Why Mindfulness is Important in Addiction Recovery

Why Mindfulness is Important in Addiction Recovery

Holistic addiction treatment encompasses the mind, body, and soul. The focus on mindfulness encourages patients to fully engage in treatment and be in the right mindset. Mindfulness is being present, aware, and participating consciously in your experiences as they happen.

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Social Drinking and Alcohol Dependency

Social Drinking and Alcohol Dependency

Social drinking is a term used for people who occasionally like to drink alcohol. People describe a social drinker as a person who usually drinks with other people at social gatherings or during special events or activities. Social drinking puts

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Is Vaping Harmful for my Teen?

Is Vaping Harmful for my Teen?

The growing popularity of vaping is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vaping is the act of inhaling vapors from a device that contains a flavored liquid, which was considered safer than using tobacco products due to its

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10 Ways to Cope in Early Recovery

10 Ways to Cope in Early Recovery

Drugs and alcohol conceal feelings, emotions, and symptoms of mental illness. People often turn to drugs or alcohol to relieve stress, anxiety, or depression. After using drugs or alcohol for a long time, the brain becomes dependent on the substance

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6 Ways Alcohol Impairs Driving

6 Ways Alcohol Impairs Driving

Alcohol consumption affects every individual in various ways. When it comes to how much is too much, each person is impacted differently. The effects alcohol has on a person depends on his or her physical and mental conditions, and how

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Sexual Addiction

Sexual Addiction

Addiction comes in many forms. From drugs and alcohol to gambling and shopping, addictive behavior impacts all aspects of a person’s life. Sexual addiction is a condition that an individual experiences when he or she cannot control their sexual behavior,

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Getting Help for Trauma-Related Disorders

Getting Help for Trauma-Related Disorders

“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).” Many

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Can Substance Abuse Cause Mental Illness?

Can Substance Abuse Cause Mental Illness?

Many people use drugs or alcohol as an escape from reality or a way to cope. Drugs and alcohol can heighten symptoms of mental illness. Certain drugs cause paranoia, depression, and anxiety. When a person uses drugs or alcohol regularly,

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How do I Tell Loved Ones about My Addiction?

How do I Tell Loved Ones about My Addiction?

Acknowledging you have a problem with drugs or alcohol can be extremely difficult, but it is the first step to recovery. Telling your loved ones that you have an addiction and need help can be even harder. Addiction has a

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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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