Suicide: Ending the Stigma and Getting Help

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” The stigma surrounding mental illness can make it difficult for a person who suffers with suicidal […]

How Can I Avoid Relapse When Getting Sober?

Addiction is a complicated brain disease that causes a person to have intense cravings for drugs or alcohol, despite negative consequences. Substance use disorders cause changes in the way the brain functions and impacts judgment, coordination, memory, and behavior. Recovery is a lifelong process. A person in recovery will face challenges to maintain sobriety. Many […]

Avoiding Alcohol While on Vacation

Vacation is a time to relax, unwind, and take a break from work or school. Whether you go to the beach, go on a cruise, or visit another country, vacations are beneficial to your mental and physical health. Unfortunately, many people turn to alcohol as a way to have fun on vacation. Vacation is intended […]

Music Therapy is Helpful For Addiction Recovery

Music is therapeutic for healing in addiction recovery. Music generates critical thinking skills and comforts the mind, body, and spirit. People turn to music because of its positive psychological, emotional, spiritual, and mental effects. Music soothes the soul and helps in addiction treatment and recovery. Writing music promotes critical thinking in a healthy, toxic-free mind. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Get Sober?

Addiction is complicated and recovery can seem out of reach for a person struggling with it. Recovery is a life-long process and you will face many challenges and obstacles in your journey to sobriety. When a person is addicted, personal relationships with loved ones are compromised and fall apart. Addiction can result in job loss […]