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October 29, 2020

Can Depression Fuel Alcohol Addiction?


Why do we drink? Winding down after a long day of work, in social settings with friends and family, and during times of celebration. But what happens when you turn to alcohol in times that…
October 22, 2020

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 take you to high highs and low lows, thinking about…
October 15, 2020

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 between the two. Eating disorders generally involve problematic dietary habits…
October 9, 2020

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 people are turning to in the midst of this pandemic.…
October 6, 2020

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 extremely difficult. In fact, alcohol is one of the only…
October 5, 2020

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 probably concerned about their level of addiction to the drug.…
September 23, 2020

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 “musical marriage” of 20 years. It’s not like Ryan was…
September 22, 2020

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 the changes in your loved one, desperate to get them…
September 16, 2020

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 her cocaine use from friends and family and continued going…
September 9, 2020

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 to live this way and he knew that it was…
August 30, 2020

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 dark web is, how it works or what really takes…
August 24, 2020

When It All Falls Apart


The other day, my website crashed. All I could do was stare in horror at the jumble of words, code and images that had once been a beautiful representation of my work and now looked…
August 17, 2020

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...
August 13, 2020

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 sick. The family worries, they incessantly try to control the…
August 13, 2020

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 painkillers, and this number is rapidly increasing. Read more...
August 7, 2020

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 back into addiction. However, there is also something called a…
August 6, 2020

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, someone suffering from addiction issues will also likely feel like…
August 3, 2020

Questions


So many questions. When dealing with a loved one’s addiction, particularly if the addict is your child, the list of questions is endless. How did this happen? Can’t he see what he’s doing? Why won’t…
August 1, 2020

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 not only key statistics but includes an outline of DreamLife…
July 31, 2020

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 psychological and physical symptoms no matter the substance involved. What…

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