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Mixing Xanax and Alcohol Side Effects and Risks

Xanax and Alcohol

Misusing any substances like drugs or alcohol will eventually take a toll on the body, but mixing two depressants together like Xanax and alcohol can be especially dangerous. When these two substances are combined, it can result in serious health complications ranging from liver damage to an accidental overdose. Anyone who is struggling with an … Read more

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week in March

inhalants and poisons

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week is March 12 to 18, 2023 Can inhalants kill you? Yes, inhalants are known for causing a sudden death, commonly referred to as “sudden sniffing death syndrome.” Inhalants are substances that are rarely taken any other way than through breathing them in. The scary thing is that children as … 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

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

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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

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

halfway house recovery house

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

Overcoming Addiction Triggers – Tips for Recovery

addiction triggers

The most difficult part of overcoming addiction and addiction triggers is making the decision to seek help and quit using alcohol and drugs. The most effective way to overcome addiction is often the next hurdle that people struggling with the condition must face. Fortunately, evidence-based addiction treatment has made incredible advances in the last two … Read more

A Month of Awareness: National Recovery Month + Suicide Prevention Month

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September is National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month to create awareness about each of these important mental health issues that sometimes intersect. Let’s begin by giving you some framework on how to best think about addiction. Imagine a close friend or family member is diagnosed with heart disease. Then, despite the fact that … Read more

Life After Relapse and 7 Ways to Stay Sober

life after relapse

Facing the fallout of a relapse can feel devastating for a person in recovery from addiction, but it’s important to know that you haven’t failed and there is life after relapse. In truth, setbacks are a normal part of recovery and it’s certainly not a reason to throw away all of the hard work that … Read more