Relapse doesn’t mean addiction treatment didn’t or can’t work. It’s a reminder of the chronic nature of addiction and a sign that you may need further treatment or aftercare support. You can help prevent relapse by knowing the warning signs, the common triggers, and how and why these challenges happen.
Knowing when it’s time for drug rehab can be tricky. After all, there isn’t an exact date or time marked on a calendar that tells us when our substance use has become a problem. Here are 5 major categories of behavior to help you determine if it’s time to seek treatment and start rehab.
While many 12-step meetings and peer support groups have moved online, you may still feel isolated and alone. Now, more than ever, you need to understand the risk of isolation during addiction recovery and how you can find resources to help.
More than 75% of Americans want to be in better shape. This isn’t surprising, but what is surprising is that many people continue to erase many of their gym gains by drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol damages the human body’s ability to recover and build muscle after cardio and muscle-building exercise.
Although addiction is a problem all around the world, America seems to have it the worst in many ways. There is a complex web of societal and economic reasons but experts cite several reasons that have to do with the opioid situation in this country.
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For someone who has battled addiction, talking to a family member or loved one about the addiction can be difficult and emotionally draining. This article will provide some points to keep in mind when explaining addiction to someone to a non-addict.
Getting a sponsor in AA is nearly synonymous with the 12-steps. What’s interesting, though, is that the 12 steps nor the Big Book mention sponsorship explicitly, even though both provide detailed instructions on nearly every other aspect of recovery. To help you out, here are five tips to help you find a sponsor in AA.
With the legalization of marijuana coming to fruition in another 2 states (Michigan and Illinois), 11 states plus Washington D.C. have now legalized adult use of marijuana. More and more states and their constituents are voting to legalize weed, in part because many argue that smoking herb is less addictive (and safer) than alcohol.
Ayahuasca is a strong psychoactive mixture that has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes of the Amazon rain forest. More recently, people all over the world have sought out the potent brew to spur healing from past traumas, addictions, depression, anxieties, and other mental health issues.