Category Archives: recovery

Concept for drug addiction and despair

Know What to Expect During the Detoxification Process

Are you taking steps to overcome your addiction? Most recovering substance abusers claim that overcoming an addiction is no easy feat. There are many things present during the recovery process enticing each individual to use their chosen substance again. The side effects of withdrawal, the strict routines, and the lengthy

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Tempting Tinctures: 7 Worst Prescription Drugs for Recovering Addicts

When you’re a former drug addict, it’s crucial you don’t get back into your addiction. But there are times when you need medicine. Unfortunately, the medicine doctors prescribe isn’t always beneficial. 15 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription drugs. This number is higher than any drug abuse number, including extremely

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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

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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

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

Abuse and Addiction

11 Foods to Add to Your Diet for Detox

In the USA, overdoses are the top cause of injury-related deaths. If you’re cleaning up your act and on a drug detox, you’re clearly taking the right steps in saving your own life. During what is likely to be one of the hardest yet most rewarding periods of your life, you need

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

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How to Stay Sober at the Bar with Friends

It’s Saturday night, all of your friends have invited you to the bar. You love hanging out with your friends like anyone else so you want to go but you’re also a recovering alcoholic who doesn’t want to hang out around the booze. Just because you want to stay away