How Do You Exercise When You Are Depressed?

When you are depressed, you may not have the energy to get up out of bed and exercise. The truth is that if you are suffering from depression, not being active will just leave you alone in your depressive thoughts and not give you any hope of getting better. By exercising, you release feel-good endorphins […]

Signs We Don’t Respect Ourselves

We associate the recovery process with tackling our addictions and working to get sober. Within that process is the very important work of building our self-love and repairing our self-respect. Our addictions and mental health issues have contributed to the destructive patterns of mistreating ourselves, devaluing and demeaning ourselves, and not acknowledging our worth. We […]

Yoga and Meditation in Recovery

Addiction affects the way a person takes care of him or herself. It takes over every aspect of a person’s life and takes priority over all responsibilities. When a person is grappling with addiction, they often forget about self-care. An addicted brain needs to be clear of toxic substances and learn to function normally, without […]

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 An Alcohol Overdose?

Alcohol overdose, also referred to as alcohol poisoning, occurs from excessive drinking within a short time. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “Alcohol poisoning occurs when there is so much alcohol in the bloodstream that areas of the brain controlling basic life-support functions—such as breathing, heart rate, and temperature control—begin to […]

How Does Addiction Change The Brain?

The brain is a very important organ in the human body. It controls how we move, walk, talk, and speak. The brain adapts to environmental changes and allows us to cope with negative emotions, form memories, and learn. The addicted brain changes chemically and physiologically. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an […]

How Addiction Affects the Human Body

Addiction is a complex disease that changes the way the brain works. The brain controls the way a person thinks, feels, talks, moves, and the function of all organs in the body. These organs need to stay healthy in order to operate on a daily basis and are essential to survival. Addiction causes organ failure, […]

What Are The Dangers of Mixing Benzodiazepines and Alcohol?

Medical professionals often treat depression and anxiety by prescribing benzodiazepines (benzos) such as Klonopin, Valium, and Xanax. These medications are safe when taken as prescribed by a medical professional. Benzos act as sedatives and have a calming effect to the central nervous system. Alcohol is a depressant and can also act as a sedative. Since […]