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5 Creative Activities that May Prevent a Relapse

When you begin to create art based on your feelings, you may find that the areas in your life that weighed heavily on you don’t have as much power anymore. You might even discover a new passion to bring with you on the path towards sobriety.

Could Virtual Reality be a Future Addiction Treatment?

The future is here! Virtual reality technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. It has revolutionized the way we play video games, treat diseases, predict weather, and design technology.

Twenty-One and Above

In the United States, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy, possess, or consume alcohol. What you might not realize is that the US is one of only fourteen countries in the world where the legal age limit for drinking or purchasing alcohol is 21.

The Top 10 Most Dangerous Alcoholic Drinks

Booze. Hooch. Giggle water. Lunatic soup. Oh be joyful. Road soda. John Barleycorn. Alcohol has been a part of human culture since farming was invented—perhaps even before. Since then, the way we drink has evolved.

Hand in Hand: Four Mental Illnesses which Make Addictions Worse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, reports that 8.9 million American adults have a co-occurring disorder: a mental illness which occurs alongside an addiction.

Co-Dependency is as damaging as Addiction

The journey to sobriety for addicted loved ones is as important as the journey to recovery of those who have become their co-dependents. Co-dependency is an extreme emotional or psychological reliance on a loved one who requires more attention due to illness or addiction.

Why Did I Get Addicted?

The US government estimates that 23.5 million Americans age 12 and over is addicted to some type of drug. Every day new waves of people pick up cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs for the first time and get themselves hooked.

10 Actors Who Battled Addiction You Won’t Believe Won Oscars

Not only is immense pressure a driving force behind addiction in actors, a dangerous combination of excess in money, limelight, freedom, extravagance, and codependency on the part of those surrounding the star also facilitates substance abuse.

Top 10 Reasons Why You've Relapsed

You completed a stay at a rehab center and reentered society as a sober human being. But despite your best efforts, the worst happened: you relapsed. Why and how did this happen? Does it mean that your recovery has failed? Is it worth trying again?

Eighteen and Shoeless

Emily started drinking when she was 14 years old. Alcohol remained her drug of choice throughout he...

The Dos and Don'ts of Dating an Addict

TO DO OR DON’T? THAT IS THE QUESTIONfor Dating Someone who is Abusing Drugs or AlcoholNo one can e...

Experts’ POV: Is Drug War the Solution or There Are Other Options?

The Drug War has lasted for decades and accomplished little. Thousands of individuals get hooked on ...

Can Art Help You Through Recovery?

When you’ve started your journey toward recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, it can feel like the dust built up until it feels like you’re buried underneath an entire mountain of the stuff.

Where Drugs Come From

Modern-day American news networks buzz with tales of police officers seizing shipments of drugs coming up from countries like Mexico. Less often, we hear news stories about terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and ISIS funding their campaigns with vast poppy fields in the remote mountains of Afghanistan.

5 Ways Cats Can Cure Depression

Cats are known to be incredibly independent creatures. But they also make excellent companions and offer superb therapy on many levels. Various studies have proven that a pet can actually help reduce stress and even lower blood pressure.

How Recovery Month Heightens Living Life

September is Recovery Month—dedicated to everyone whose life has been affected by addiction and/or mental disorders. It isn't a holiday, per se, but people who are recovering from severe addiction problems still have lots to celebrate.

Common Excuse Preventing your Recovery

Sometimes excuses is what hindering an individual to be in recovery. Identifying these excuses will help you through the entire recovery process.

7 Behaviors of Highly Addicted People

Every alcohol addict is unique, but they have common observable traits that they tend to share. Being observant of the symptoms and behaviors of an addiction can be helpful because it makes it more likely to identify individuals who may have an addiction.

7 Reasons Why You Should Go to Rehab

Statistically, the vast majority of drugs addicts and alcoholics do not own up to their need for treatment for their drug abuse problems. Most individuals grappling with drug and alcohol abuses are typically oblivious to the cruelty of the disease of addiction, and how strong the hold over them can be. Rehab is generally not the well-known as vacation destination, and some people may be frightened of what it will be like, or deny that their issue is in any way serious enough to seek treatment, but it is vital for anyone suffering from addiction to seek out rehab.

What You Should NOT Believe about Addiction Treatment Centers?

One of the most interesting topics for discussion when it comes to addiction matters is the effectiveness of Addiction Treatment Centers, and the need to find one. Some people feel that treatment is unnecessary, while others believe that addicts cannot completely recover without treatment. To give everyone a chance to obtain significant facts regarding the subject, take time to read what you should not believe about Addiction Treatment Centers.

Find Healthy Ways to Enjoy Your Stay in Recovery

Addiction treatment has a reputation for being tough, demanding…and boring. It’s that reputation that keeps most patients from seeking professional help and entering a rehab center. While this may have been true in the past, nowadays there are various ways to turn a dull recovery into something that is fun, exciting, and fulfilling without jeopardizing the treatment.

Remarkable 1st Step towards Recovery

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This saying also applies to dealing with addiction issues. By starting with the 1st step, an addict aspiring to recover from drug abuse can experience a more meaningful life and progress through the road of recovery. Everything is a matter of making a change and holding firmly to that decision. Just don’t be afraid to take the sublime 1st step.

Recovery Goals: Your Sober Destination Guide

Setting goals means identifying the things that you want to achieve in life, whether small or big, short or long-term goals. In recovery, goal-setting can be an essential tool that gives you something to work toward, a valuable objective for your life. It serves as a guide that helps you stay on the right track toward recovery, especially during tough times.

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