What is the Burden of Disease?

Substance abuse over a long period of time takes its toll not only on a person’s mental health and the way that they function in life but also on their physical health. Many people have so damaged their bodies from repeated abuse of alcohol or drugs that they end up with chronic physical diseases that… Continue reading What is the Burden of Disease?

Tiger Woods Journey to Redemption

One of history’s golfing greats recently made an impressive comeback as Tiger Woods won the Masters tournament. The athlete had been struggling in his personal and professional life for the past 11 years and finally won the fabled green jacket that he hadn’t worn since 2005. It was a surprising but triumphant win after his… Continue reading Tiger Woods Journey to Redemption

What is the Next Best Thing in Addiction Recovery

One problem that many people experience when they are recovering from an addiction is the desire to find substitutes for their former habit. Once they are able to abstain from the specific drug that they are addicted to, they may subconsciously always be looking for the next best things in addiction recovery that will give… Continue reading What is the Next Best Thing in Addiction Recovery

Your Life Changes in Recovery, but Does Your Personality?

Although quitting an addiction and setting on a path towards Recovery is a massive change for anyone to go through, it does not always change the way a person acts and behaves in other ways. Simply giving up alcohol can transform your health in many ways but people can often become trapped in the same… Continue reading Your Life Changes in Recovery, but Does Your Personality?

Demi Lovato’s Rocky Recovery Journey

Pop singer and American Idol Judge, Demi Lovato’s recovery has always been open and vulnerable with the public about her struggles with addiction. The star has been in an out of recovery over the course of several years but recently she was rushed to the hospital for an apparent overdose. She was forced to cancel… Continue reading Demi Lovato’s Rocky Recovery Journey

Professional Functioning Addict

The stereotype of an addict is often of someone who can’t hold a job or whose life seems to be in shambles. The reality is that there are many addicts who can be considered “high functioning addict” meaning that they perform well at work and can handle many aspects of their lives fairly well in… Continue reading Professional Functioning Addict

10 Books About Addiction

One of the most powerful things you can do when recovering from an addiction is to educate yourself about it in every way possible by reading books about addiction. Learning about addiction, its causes, symptoms and solutions to sobriety can help you feel more prepared for recovery. Whether you are looking into addiction recovery, are… Continue reading 10 Books About Addiction

Going to Rehab with Your Partner

Addiction can take its tolls on romantic relationships and often marriages fall apart when one person or both are struggling with substance abuse. However, rehab with your partner can be a great growing experience that can shape a relationship for the better. There are even plenty of couples rehab programs catered specifically toward rehab with… Continue reading Going to Rehab with Your Partner

Addiction is Not a Moral Failure

As addiction to drugs like opioids is quickly becoming one of the most serious health epidemics our country has ever faced, it is important for people to change the way that they think about addiction. Substance abuse of all kinds claims people’s lives and opioid abuse has led to staggering rates of fatal overdoses in… Continue reading Addiction is Not a Moral Failure

How Nutrition and Exercise are helpful in drug addiction recovery?

People suffering from alcohol or drug addiction may not realize how important their diet can be especially in the early stages of recovery. The people struggling with addiction are used to abusing their bodies. They also have fallen into an unhealthy lifestyle based around their addiction of choice.While there is a lot of emotional work… Continue reading How Nutrition and Exercise are helpful in drug addiction recovery?