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Effects of Alcohol on the Body and Brain

effects of alcohol on the body

Even though alcohol consumption is widely accepted in society, there are many negative side effects of alcohol on the body and brain. Whether it’s a glass (or two) of wine in the evening or simply a few beers after work, it is normal for many people to regularly drink alcohol despite the health risks. According … Read more

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

Fear of getting fired at work is a common concern for people considering addiction treatment, so it’s important to understand how to go to rehab and keep your job. Just because a person struggles with addiction, it doesn’t mean that he or she is not part of the workforce. The fact is, one in 10 … Read more

Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

For anyone seeking treatment for addiction and mental health issues, it can be difficult and confusing to understand some of the terminologies. One of the most frequently used terms is “Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction,” but what does that really mean? What is Evidence Based Treatment? Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT), is based on the principles of evidence-based … Read more

What is Addiction Recovery? Discover the True Meaning

what is addiction

When someone heals from an addiction it is called “recovery,” but what does the word “recovery” really mean and what is addiction? In one instance, it means you regain possession something that you’ve lost and “that something” must have been there all along, because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to find it again. Another meaning … Read more

Drinking and Driving and Alcohol Use Disorder

drinking and driving

The life and safety of a loved one can be a constant fear for many family members and we often feel powerless to help them. This is especially true if a loved one is repeatedly drinking and driving while using alcohol or drugs. Certain holidays are a notoriously dangerous time for those with a problem … Read more

Importance of a Calm Mind for Addiction Recovery

calm mind

Learning how to tame chaotic thoughts and cultivate the peaceful nature of a calm mind is an important step to a successful addiction recovery. An important goal of treatment is to identify and treat the root causes of addiction. Even though each person is different, one of the most common obstacles many people must overcome … Read more

Addiction and Depression – Similar Disorders But Fundamentally Different

addiction depression

Addiction and depression, it’s much like the age-old question of the chicken and the egg. Which came first? The depression? Or the substance abuse? Depression and addiction is a common dual diagnosis as the two disorders tend to play off one another. Those who are depressed turn to substances to numb what they are feeling, while … Read more

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in December

national impaired driving prevention month

December is recognized as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. During the holiday month, it’s an important time to remind people of the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and other mind-altering substances. It’s natural for many people to partake in the partying and festivities of the holidays while consuming alcohol … Read more

What is the Difference Between a Halfway House and Recovery House?

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Confused about the difference between the terms “halfway house” and “recovery house?” You’re not alone. People commonly refer to Recovery Houses as Halfway Houses, making matters more baffling. To complicate things, the term halfway house has come to mean different things in each state. Thankfully, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) has come to … Read more

7 Meaningful Ways to Enjoy Sober Holidays [Expert Guide]

sober holidays

Stress runs rampant between Thanksgiving and Christmas, making it an especially difficult period of time for those struggling with mental health and substance use issues. That’s why we wanted to share this expert guide on 7 ways to enjoy Sober Holidays. Harvard describes holiday stress as “an acute reaction to an immediate threat” where “the … Read more