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09
Jun

Seven Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress in Addiction Recovery

Stress is a part of everyone’s life. Whether it stems from anxiety caused by an upcoming event, a deadline at work, or moments of worry or fear, stress affects everyone physically and mentally. For those in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, managing stress successfully is a crucial part of long-term sobriety. A publication...
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15
May

Ambien: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ambien is a sleep-inducing prescription medication used to treat chronic insomnia. It is the brand name of the drug zolpidem. A sedative-hypnotic, Ambien is not intended to be used long-term. It is classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule IV controlled substance. How Does Ambien Work? When a person takes...
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27
Apr

The Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has organized and sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month in April. In its early years, the program was aimed at college-aged students whose newly found freedom might lead to drinking too much. Over the years, Alcohol Awareness Month has grown to become a national movement with...
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14
Apr

Veterans and Addiction: An Overview

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can affect anyone, but among military veterans, the rate of addiction to certain substances is higher than that of the general population. Often, veterans have a difficult time readjusting to civilian life. Many suffer from disabilities, mental and physical health problems, traumatic brain injuries, and PTSD as a result of...
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28
Mar

Styles of Meditation & How They Can Support Recovery

How Can Meditation Help? The practice of meditation helps you to gain inner calm and greater self-awareness by focusing your mind, attention, and thoughts. When a person is in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, calming and focusing the mind through meditation can play an important role in restoring health. Although there is no...
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illustration of brain made of marijuana leaves - marijuana addiction
18
Mar

Marijuana: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

In recent years, many people have changed their views regarding the use of marijuana. Many states have legalized the drug for both recreational and medicinal use, and more states are likely to do the same. Because of the changes in attitude and laws, a great number of people are under the belief that marijuana is...
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01
Mar

What Is Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy is a form of healing that addresses all aspects of the individual’s well-being: physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. The goal of holistic therapy is to help the client achieve optimal wellness and health by bringing all parts of the mind, body, and spirit into balance. A Brief History of the Development of Holistic...
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sleepy or high looking woman laying in bed - tramadol addiction
15
Feb

Tramadol Addiction: Warning Signs, Symptoms, and Withdrawal

Even though tramadol is a synthetic opioid, when it was approved in 1995 to treat mild to moderate pain, it was not considered an opiate even though it acted in similar ways to other opiates such as oxycodone or morphine. Therefore, the FDA initially classified it as a non-controlled analgesic. However, as more and more...
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pretty young blonde woman talking to her friend - cognitive behavioral therapy and addiction
26
Jan

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a type of talk therapy used to treat individuals in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. CBT focuses on how a person’s behaviors and feelings are influenced by their thoughts. What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based, goal-oriented, short-term form of psychotherapy...
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