Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

We can look at all the things we go through as blessings because they got us to where we needed to be, or we can let our past demoralize us from regret.

Adderall Abuse

Adderall Abuse

The use of powerful prescription stimulants, Adderall abuse, has been rapidly rising across the nation. Adderall sales increased 3135.6% from 2002–2006.

Cravings: How to Manage

How to Handle Cravings

Cravings are an unavoidable part of entering into sobriety. Here are three easy to use ideas to help cope with cravings along with 20 ways to overcome them.

avoiding triggers at holiday dinners is a good reason to go to rehab for the holidays

Three Reasons to Spend the Holiday in Rehab

You might be looking ahead and thinking, “this year I get my life back”. Why wait? Here are three reasons spending the holiday in rehab is your best option.

Triggers and Cravings

Triggers and Cravings Triggers and cravings can be one of the most difficult aspects of recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse. A trigger is anything that brings back painful thoughts, feelings, or memories having to do with your addiction. This could be your drug of choice, a location you frequented or even a person you… View more

Understanding Drug Relapse in Addiction

Drug Relapse in Addiction Relapse, in the context of drug use, involves the recurrence of pathological drug use after a period of abstinence. There are various types of substances that may cause addiction or dependence, such as depressants, stimulants, or nicotine. Relapse is now often viewed as the rule rather than the exception in addiction… View more

Women and Addiction

About Women and Addiction The approach used to treating addiction is different for each individual. This same idea applies to the treatment approach used for men and women. Until the 1990’s the majority of addiction studies focused on men. It wasn’t until women were required to be added to the studies that significant differences were… View more

Addiction Recovery and the Holidays

Addiction Recovery and the Holidays There is no doubt that the holidays present recovering addicts and their families with a number of challenges. The holiday season can be full of stress and everyone could use a little extra support during this time. Those in active recovery are faced with challenges when it comes to temptation… View more

Tips for a Happy and Sober Holiday Season

Tips for Having a Happy and Sober Holiday Season The holidays can be a challenging time for those in recovery. Between holiday parties and gatherings with family and friends, you could find yourself in a few uncomfortable situations when it comes to alcohol and other substances. Not to mention the added stress that can creep… View more

Making Sobriety Top Priority Following Election

Making Sobriety Top Priority Following Election As one of the most turbulent presidential elections in history comes to an end, countless Americans are finding themselves overwhelmed with anxiety, terror, panic, and anger. While some find themselves relieved that the dramatic election is finally over, there are millions of people struggling with the aftereffects of this… View more