Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

Triggers and Cravings

Triggers and Cravings Triggers and cravings can be one of the most difficult aspects of recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse. A trigger is anything that brings back painful thoughts, feelings, or memories having to do with your addiction. This could be your drug of choice, a location you frequented or even a person you…
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Understanding Drug Relapse in Addiction

Drug Relapse in Addiction Relapse, in the context of drug use, involves the recurrence of pathological drug use after a period of abstinence. There are various types of substances that may cause addiction or dependence, such as depressants, stimulants, or nicotine. Relapse is now often viewed as the rule rather than the exception in addiction…
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Women and Addiction

About Women and Addiction The approach used to treating addiction is different for each individual. This same idea applies to the treatment approach used for men and women. Until the 1990’s the majority of addiction studies focused on men. It wasn’t until women were required to be added to the studies that significant differences were…
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Tips for Maintaining Positivity in Addiction Recovery

Maintaining Positivity in Addiction Recovery While there is really no way to avoid negativity completely in life, you can make the commitment to focus on positivity instead. In addiction recovery, there will be extremely difficult days where you will struggle and won’t want to leave the comforts of your bed, these are the times where…
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Addiction Recovery and the Holidays

Addiction Recovery and the Holidays There is no doubt that the holidays present recovering addicts and their families with a number of challenges. The holiday season can be full of stress and everyone could use a little extra support during this time. Those in active recovery are faced with challenges when it comes to temptation…
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Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts

Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts Rapper Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi checked into rehab last week for depression, anxiety, and suicidal urges. The hip-hop star shared the news in an emotional letter posted to his Facebook page, revealing “I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known…
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ADHD Medication Addiction Leading to Increases in Crystal Meth Use

ADHD Medication Addiction Leading to Increases in Crystal Meth Use What is ADHD? ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is diagnosed in children, adolescents, or adults and is treated with prescriptions for stimulant medications including amphetamines and methylphenidate. The prescription drugs given to patients for the treatment of ADHD include Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta. Individuals diagnosed…
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National Recovery Month

Recognizing National Recovery Month Every September National Recovery Month, a national observance held to increase awareness of mental and/or substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledge the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery, but these successes often go unnoticed by…
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Benefits of Sober Living in Recovery

Why choose sober living? You’ve taken the first steps in recovery, which are often the most difficult, and detoxed in an addiction treatment program. Now you may be wondering, ‘What’s next?’ This is a daunting question that many in addiction recovery are faced with. Leaving the safety and security of inpatient treatment to return to…
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Repairing Relationships in Recovery

Repairing Relationships in Addiction Recovery Substance abuse takes a toll on every aspect of your life, including your relationships. While escaping addiction and beginning your journey to recovery is a momentous achievement, it does not mean that everything if your life will repair itself. In order to repair the relationships that were damaged during active…
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