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celebrate and stay safe in 2020

COVID-19 Thanksgiving Ideas: How to Celebrate and Stay Safe in 2020

As with many other plans that have been made and changed this year, your Thanksgiving holiday plans are probably also changing. In fact, according to most health experts, you should adjust your traditional holiday gatherings to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. Try some of these COVID-19 Thanksgiving...

a searching, fearless, moral inventory

Step 4: How to (Really) Make a Searching, Fearless Moral Inventory

Working through the 12-step program is part of a holistic healing journey. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, the 12 steps are designed to guide you through your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, to lasting sobriety. Step 4 of the 12-step program is to make a searching, fearless moral...

Adderall withdrawal and detox

Adderall Withdrawal and Detox | Vyvanse, Ritalin, Concerta

For people experiencing the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medications can help with the inability to concentrate or sit still, as well as with impulsive actions and excessive talking. However, these drugs can become addictive. Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin, and Concerta have all proven effective in treating ADHD....

mental health and addiction

You Are Not Alone | Mental Health and Addiction

Mental health issues and addiction to drugs or alcohol are often intertwined. Treatment for mental health and addiction must address both to be truly effective. If you are one of the many people in this country experiencing mental illness or substance use disorders, know that you are not alone...

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What are the Symptoms of Relapse? | National Recovery Month

In recovery, it is not unusual to be tempted by cravings or triggers that could potentially cause a relapse. Understanding the signs and symptoms of relapse can help you better prepare for these temptations so you can stay on track with your recovery. During National Recovery Month, it is...

addiction and suicide risk

The Link Between Addiction and Suicide Risk

September has been designated as National Suicide Prevention Month. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. Although we focus on suicide prevention throughout the year, we take this opportunity in September to look at the link between addiction and suicide risk. It is particularly important to understand the causes...

does trauma cause addiction

Does Trauma Cause Addiction?

An individual who has experienced a traumatic event may face emotional and mental issues afterward. They may have difficulty expressing their fears or anxiety related to the event. Extended negative circumstances can also create a sense of trauma within an individual. People who have experienced trauma may turn to...

detox from alcohol

How Do You Detox from Alcohol?

Are you ready to move on from your alcohol dependency? The decision to get clean is an important first step. Now you probably have a lot of questions. Alcohol use disorder has affected virtually all aspects of your life and addressing your need to get sober is a significant...

coping with emotions in early sobriety

Your Guide to Coping with Emotions in Early Sobriety

When you have freed your system of toxic substances and are working on kicking your addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may think you are supposed to be happy. Instead, you probably have a wide range of emotions running through you that are a bit confusing and challenging. Your...

intensive healing workshops supercharge your recovery

How Intensive Healing Workshops Supercharge Your Recovery

When you are seeking help for your addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may be concerned about the time you’ll have to spend in the program and about the effectiveness of the treatment. Intensive healing workshops can supercharge your recovery, as they compile years of therapy into a much...

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