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

Opioid Disposal Saves Lives: RX Take Back Day

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 Opioid Disposal Saves Lives: RX Take Back Day

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

Marijuana Use in Recovery

Can I use Marijuana in Recovery? A topic that comes up often during groups and individual sessions is the question about marijuana use in recovery.  Clients wonder and debate why they need to give up a substance that they regard as “no big deal”.  The position in 12 step program is clear—that using any type… Continue reading Marijuana Use in Recovery

Recovery Month: Carrying the Message

In the rooms of recovery, we talk a lot about the concept of paying it forward. The idea: if you want to keep what you have (sobriety), you have to give it away. On the surface, it makes a lot of sense since we recover together. Those who attempt to heal without the assistance of… Continue reading Recovery Month: Carrying the Message

Recovery All Week Long is a Must

Using one’s time wisely can be a significant challenge for just about anyone, life is full of distractions and opportunities to waste available hours. Staying productive is a critical element of a healthy existence and those who lead sedentary lifestyles risk never meeting their real potential. The same reality applies to people who are working… Continue reading Recovery All Week Long is a Must

Addiction Recovery Support Network

If you are new to recovery, then you have hopefully gleaned by now that you cannot stay on track without support. The chances are that you tried to get clean and sober on more than one occasion on sheer will alone, only to find that more was required. Addicts and alcoholics try just about anything… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Support Network