Monthly Archives: September 2021

The Benefits of Nature in Recovery

Experiencing nature can help you connect your inner being with your surroundings, yielding noticeable improvements to your overall health. Experiencing nature leads to positive physical benefits like lower blood pressure. It can also provide many mental health benefits like increased prosocial behaviors. Being outside in nature can help with addiction recovery as well. By understanding […]

Codependency Within the Family Unit

When a family member struggles with addiction, it is a natural response to want to help them. Well-intentioned as they may be, family members offering support can unknowingly create codependent relationships that ultimately hamstring the recovery journey of their loved one. Concerned family members may enable their loved one without realizing it, allowing for the […]

Understanding Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction has been ravaging the United States since its beginning in the early 20th century. However, heroin use and deaths have been rising dramatically since 2002. Thousands of Americans struggle with heroin addiction every year due to the drug’s availability, potency, and highly addictive nature. Considering the chemical makeup of the drug, how addiction […]

How to Prepare for Detox

The first step in addiction treatment is detoxification. You cannot enter treatment without it or expect to learn the tools you need to conquer addiction without undergoing this necessary process. However, detox can be intimidating for many, especially those that have never gone through it before. Luckily, there are ways that you can prepare for […]

How to Cope With Depression in Addiction Recovery

Depression is more than just having a bad day. It drains your energy, makes you feel inadequate, withholds feelings of pleasure, and drives you into isolation. Each of these symptoms can be challenging on its own without the added pressure of maintaining sobriety in recovery. However, there are ways to cope with depression while in […]

When Should I Consider Rehab?

Individuals that struggle with addiction often wonder if their situation is “bad enough” for treatment. They put off going to treatment because they believe they must wait to hit rock bottom to seek help. However, there is no definitive answer as to what rock bottom means, and early intervention is the best way to ensure […]

Why Is Detoxing Important in Addiction Recovery?

Deciding to seek treatment for addiction is a significant step forwards on the road to recovery. Detox is the first stage in your journey, and while it can be intimidating, it is absolutely crucial to your recovery. Without this initial step, you will not be able to make it through treatment successfully. By understanding the […]

The Five Senses and Your Mental Health

When thinking about mental health, consider your environment and its impact on your mental well-being. Many individuals try to make significant changes in their environments without breaking things down to the level of their core perceptions: the five senses. Your five senses help you experience your environment. Understanding how you can address each of them […]

Understanding PTSD and Addiction

Typically, a person suffering from addiction is likely to have a co-occurring disorder as well. There are often underlying conditions that may cause a person to use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism. One such disorder that often occurs alongside addiction is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be highly distressing for individuals that […]

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