It started one Friday night with friends, having fun and cutting loose. Over time, the fun turns to a feeling of hopelessness, as you become devoted to feeding your addiction. Making the decision to enter treatment for addiction is an incredibly courageous and life-altering choice. It’s a momentous step on the path to recovery, one […]
Drinking alcohol is widely accepted in society today. It is often a big part of holiday gatherings and celebrations. Over the last 40 years, scientists have begun to study the effects of alcohol on the brain and overall health. This knowledge is slowly becoming more accepted within our society and behavioral changes can be seen
What You Keed to know About the Current Illicit Drug Trends and Treatment Options for Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Recovery in 2023
There is a wide variety of substances and patterns of abuse, but in 2023, opioid abuse and overdose rates are on the rise and require the nation’s attention. The opioid overdose rates are largely due to synthetic opioid fentanyl and Polysubstance abuse. Though painkiller alternatives are being developed, the need to address the underlying issues
Drinking is socially acceptable and readily available; it is everywhere and the first thing you’re offered when greeted by the absolute best party host. If it is a problem, alcohol’s accessibility makes abstinence a challenge. Approximately 6.2% of Americans aged 18 years old and older meet the clinical criteria for alcohol use disorder. When most
The holidays are ripe with stress and unrealistic expectations; it’s important to protect yourself from relapse during the holiday when the alcohol, excitement, and emotions flow more readily than usual. Those that have been in recovery from substance use disorder for a while, you’ve experienced the joy and inner freedom of being clean and sober.
Once alcohol enters your system, there are immediate physiological changes in your organs including the brain, heart, and liver which can lead to long-term health complications. Here are some little and well-known facts about your favorite cocktails, liquors, beers, and wines. The alcohol we consume in our beverages is ethanol, the only form of alcohol you can drink
Mental Health affects both men and women however its prevalence is lower in men than women. Though men are less likely to suffer from mental illness, they are less likely to seek help, and more likely to die from suicide. Whether a man or woman, our mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Knowing
Knowing these critical facts about drugs and alcohol could be a game-changer Alcohol consumption has both physical and emotional drawbacks to the body. Once alcohol enters your system, there are immediate physiological changes among your organs including the brain, heart, and liver which can lead to long-term health complications. Here are some little and well-known
Understanding suicide, the warning signs, and how to create a safety plan to help yourself or support others
Is it you who suffers from suicidal thoughts and feelings, or is it someone you know who does? If you’ve never suffered from suicidal thoughts, you may find it difficult to understand. Know this, suicidal thoughts or ideations can’t be willed, bargained, or pleaded away, and they are not used to manipulate or get attention.
How to be aware of and Create an Action Plan to Successfully Navigate Your Relapse Risk of People, Places, and Things
You will probably experience relapse triggers which are usually comprised of people, places, and things. Relapse triggers hide in social, environmental, and emotional situations that remind you of your substance use and they awaken urges and cravings to use. These cravings are closely related to your triggers and can make resisting the urge to use