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For medical professionals Articles for doctors, nurses, therapists and other health professionals who are interested in addiction and recovery. If you'd like us to address a particular issue please get in contact.

For medical professionals Articles for doctors, nurses, therapists and other health professionals who are interested in addiction and recovery. If you'd like us to address a particular issue please get in contact.

November 15, 2017

Blogging in Recovery

Blogging is a great way to express yourself and build up an audience. Think of blogging as journal writing for the whole world to see. There are many different types of blogs like personal ones where you write about your day to day experiences, genre blogs where you write about a single topic, and photo and vlogs where you express yourself with photos and videos instead of words. Blogs are a great tool to help those in recovery as you can write about your addiction recovery and inspire others to do the same.

November 13, 2017

Diabetes and Substance Abuse

Diabetes is when there is too much sugar in your blood and not enough insulin in the body to regulate it. It can be a very stressful disease in making sure you eat right and get enough activity. According to the Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation journal, 50%-60% of those with diabetes are alcoholics and have a poorer health when abusing substances. People with diabetes go to drugs and alcohol because of the everyday stress they go through but abusing substances can cause their diabetes to be even worse.

November 10, 2017

Treatment Programs Can Be Fun

Going to an in patient treatment facility is a successful solution to recovering from your addiction. It may seem like living at a treatment center can be intimidating since medical professionals and therapists will force you to get to the root of your addiction, make you relive your struggles with addiction as well as the people you may have hurt. Being a patient at a treatment facility should not be treated like being incarcerated.

November 6, 2017

Promising Trials of Ketamine

Ketamine is anaesthetic medication that was discovered in 1962. Those taking it end up in a trance-like state where they can experience memory loss, sedation, and pain relief. While this drug can be used for medical purposes, it is also been used illegally for recreational purposes. In the UK, according to an Independent article, it is estimated that 3% (two million people) suffer from depression and 158,000 people who have severe depression are resistant to treatment.

November 1, 2017

Principles of Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous is for those who are addicted to unhealthy sexual behaviors. Members feel powerless against their own thoughts and urges. Despite the many failed attempts to get better and fix their lives, it was hard for them to do it alone. In Sex Addicts Anonymous, men and women come together to learn about healthy sexual behaviors and how to abstain from addictive sexual behaviors.

October 30, 2017

Five Reasons Why Psychotherapy is a Trusted Treatment for Addiction

There is evidence that says that addiction can change the chemistry of the brain. If that is the case, wanting to stop is not enough to want to live a sober life. While going cold turkey or joining a detox program can help you, it is not always for the long term. That is where psychotherapy comes in which is the interaction between a trained professional and a patient with addiction.

October 11, 2017

The Benefits of Napping

Imagine having an entire weekend full of studying that needs to be done. You stress about the amount of material that you need to memorize and are worried it will take more than a weekend to complete. You plan on pulling an all-nighter by waking up early in the morning and studying until three in the morning with no breaks in between.

October 10, 2017

The Urinalysis Test

When certain parts of your body are in pain such as your back, frequent or painful urination, or blood found in your urine, the best thing to do is to take a urinalysis test. It is a set of screenings and tests to detect common diseases and diagnose conditions in the excretory system such as urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, liver, and diabetes. This is a test that can be done in doctor's offices, urgent-care facilities, laboratories, and hospitals.

September 29, 2017

Eating healthy can go a long way towards helping people on the road to addiction recovery. A common belief in addiction recovery is whether to indulge in drug or alcohol addiction. Evidence suggests eating healthy is one of the best ways to aid in sober living.

 

September 28, 2017

Stress management requires people to take focused inventory of internal and external factors impacting one’s life. There are warning signs of stress which are helpful to know so that a person can cope better with stress to avoid relapse in recovery.