Healing Qualities of Nature

Healing Qualities of Nature

Treatment for addiction encompasses healthy and fun activities that clients can engage in while they focus on sobriety. Underlying mental health conditions are a contributing factor to a person’s addiction. Outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, rock climbing, cliff diving,

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Getting Past the Stigma of Addiction

Getting Past the Stigma of Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate or affect only one particular demographic. Unfortunately, there is a stigma about addiction. The stigma is a false perception that people who struggle with addiction are homeless, lower class, and uneducated.

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Addiction is a behavior that a person continues to do even though it leads to harmful consequences. Addiction seizes the brain’s normal functions and changes the brain chemically and physiologically. This makes it extremely difficult to change the addictive behavior.

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Getting Treatment for Cocaine Use

Getting Treatment for Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is very addictive and harmful. Cocaine can be smoked, injected, or inhaled and affects the brain immediately. The brain rapidly releases dopamine, which causes pleasurable effects or a high and is associated with the

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Conquering Boredom: Staying Active in Recovery

Conquering Boredom: Staying Active in Recovery

Many people experience boredom at some point in their lives. Boredom can result from a person’s lack of interest in activities, work, or life. When a person is bored, he or she lacks motivation or interest in healthy activities and

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Teens and Substance Abuse

Teens and Substance Abuse

Teens try to fit in with others to be socially accepted and social media plays a huge role in how teens perceive other peers as well as themselves. Teens look for acceptance and getting a large number of “likes” or

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Alcohol and How it Affects Depression

Alcohol and How it Affects Depression

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Depression

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Cough Medicine: Addicted to DXM

Cough Medicine: Addicted to DXM

Cough medicine contains an active ingredient known as dextromethorphan (DXM) and is used as a cough suppressant. Cough medicine is legal and can be purchased over the counter by anyone in most states. DXM is used to relieve a cold-related

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Tips for Staying Sober at Social Events

Tips for Staying Sober at Social Events

Special events such as weddings, holidays, parties and other social events can be difficult for people who are in recovery. Many people associate these events with drinking alcohol. Attending these events can be very challenging, especially if you suffer from

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Heroin Addiction and Recovery

Heroin Addiction and Recovery

Heroin is an opiate that causes psychological, physical, and social implications and results in overdose and early death. Heroin is very addictive and extremely dangerous. After just one use, an individual can develop an addiction to heroin. This leads to

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