Seasonal Depression and its Impact on Substance Abuse

Seasonal Depression and its Impact on Substance Abuse

The Challenge of Seasonal Depression for People With Substance Use Disorder  When seasons change, it’s not just the weather that’s impacted. Many people struggle as the holiday season approaches or during extreme temperature shifts. For those struggling with seasonal depression, the start...
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12/08 2020
8 Ways to Cultivate More Gratitude in Recovery

8 Ways to Cultivate More Gratitude in Recovery

Practicing Gratitude in Recovery As the season of Thanksgiving is upon us, we’re thinking about all the things we have to be grateful for.  Counting our blessings and feeling a sense of gratitude can go a long way in lifting our spirits,...
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11/18 2020
7 Gifts of Being in Recovery

7 Gifts of Being in Recovery

How Addiction Recovery Transforms Lives for the Better  Individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction gain so much more than just sobriety and control of their lives. The rewards associated with overcoming addiction include having a whole new perspective on a...
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11/11 2020
Marijuana Addiction in the Age of Legalization

Marijuana Addiction in the Age of Legalization

Marijuana Use Continues to Rise   With the perception of marijuana changing from an illegal substance to a socially-acceptable and medical alternative, individuals are starting to abuse the drug more than ever before. With several states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, also...
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11/09 2020
Support for Families Affected by Addiction

Support for Families Affected by Addiction

How to Help Yourself While Helping a Loved One With Addiction  Dealing with a loved one who has become addicted to drugs or alcohol can take an emotional and psychological toll. It is not easy witnessing someone you love slip into the...
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11/02 2020
Is Addiction a Disease?

Is Addiction a Disease?

As a Disease, Addiction Requires Medical Treatment To the uninformed and inexperienced, drug addiction can seem like a mental failing, one that simple willpower should be able to overcome. This popular misconception about addiction and how it impacts an addict’s brain has...
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10/05 2020
The Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment? Medication-assisted treatment, commonly referred to as ‘MAT’, is a type of evidence-based treatment that is used to help those who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. The combination of therapy, behavioral counseling, and MAT is said to...
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09/10 2020
Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management

Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management

What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that interact with opioid receptors in the brain and on nerves throughout the body.  They include the illegal street-drug heroin, synthetic opioids like fentanyl, and prescription pain medications like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and...
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09/07 2020
How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

Learn the Importance of Finding the Best Rehab Center When it comes to selecting a residential treatment center, there are numerous options to consider. Potential patients must weigh the treatment programs, facilities, and location of the center. However, with so many choices...
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09/02 2020