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The Benefits of Meditation in Recovery
Meditation, focusing and calming the mind, has an important role in recovery from addiction. During treatment, you may experience a rollercoaster of emotions that can…
The Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
It may not seem obvious why people struggling with eating disorders would develop an alcohol or drug addiction, but there may be a strong link…
Signs Someone Is Abusing Heroin
Heroin is a highly addictive opioid and has been a big contributor to the opioid epidemic in recent years. It’s also a drug that many…
What to Expect From an Alcohol Detox
Despite being legal, alcohol is actually an incredibly dangerous drug. There's a lot of potential for addiction and the process of withdrawing from alcohol is…
12 Clear Signs of Heroin Use
Heroin use can be a devastating and life-threatening habit. If you've recently noticed a friend or loved one shooting, smoking, or snorting heroin, you are…
The Power of Music in Recovery: Ryan’s Story
Before recovery, Ryan’s life consisted of sleep, cocaine, alcohol, repeat. A musician in a touring band, his use of drugs and alcohol completely destroyed his…
How to Confront Someone You Love About Their Drug Addiction
When someone in the family is suffering from drug addiction, it affects everyone. You may feel angry, confused, and terrified. You may be baffled by…
Giving it Another Go: Emily’s Recovery Story
At first, Emily used cocaine as a party drug, but when she started doing it while sober, she knew she had a problem. She hid…
Finding Peace and Positivity: Jay’s Story
Addicted to percocet and living in the back closet of his job, Jay’s life was unmanageable. It got to the point that he didn’t want…
Drugs and The Dark Web: A Dangerous Combination
Drugs and The Dark Web There is a lot of information and many assumptions about the dark web. Most people have no idea what the…
Are You a High Functioning Alcoholic? Remember These 9 Signs
Did you know that almost 20% of alcoholics are considered high functioning? But what are the signs of a high functioning alcoholic? Read more...
Are You Enabling Addiction? Signs You’re an Enabler
Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a family disease. Although the drinker or drug user is obviously sick, his or her loved ones also become…
What to Expect From an Opiate Detox
There are over 900 opiate-related deaths per week in the United States, on average. Millions of people are addicted to opiates such as heroin or prescription…
Lapse vs. Relapse
People know what it means when a person recovering from addiction has a relapse—they use again or return to the pattern of behavior and fall…
Addiction Recovery Residential Treatment Centers
Addiction can be isolating. The negative pressure this condition can put on a person could make them feel like they are all alone. What’s worse,…
Heroin Addiction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The statistics of heroin abuse in Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding areas are astounding. Deaths from heroin overdose are on the rise. This article covers…
Understanding Psychological vs Physical Addiction
People sometimes consider psychological addiction and physical addiction to a substance to be two separate phenomena. While understandable, this dichotomy is untrue. All addictions have…
Unique New Approaches to Benzo Withdrawal Treatment
Benzodiazepines is a commonly prescribed treatment for anxiety. It can also put you in the clutch of an unforgiving cycle of addiction. Producing symptoms that…
Finding Your Identity After Addiction
In the throes of addiction, you are not usually taking the time to consider the abstract idea of identity. You are too caught up in…
10 Questions You Should Ask a Rehab
Once you make the decision to seek help for addiction, you have to find a rehab facility that will fit your unique needs and ensure…