes a toll on a person’s physical and mental health. When a person is addicted, nutrition is often overlooked. Substance abuse leads to a lack of good nutrition due to not eating enough throughout the day or eating foods that lack proper nutrients. Good nutrition is essential for restoring and maintaining physical and mental […]

The Importance of Using Supportive Language in Your Loved One’s Recovery

Many people do not seek treatment because of the stigma surrounding addiction. Anyone can suffer from a substance use disorder or addiction. It does not discriminate by age, gender, social status, profession, or race. Addiction is a complex brain disease and changes the way the brain functions to control the rest of the body. When […]

How Do I Approach a Loved One about Their Addiction?

Approaching your loved one about his or her addiction can be difficult especially when your loved one may not think he or she has a problem. There is a possibility your loved one will become angry. Saying something may make the problem worse or hurt your relationship, but can save their life. When you have […]

Sharing Prescription Painkillers Can Be Dangerous

Painkillers are highly addictive opioids and are prescribed by a physician to an individual for pain management. Prescription medication should never be shared with other people, including family or friends. Sharing your pain medication with other people is illegal. Giving someone else your medication can be fatal, and you would be responsible. When a physician […]

What Is The State Of The Opioid Crisis?

Prescription drugs and opioids are used for pain management and are prescribed by a medical professional. Despite the intended use, many people misuse the medication and take more than directed. Prescription drugs and opioids can be very addictive, and for that reason, doctors and pharmacists emphasize the importance of taking the medication as prescribed. According […]

Repairing Relationships After Addiction

Addiction damages relationships with your loved ones. Repairing relationships after addiction will take time because family and friends need time to heal. When trust is broken, it can be hard to mend a relationship. Respect your loved one’s boundaries to regain their trust. Addiction hurts everyone involved. Sober loved ones might struggle to understand why […]

What Factors Contribute to Addiction?

Addiction can happen to anyone from any background, social status, race, and gender. Many people are at higher risk of developing an addiction than others are. There are certain factors that increase the risk of a person developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Genetics, family history, mental health, and environment are some of the […]

Journaling in Recovery

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, including mental, physical, and spiritual health. Drugs and alcohol change the brain’s chemistry and lead to dependency and addiction. People often use drugs or alcohol to cope with stress and devastating circumstances. Journaling is a therapeutic tool often used in treatment and recovery to keep track of […]