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Signs of Substance Abuse Relapse

Relapse is a normal part of recovery that affects up to 60% of people who seek treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Learn how to recognize the signs of this common setback so you can help your loved one get back on the road to recovery.

Nov 15th, 2021
How to Choose the Right Recovery Treatment

It can be hard to admit that you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, but it’s also the first step toward recovery. The second step? Deciding it’s time to seek treatment. Here’s how to find a program that meets you right where you are.

Oct 14th, 2021
How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Addiction

If your loved one struggles with addiction, you may find yourself in the delicate position of wanting to help but not knowing where to begin. Here’s how expressing your concern and support can help them open the door to recovery.

Sep 16th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Medical Treatment for Substance Abuse

While there are many reasons people don’t seek help when they’re struggling with addiction, pervasive misconceptions about rehab and recovery often play a role in keeping people away from the treatment they need. Here’s what you should know.

Aug 17th, 2021
Understanding Your Options for Mental Health Treatment

Mental illness can be an impetus or an enabler to addiction (and vice versa). The only way to effectively treat either one is through an integrated approach that addresses both problems simultaneously. Here’s what you should know.

Jul 25th, 2021
What is Social Detoxing?

Supervised detox safely purges drugs and alcohol from your system and sets you on the road to recovery. Find out how social detox uses around-the-clock care, counseling, and therapy — not medication — to manage your withdrawal symptoms.

Jun 30th, 2021
Five Ways to Stay Sober

Getting sober is a momentous achievement; staying sober takes ongoing dedication and perseverance. Learn how to minimize your risk of relapse, stay the course in your recovery, and maintain lasting sobriety.

May 27th, 2021
How to Help a Loved One Get Addiction Treatment

Someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol and their addiction’s causing chaos in their life. And in yours, too. You know they need help, but what should your next steps be? And how will you pay for them?

Apr 20th, 2021
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Addiction

When heroin went from legal to requiring a doctor's prescription in 1914, desperate users began scavenging junk metal to support their habit - and the term "junkies" was born.

Jun 16th, 2017
Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress

Article via Psychology Today Everyone gets stressed sometimes. Dealing with disappointments or unforeseen difficulties is a natural part of life that we handle by developing coping mechanisms, like calling a friend after a bad day at work...

Aug 22nd, 2016
10 Tips to Stay Mentally Healthy

Article via Better Healt Channel  Enjoying mental health means having a sense of well-being, being able to function during everyday life and feeling confident to rise to a challenge when the opportunity arises.

Jun 21st, 2016
Change Your Posture to Change Your Mood

Article Via Addiction.com When you think about managing mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, posture probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But more and more research is showing that how you hold and position your body...

Jun 2nd, 2016
Do I Have a Problem With Alcohol?

Article via Psychology Today and was written by Amanda MacMillan People often think that you can either handle alcohol or you're an alcoholic. But that kind of black-and-white view of our complicated relationship with alcohol is false.

May 4th, 2016
How to Avoid Getting Stuck in the Revolving Door of Rehab

Article Via Addiction.com Treating addiction is never straightforward and there is neither a cure nor a single treatment that works best for everyone. Some people seeking treatment for addiction end up stuck in a revolving door of going to rehab...

Mar 27th, 2016
Extreme Kayak Compilation

This extreme kayak compilation shows not only successful runs but also not unsuccessful ones. These athletes face life or death in many of these situations. It has to be a quite a mental feat to nail some of these amazing runs.

Nov 9th, 2015