Why Is Detox Separate From Residential Treatment?

Why Is Detox Separate From Residential Treatment?

Withdrawal is not often a pleasant experience. Drug and alcohol addiction does not always lead to a need for medical detox. Depending on the drug of choice and severity of use, a client might need experience much detox at all. Symptoms of withdrawal and their intensity is entirely dependent on the unique circumstances of each…

It’s Easy Being Green: Holistic Benefits Of Green Spaces In Nature

It’s Easy Being Green: Holistic Benefits Of Green Spaces In Nature

Yes! Magazine cites that “Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature, living near nature, or even viewing nature in paintings and videos can have positive impacts on our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.” Activities in nature provide a host of natural benefits for body, mind, and spirit. Much research has…

Have We Lost Sight Of Meth Addiction?

Have We Lost Sight Of Meth Addiction?

The nation is largely focused on the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. By startling numbers, the amount of addiction and fatal overdose due to the abuse of opioid drugs has increased. Heroin, prescription painkillers, and synthetic opiates have taken America and many other parts of the world by storm. In the midst of the…

Cocaine Addiction Could Be Due To Activated Brain Molecule

Cocaine Addiction Could Be Due To Activated Brain Molecule

Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain which act as a messenger system between areas of the brain. Dopamine and serotonin are commonly named neurotransmitters, especially when discussing the neuroscience model of addiction. Pleasure is considered a key component in the process of addiction in the brain. Associating drugs and alcohol with pleasure, the brain becomes…

Why Doesn’t Alcohol Work As A Coping Mechanism For Anxiety?

Why Doesn’t Alcohol Work As A Coping Mechanism For Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders and alcohol use disorders are commonly co-occurring. Recovery from dual diagnosis issues of anxiety and alcohol can be challenging. Bustle writes that “Alcohol abuse is particularly strong in people with social anxiety disorder, who find social interactions excruciating and difficult to navigate. A study from the National Institute of Health found that up…

Writing Therapy Brings Eating Disorder Issues To Light

Writing Therapy Brings Eating Disorder Issues To Light

Stories frequently trend online when men and women come forward about their experiences with eating disorders. It takes bravery, honesty, and courage to confront one’s issues with an eating disorder on paper. Writing therapy is an alternative treatment modality which encourages a journey of self-discovery through journaling, writing prompts, and introspection through the practice of…

Don’t Doubt Depression

Don’t Doubt Depression

Sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, despair, melancholy- low feelings and low energy are common during low times. Many people mistake normal for abnormal and vice versa. Depression is overlooked by millions of people who are unaware they are living with the struggle of it. Depression Doesn’t Happen That Often According to the World Health Organization, over 300…

Symptoms Of Anxiety You Only Know When You Have Anxiety

Symptoms Of Anxiety You Only Know When You Have Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are some of the world’s most prevalent mental health conditions. Panic, post traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety all fall under anxiety disorders. Anxiety can cause a disruption of mind, body, and spirit when it is not treated. Recognizing anxiety is difficult without first developing the mindful awareness of what anxiety is, how…

Who Is Affected By Heroin In the United States?

Who Is Affected By Heroin In the United States?

According to Reuters a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry reveals that there has been a significant increase in heroin use in the United states, even in the last year. “Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest…

Staying Sober Is A Daily Goal, Not A Lifetime One

Staying Sober Is A Daily Goal, Not A Lifetime One

Each day when the clock strikes twelve there is a unique opportunity at hand when recovery and living a sober lifestyle is part of life: stay sober. Pick up the tools, put the practices into play, and stay spiritually connected. Maintain balance of mind, body, and spirit. Work towards recovery. Sometimes, staying sober and living…

Are You At Risk For Developing Alcoholism?

Are You At Risk For Developing Alcoholism?

Alcoholism often has determining factors. If you identify with any of these issues, you might be at risk for developing alcoholism, especially if you are already abusing alcohol. Help is available. Age Can Increase Likelihood Of Long Term Alcoholism Research has found that the younger one starts experimenting with alcohol in an abusive way, the…

Pottery Awakens The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection For Addiction Treatment

Pottery Awakens The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection For Addiction Treatment

Working with clay demands attention. Whether molding the earth-created substance with one’s bare hands and putting oneself to the challenge of working with a wheel, it requires mindful attention. Art of any medium is becoming a popular form of stress reduction, mindfulness, and treatment. The meditative flow of working with material to create is helpful…