Drug or alcohol addiction is a complex and devastating disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, social status, or background. It is characterized by compulsive and harmful behaviors related to the use of drugs or alcohol. However, it often goes unnoticed or ignored until it reaches a critical stage. Recognizing the warning signs...Read More
The journey of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction has many steps. From seeking professional help to building a strong support system, each person’s path to sobriety is unique. However, one critical aspect should not be overlooked – giving back. The act of giving back can have a profound impact on a person’s recovery journey....Read More
Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a life-saving medication that has revolutionized the way we combat opioid addiction. With the opioid crisis gripping the nation, Narcan works as an antidote to an opioid overdose. This powerful medication has become increasingly common throughout the United States, with first responders, healthcare providers, and even everyday individuals carrying...Read More
For many people in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time. It is important to remember that you are not alone. According to a survey reported by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in the United States alone there are more than 23 million people in recovery from substance...Read More
Films have the power to move us, to make us feel and think in ways we never thought possible. They can also serve as a source of inspiration, giving us a new perspective on life and helping us see the world in a different light. For those in addiction recovery, watching inspirational films can provide...Read More
While men and women are equally likely to develop a substance use disorder, the nature of their addiction, the factors that underlie it, and their responsiveness to treatment can be different. For this reason, gender-specific treatment can be helpful. According to an article in the United States National Library of Medicine, some of the fundamental cultural...Read More
When a person has an addiction to drugs or alcohol and a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, it is called a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. The disorders can develop at the same time or separately. Dual diagnosis is a severe issue that affects many people today. Sadly, the numbers...Read More
Good nutrition is essential in addiction recovery. When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their body becomes depleted of needed nutrients. Eating a healthy diet helps to replenish these nutrients and improve overall health and well-being.How is Nutrition Affected by Active Addiction?Active addiction has a significant impact on a person’s nutritional condition. While actively...Read More
When a person has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it affects them physically, mentally, and spiritually. During recovery, as the body begins to heal from the disease of addiction, feelings of guilt, self-doubt, and loss of confidence are common. Using positive affirmations can help reduce negative feelings and boost self-confidence. What are Positive Affirmations?Positive affirmations...Read More
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