10 Drug-Free Ways to Boost Your Mood Naturally

10 Drug-Free Ways to Boost Your Mood Naturally

How to Feel Positive Without the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are common underlying causes of substance abuse.  Many people turn to alcohol and other drugs in an attempt to feel better. Unfortunately, these attempts only...
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11/04 2020
The 12 Steps of AA and NA

The 12 Steps of AA and NA

The Principles Behind Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous There are many approaches to addiction recovery and substance use disorder treatment, but the 12-step model has proven to be one of the most time-tested and effective. Before you start working the 12 steps,...
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10/21 2020
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab Alumni Spotlight

WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab Alumni Spotlight

Support After Addiction Treatment is Vital to Long Term Sobriety WhiteSands has helped over 10,000 individuals make a full recovery from their drug and alcohol addictions while providing continued support for patients through our Alumni programs. Many of our staff are recovering...
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09/30 2020
5 Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

5 Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Exercise in Recovery The idea that exercise is inherently beneficial for our overall well-being is not a foreign concept to anyone. There are numerous mental and emotional advantages to daily exercise beyond just the physical health benefits.  For people...
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09/25 2020
3 Mindfulness Exercises for Addiction Recovery

3 Mindfulness Exercises for Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a disease that affects the body, mind and spirit.  Anyone who has ever tried to stop drinking or abstain from using drugs cold turkey knows all too well the physical pain and discomfort that addiction causes. Any recovering addict can...
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09/14 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
10 Healthy Coping Skills For Addiction Recovery

10 Healthy Coping Skills For Addiction Recovery

Overcoming Addiction Through Emotional Development When you or someone you love is suffering from drug addiction, the road to recovery entails developing the proper coping skills to overcome adverse urges. There are no shortcuts on the path to addiction recovery, and long-term...
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08/26 2020