Brigitte July 24, 2017 No Comments

Four Famous Women in Recovery Who Overcame an Eating Disorder

Anyone can have an eating disorder. Right now, about 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, including celebrities. The pressure put on famous people to always look their best has pushed quite a few of them to develop eating disorders in a misguided attempt to “gain control” over their bodies. […]

Brigitte July 20, 2017 No Comments

The Benefits of Sober Living after Rehab

There are many steps you can take after rehab to ensure that your recovery has every chance of success. It is called having a long-term care plan so that you don’t just go back to the real world and have to deal with everything by yourself at once when you have completed your rehab program. […]

Brigitte July 17, 2017 No Comments

Sharing Medication is a Huge Problem; Here’s Why

It is no secret that America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. At the root of the problem is pharmaceuticals and people who are being prescribed medications and aren’t aware of the risks. It goes well beyond opioids too, with benzos, sleeping medicines, and even ADD and ADHD medication is a problem. The […]

Brigitte July 14, 2017 No Comments

What to Expect From Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy is something that no one ever wishes to go through. Unfortunately, many people go through various traumatic situations that affect them deeply. Often, trauma leads to addiction to drugs or alcohol, which is why addressing trauma is an integral part of addiction treatment. The idea of facing trauma head on may scare you, […]

Brigitte July 11, 2017 No Comments

The Link Between Domestic Abuse and Addiction

Addiction to drugs and alcohol changes a person. That person may be you, or it may be a family member or someone you live with. It can cause people to act violently and out of character. It’s no surprise that there is a clear link between domestic abuse and addiction. The fact is that no […]

Brigitte July 6, 2017 No Comments

Getting Through an Emotional Situation During Addiction Recovery

Let’s face it. Life can through some hurdles at you that no one can prepare for no matter what. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop for those of you in recovery, and that means the good, the bad, the sad, and the ugly. Life is tough, and as a person in addiction recovery, you are fragile. It […]

Brigitte July 3, 2017 No Comments

Can You Take Medicine in Recovery?

It is an unfortunate fact that many people are addicted to prescription medication of all kinds. The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for a large number of overdoses and deaths. For example, prescriptions opioids like Vicodin and Oxycontin are extremely addictive and can be a huge issue in and of themselves. They are in the same […]

Brigitte June 28, 2017 No Comments

The Benefits of Quitting Drinking

Drinking is widely accepted in our society. It is a part of almost any celebration, it is a way for people to get together, it is a way to socialize with coworkers, find new love interests, and watch your favorite sports game. For many people, alcohol never becomes an issue. For others, alcoholism can develop, […]

Brigitte June 26, 2017 No Comments

Self Medicating with Drugs, Alcohol, or Food

As human beings, many of us turn to various substances to fill emotional voids. It can be a number of things, including drugs, alcohol, and food. No matter what the substance is, the practice of over-doing something to numb out an emotional issue is called self-medicating. It usually occurs as a result of an untreated […]

Brigitte June 22, 2017 No Comments

Taking Care of Your Health in Recovery

As someone recovering from drug and/or alcohol abuse, your body is in serious need of some TLC. Making health in recovery a priority is essential. Not only does your body need it, but it is also an essential component to help keep you happy, healthy, and sober. It is proven that adopting healthy habits in […]