The Myth of Rock Bottom in Addiction 

The Myth of Rock Bottom in Addiction

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “20.4 million adults in the United States had a substance use disorder in 2017.” that’s many people, all with different sober journeys. Yet, despite numerous unique stories, the myth of rock bottom prevails. This myth states that a person with an addiction must lose everything or be very sick to have any desire to be sober and succeed. In this blog, we explore where this idea came from and why it is damaging. 

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Why Do Recovering Addicts Sleep So Much? 

Why Do Recovering Addicts Sleep So Much?

Many notice that when someone with an addiction begins their recovery journey, they sleep a lot more than they would usually. Understanding why this is and how to be supportive, or practice self-care, is important for the person in recovery as well as their loved ones. In this blog, we will look at why recovering addicts sleep so much and how it can help them heal.  

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How to Talk to Children About Addiction

How to Talk to Children about Addiction

When a child is exposed to addiction from a young age, having a conversation about it becomes delicate but crucial. Determining if and when to discuss addiction and substances with your child is a decision best made by a guardian or a trusted therapist. In this blog, we will offer some tips on how to approach this sensitive topic and help your child cope with their reality.

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Pain Management and Avoiding Addiction

Pain Management and Avoiding Addiction

When you are experiencing chronic pain or acute pain, managing it to live a better quality of life is crucial. But this must be balanced very carefully if you have a history of addiction or are genetically predisposed to it. This blog looks at strategies you can use to avoid addiction while finding relief from injury and illness.

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Addiction in the Workplace: Finding Help and Keeping Your Career

Addiction in the Workplace: Finding Help and Keeping Your Career

Addiction doesn’t stop when someone goes to work; professionals have to deal with it all day, every day. This condition can be very lonely for anyone to fight, which is why understanding it and how you can find relief is so important. In this blog, we will look at addiction in the workplace, the challenges faced, and how you might overcome them. 

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The Importance of Support Groups for Addiction

The Importance of Support Groups for Addiction

When you find yourself deep in addiction, it’s important to not be alone–this is why support groups can play such a big role in recovery. Studies have shown that people who are involved in groups during recovery are more likely to remain sober. For example, 7-25% of people who go to support groups often achieve sobriety within a year, and 85% feel a marked difference in personal value. In this blog, we will look at why support groups are so important for addiction recovery and how you might use them in your everyday life. 

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Devastating Physical Health Effects of Addiction

Devastating Physical Health Effects of Addiction

Living with addiction is devastating for many reasons. But it can affect more than cravings or your relationships. Addiction can have some pretty serious physical health effects that both last long-term or are short-term. In this blog, we will discuss the long and short-term effects of addiction on your health and how this happens. 

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Relapse Prevention After Rehab in 5 Steps

Relapse Prevention After Rehab in 5 Steps

Rehab can be a massive help when trying to recover from addiction, but it’s how you take care of yourself after rehab that will make the most long-term difference. Relapse is a devastating reality for many addicts and one that should be planned for in all circumstances. In this blog, we will look at triggers, coping strategies, and more to help you stay clean after short or long-term rehab. 

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Coping After Relapse in 5 Steps 

Almost everyone will face relapse at some point in their journey toward sobriety. That’s why you must not think about it as a failure but as a simple setback that is to be expected. When you go into sobriety with that mindset, you are more likely to succeed as you will not get into the loop of lying and guilt. 

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The Future of Addiction Treatment 

The Future of Addiction Treatment

How we view and understand addiction is changing a lot. In the past, it was seen as something you simply had to power through; now, we understand it is more like a disease, and that’s just the beginning. The more we understand psychology and biology, the better treatment for addiction gets. Of course, the staples will always apply, like AA, rehab, therapy, and so forth, but even these things will change slightly to accommodate our understanding. 

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