Picking a Good AA Sponsor
After going through detox for a substance use disorder, it is prudent to seek continued treatment to ensure that every step is taken to avoid relapse. For many people, this involves going to support group meetings alongside other people who have been in their shoes before and are continuing to fight to maintain their recovery. […]
What Are The Stages of Addiction?
Addiction can sneak up on people because it often occurs gradually, and they might not even be aware of it happening. There are five main stages of addiction: when an individual begins trying a substance for the first time, begins to use it regularly, begins to use it in a dangerous or risky way, becomes […]
How Can Health Related Fitness Help Me Maintain Sobriety?
Once an individual has gone through detox for a substance use disorder, they may be looking for continued treatment methods. Continuing treatment will likely include a rehabilitation program, a support group, or therapy. Besides these critical steps, there are also additional practices that they can work into their day-to-day life to help maintain their sobriety. […]
What Are Whippets?
Whippet is a street name for a type of inhalant drug. It comes in a steel container filled with nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas,” a colorless, odorless substance often utilized for dental procedures. The steel cartridges are also used in whipped cream dispensers. While these cartridges are perfectly legal, nitrous oxide can be […]
Tips To Be Motivated After The First Year of Recovery
Some people will find that they start to deal with some challenges when they get to the one-year point of recovery. Perhaps, they are losing motivation or have stopped attending regular counseling appointments or support group meetings. They may even be tempted to relapse. Staying motivated in long-term sobriety can be difficult, especially when motivation […]
How Long Does Withdrawal Last?
The first step towards recovery is going through the detox process, during which time the body goes through its natural healing process. Successful withdrawal occurs when withdrawal symptoms are managed effectively and efficiently. However, the detox process is only the first step towards recovery. Recovery is a lifelong process, and an individual must take regular […]
Using Nicotine While in Early Recovery
The dangers of using smokeless tobacco and smoking cigarettes are well known and well documented. Evidence is emerging that even vaping can be dangerous. Unfortunately, many people struggle to stop using tobacco products. Quitting is hard, and for those detoxing or in early recovery from other substances leaving nicotine behind can be a challenge. However, […]
College Drinking: How to Stop Binge Drinking
College can be a time for people to have new experiences, get out comfort zones, and broaden horizons. However, it can also be a time when students increase alcohol consumption. What is binge drinking, and how can someone stop binge drinking once it has become a problem? Binge Drinking Defined The National Institute on Alcohol […]
Alleviate Pain with CBD
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is becoming increasingly popular to do its ability to treat a wide variety of health conditions and to alleviate pain. It has even been known to help with addiction by easing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Because it does not appear to be addictive and often has minimal side effects, many people are switching […]