Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

Intervention

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Planning an Intervention for a Loved One

Many people are struggling with drug addiction. According to data from the World Health Organization, over 31 million people have drug use disorder worldwide. Even though addiction causes a lot of problems, the patients find it difficult to quit. This forces family and friends to assist them in undertaking treatment through intervention. However,

drugs-and-violence

Drugs And Violence: What To Do If An Addict Becomes Violent

Have you ever heard of the supervillain “Florida Man”? While not actually a villain, it’s a phenomenon where people in Florida, do illegal and sometimes violent things while on drugs. Humor aside, it’s not uncommon to see a link between drugs and violence. Some drugs are more likely than others

peer pressure

The Word “No” Is Your Best Friend In Recovery: Learn How to Say No to Peer Pressure

Did you know that thousands of people in the country die each year due to a drug overdose? After all, more than 70,200 Americans died due to overdosing from both illegal drugs and prescription opioids. This is a two-fold decrease within a span of a decade. If you’re in rehabilitation, you know

treatment centers

No More Excuses: A Guide to the Many Different Types of Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers

Did you know that substance abuse and illicit drug use cost the United States on average $740 billion each year? These costs result from: Lost work productivity Crime Health care What’s more, the total number of overdose deaths skyrocketed from 16,849 in 1999 to more than 70,237 in 2017. The sharpest

Parental Alcoholism

How Parental Alcoholism Affects the Family

It is estimated that approximately 15 million Americans suffer from an alcohol addiction of some kind. Of these 15 million, many are parents. Unfortunately, when a parent suffers from alcoholism, he or she is not the only one who suffers. His or her children suffer as well, and usually in a substantial way. Below,

addiction recovery

Running For Addiction Recovery: The Benefits of an Exercise Routine

If you’ve struggled with addiction, recovery is a tough path. So cutting yourself off from your harmful habits is an incredible accomplishment. However, once you’ve detoxed from drugs and alcohol and completed your rehabilitation program, you still have a long way to go. During addiction recovery, you’ll feel tempted to

abuse-and-addiction

The Connection Between Domestic Abuse and Addiction: How Toxic Relationships Lead to Addiction

Around 60% of people are willing to stay in unfulfilling and unsatisfying relationships. This willingness to stay in bad relationships results in abusive relationships forming. Abuse isn’t always physical, although, that is what we think of. Other types include psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial. Manipulation can hit several categories at once

Enabling

What Does Enabling an Addict Look Like?

It’s estimated that one out of seven people will face addictions in their lifetimes. Out of these, only ten percent of them will seek treatment for the addiction. The road to recovery is paved with failed good intentions. Are you helping your loved one with his addiction or enabling him to continue

Stages of Recovery

The Stages of Recovery and What to Expect

If you decide that your drug or alcohol abuse issue needs help, take a moment to celebrate because you’re on your way to the first few steps to recovery. When it comes to drug or alcohol abuse, the road to recovery is a long and hard process. This entails a

Addiction Triggers

How to Cope With Addiction Triggers During Recovery

I’m sure you’ve heard it before: once an addict, always an addict. What comes after addiction? Recovery. Recovery is a process that never ends, and it’s not easy, especially when you’re newly sober. So how can you cope with addiction triggers once you’re in recovery? Here are a few tips