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How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

The concept of “brainwashing” sounds more like the realm of sci-fi and horror films than an issue related to substance and addiction, but it is actually much more prevalent than you might think. For loved ones bearing witness to a friend, partner, or family member...

A Guide for Children With Addicted Parents

A Guide for Children With Addicted Parents

Substance abuse is no respecter of innocent people. Many children throughout the United States grow up in a household where addiction is present; the number is somewhere close to 25 percent of American kids. That’s 18 million children throughout the United States that...

Mental Health Resources

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a substance use disorder is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior. These changes in the brain’s structure and chemical composition lead to a person’s inability to control their use of...

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a common mental health disorder affecting approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States. Numerous studies have reported a connection between alcohol and drug abuse and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood and...

Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation

Having excellent control of your mind and body can help you overcome any craving that can lead to long-lasting addictions. Many therapists also recommend taking meditation as a way of dealing with addictions. But, most people don’t realize there are different types of...

Relapse Prevention Resources

Relapse Prevention Guide

Relapse Prevention Guide

Addiction is hard. The stigma of shame that comes along with it is real, and while finding the right treatment is one of the most difficult steps to take towards recovery is the possibility of relapse. Many feel as though they are weak in the recovery...

Recognizing The 3 Stages of Relapse

Recognizing The 3 Stages of Relapse

There are many things that might cause someone to relapse: stress, cravings, peer pressure, etc. When it does occur, however, it’s rarely out of the blue. Relapse is a gradual process that first takes root in the mind before it manifests itself physically as drug use....

Sober Living Resources

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

In the early days of recovery, it’s common to find yourself saying things like “I don’t like being sober.” but being sober is amazing when you learn how to like sober life. Many rehab facilities will recommend an aftercare planning program to slowly introduce you to...

What Happens If You Leave A Halfway House?

What Happens If You Leave A Halfway House?

Halfway houses are a type of transitional housing intended to put those who’ve been institutionalized on the straight and narrow. Some tenants reside at these homes voluntarily (usually alumni from an addiction recovery program), but most are court-mandated to be...

How to Have Fun in Recovery: 6 Sober Activities

How to Have Fun in Recovery: 6 Sober Activities

When people begin a program of recovery, one of the first questions we often ask ourselves is Now what? How does anyone have fun in recovery? What do you do with all those hours of the day you once dedicated to your addiction? Why am I so bored? What do I do...

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