Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

It helps to have an ally when you are recovering from addiction, but if relationships with your family are strained it can feel like there is nowhere to turn. Addiction is too big of a problem for you to handle on your own, but if you cannot count on your family’s support there are plenty […]

Reviewing DBT

Reviewing DBT

Before you decide where to attend rehab you should research the types of therapy used to treat addiction. After learning about the different therapeutic approaches used to treat addiction you will have a better understanding of what causes addiction and how therapy aims to resolve it. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is one approach commonly used to […]

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

Joining a support group is a positive step in addiction recovery, but in order to get the most out of it you need to be active and make new relationships. If you do not take part in discussions or participate in the group you will be missing out on what a support group has to […]

How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

Long term use of benzodiazepines has long been linked to brain damage, but it was not until recently that more about their effects became known. Drugs such as Xanax and Valium are prescribed by doctors for anything ranging from panic attacks to fear of flying. While an occasional dose as needed will not cause significant […]

Physical Activity, Staying Busy, and Living Sober

Physical Activity, Staying Busy, and Living Sober

Recovering addicts often face triggers that can put them at risk for relapse, but one of the most vulnerable times for renewed drug abuse is when someone is bored. When bored, the mind starts wandering, so if you do not find something constructive to do, then it is easy to start thinking about substance abuse […]

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

When you are in recovery,your diet may shift toward sugary snacks and fatty foods. The problem is that an unhealthy diet leads to less energy. The mindset that comes with a poor diet can be harmful to your recovery. What you eat is important to your overall health. This is amplified when you are in […]

How to Process Feelings of Betrayal

How to Process Feelings of Betrayal

Learning that a loved one suffers from addiction puts you through an array of emotions from shock and sadness to anger and bitterness. It is easy to place blame on the user for his addiction, but if you allow negative emotions to dominate, you will make it harder for your loved one to get help. […]

How Stress Management Can Aid Rehab

How Stress Management Can Aid Rehab

People turn to LSD for a variety of reasons. In some cases,LSD is an unhealthy way to manage stress. When an individual takes LSD, life may seem to feel better. The truth is LSD does not help you solve your issues.LSD is really a distraction from reality.When you become sober, problems both new and old […]

Four Ways to Identify Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Yourself

Four Ways to Identify Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Yourself

Are you extremely worried about everything in your life, even if there is little or no reason to be concerned? Do you find yourself anxious about just getting through the day? Are you afraid that everything will always go badly? If so, you may have an anxiety disorder called “generalized anxiety disorder” (or GAD).1 Everyone […]

Finding Support in Mental Health Recovery

Finding Support in Mental Health Recovery

Suffering from a mental illness can make you feel isolated, alone and helpless. If you do not know where to turn for support, then the burden of a mental illness can be too much to handle. Fortunately, there are countless ways to get the support you need to recover from your mental problem. You may […]