Tips for Relapse Prevention
Recovering from an addiction or substance abuse is one of the most courageous things a person can do. It takes strength, determination, support, and a healthy dose of self-love to pull through and recover from the grips of addiction. After you have succeeded in stopping using drugs and alcohol, you can now wear your survivor […]
5 Celebrities Who Got Sober
When you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, it’s common to feel alone. But nothing could be further from the truth. Drug abuse and addiction span all demographics. While the media often helps convey a stigma of lower-class people struggling with the throes of addiction, the truth is that many celebrities are no […]
Nutrition in Relation to Substance Use Disorders
Those who suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs) often experience nutritional deficiencies due to the use of certain substances. Deficits in nutrition may be caused by both psychological and physiological aspects being impacted by the effects of various substances. Alyssa Salz, MS, RD, LD noted in her article Substance Abuse and Nutrition that for those […]
Running Towards Recovery
When anyone mentions running, most people might cringe, and while you don’t necessarily have to run, exercising is certainly something worth considering, when working towards recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). While it may not be the only method that works to overcome SUDs, when it is combined with other treatment methods, it has been […]
Benefits of Group Therapy
When thinking about the idea of group therapy, it may seem like a scary concept to some, and to others, it may not seem worthwhile. However, when battling substance use disorders (SUDs), it may actually be more helpful than you think. Often, those living life with SUDs don’t only have that singular problem, in fact, […]
As defined by Fay Dennis in her research, triggers are defined as anything that contributes to the onset of cravings for a substance. These can be anything from places, memories, people, situations, spaces, or physical objects. Triggers have been cited as the most pervasive facet of substance use disorders (SUDs). Research has found triggers to […]
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Everyone always says that it takes a village to raise a child, but in reality, it takes a village just to make it through life, no matter how old you are. There are so many instances where no one could make it through their life without the support of family, friends, significant others, neighbors, co-workers, […]
How Does Faith Play a Role in Recovery?
If you are someone who struggles with a substance abuse disorder (SUD), you might find yourself asking a lot of questions. How did I end up here? When did things go wrong? What happened to me? How do I stop this or What is my way out? There may be aspects of your situation that […]
Why Is Sharing Our Story Important?
Something that can be very difficult for people entering treatment for addiction is sharing our stories. In front of other people. Out loud. It is easy to see why it would be hard for us. We have just made the most difficult decision in our lives after what feels like a lifetime of self-combat, and […]
How Can I Explore Practicing Empathy?
Ultimately, addiction makes us very, very selfish. In fact, it’s not even selfishness so much as we become a slave to our substance addiction. Nothing else matters, and certainly, no one else matters. Even if we were well-balanced with our social skills prior to our substance use, when we are active in our addiction, we […]