They Said

In recent posts, we have discussed the value of eating right and exercising regularly in recovery. We talked about how a healthy mind is a contingent upon a healthy body and vice versa. It is worth adding to the previous discussions that prioritizing physical fitness doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, adding exercise… Continue reading They Said

Addiction Recovery Through The Holidays

Individuals working a program of recovery can benefit significantly from having a strategy for the holidays. While most people look forward to days like Christmas, that is not always the case for those in addiction recovery. Men and women working a program must avoid stressful situations. Unfortunately, the holiday season is often accompanied by negative… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Through The Holidays

Eating Healthy In Addiction Recovery

Towards the beginning of November, we wrote about the importance of staying physically active during addiction treatment and thereafter. The fitness of one’s body plays a significant role in bolstering mental health. So, it will probably be of little surprise to read that what you eat should be something worth considering for anyone in addiction… Continue reading Eating Healthy In Addiction Recovery

Alcohol Use Disorder Profiles

Alcohol use disorder is not one size fits all; the disease manifests in different ways for each person. While it is easy to develop a blanket response for treating addiction and facilitating long-term recovery, there is ample evidence to support personalizing treatment methods. Many people find better outcomes from attending age or gender-specific recovery centers,… Continue reading Alcohol Use Disorder Profiles

Emotional Dysregulation

When we are emotionally regulated, we feel cool, calm, collected and connected to those around us. We function well in our social and professional lives and are able to effectively use coping skills when bothered or upset. However, sometimes someone says something and we have a strong reaction to it or, something happens to us… Continue reading Emotional Dysregulation

Addiction Recovery Aided By Exercise

Addiction recovery affords men and women the opportunity to revolutionize their lives completely. Those working a program position themselves to do things in life that they never thought possible, i.e., finishing school. People find that when all their energy no longer goes to fuel the cycle of addiction, then they have time to pursue other… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Aided By Exercise

DEA Take Back Day October 2018 CC

Today’s conversation about the American opioid addiction epidemic centers mostly on heroin and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. In many states, illicit opioid use is a public health crisis, and these types of drugs are the most significant contributor to the more than 100 overdose deaths each day. While it is vital that efforts continue… Continue reading DEA Take Back Day October 2018 CC

Stigma Impacts Mental Health Treatment

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). What’s more, among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and… Continue reading Stigma Impacts Mental Health Treatment

Alcohol Use Disorder: A Global Problem

As National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Month come to a close, it only fits that the World Health Organization (WHO) should release a startling report about the most harmful substance on the planet—alcohol. Please do not take such a statement to mean that other mind-altering substances are less dangerous than alcohol; however, no other… Continue reading Alcohol Use Disorder: A Global Problem