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October 6, 2017

Sobriety is Not a Social Life Sentence

You already took brave steps as you chose to say goodbye to your addiction and embrace a new you. By living the sober lifestyle, that means drugs and alcohol are no longer your sources of fun. You might at first think now that you are sober, the party and the fun you had is over. Maybe what you used to consider as fun is over but that does not mean you will not enjoy the sober life just as much.

October 5, 2017

How People are Impacted by Dependence on Marijuana

The addictive potential of marijuana is relatively low even though THC produces physical dependence. Though it is a small per cent of people who develop dependence on marijuana, cannabis dependence is twice as prevalent as dependence on any other illicit psychoactive substance.

 

October 4, 2017

Learn About the Effects of Ketamine Abuse

Recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder causing inflammation and ongoing pain. In some cases people may need to have a cystectomy or bladder removal due to the damage. The University of York’s Department of Biology collaborated to do research on cystectomies following ketamine abuse. Find out what the result of this research suggest for individuals who abuse ketamine.

 

October 3, 2017

Alcohol rehab is not the end of the world. It may feel that way to the person who is heading off to recover from addiction because it is a brand new phase of life. There is a process to go through prior to rehab including assessment and diagnosis. Learning how to identify the markers of addiction to alcohol can help family members know the best course of action to support a loved one.

 

October 2, 2017

The short answer is no, a person who struggles with alcoholism cannot ever drink again. The long answer is, a person who drinks and has addiction will always struggle with cravings and triggers. Some people may try to justify having a drink socially, here and there, but there are some important reasons to re-consider drinking habits in recovery.

 

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

 It is not uncommon for people to know someone in the family or amongst friends who has struggled with addiction. Many people have a difficult time understanding addiction. Many different reasons exist why a person may experience depression but understanding how drug rehabilitation and depression go hand-in-hand can be helpful.

 

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.

 

September 26, 2017

Many different rehab programmes and treatment centres offer group therapy in addition to individual counselling for addiction treatment. While some may offer variation in treatment, group therapy has proven to be quite effective for many reasons. Group therapy is a safe space where people can come out of personal shells and feel free of judgement. Many other reasons exist to try group therapy as a key to success in recovery from addiction.

 

September 25, 2017

Mindfulness is the practice of awareness. In addiction treatment, the practice of mindfulness helps people pay attention to cravings and leads a person to realise which thoughts, emotion and body sensations make up cravings. Aside from cravings and impulse control, mindfulness therapy can also help in other aspects of addiction recovery.