Medical treatment is a part of human history; it has grown from superstition and mythology into today’s awareness of both the human body and the scientific principles that support it. As a result, many individuals have personal preferences about the treatment methods they choose, but,...
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society.”1 This means that for a recovery treatment to become...
Addiction cannot be cured for life, but it can be controlled if treated with the proper efforts. After receiving help to come off of their drug use, many addicts can avoid relapse, but what are the keys to such success? Identify and address personal and social weaknesses in order to...
Setting life goals while you overcome addiction is an incredible way to continue making progress in your sobriety. Having a clear view of what you want to achieve, what you need to do to reach your goal, and a designated time to do it can help you see addiction recovery as a more...
Staying sober is seldom a one-person effort. Addiction recovery usually yields better results when patients rely on others to cope with the ups and down; in that line, they can control drug cravings that lead to relapse. How can you make sure you receive the addiction help you need when...
Although changing the way you respond to pain and other triggers will take time and dedication, it is definitely possible. With practice you will develop new habits, new perspectives and a new purpose in life. Believe it or not, there is a beautiful future waiting for you if you have the...
Healing from trauma is one of the main objectives in life of people who have been through traumatic events such as natural disasters, the death of a loved one, extreme violence, and other similar causes. For these people, recovering from trauma becomes a goal not only to have emotional...
Life after addiction is no time to improvise. To successfully continue with a life of sobriety, the best option is to sit down and develop a plan that will help you or your loved one spend time in healthy activities and routines. The importance of this method relies on replacing a life...
Addiction recovery has been the goal of many people who decide to improve their lives and achieve sobriety, but sometimes the idea of life without addictive substances is foreign to people who don’t have a clear view of what recovery involves. Some addicts who begin recovery overlook...
Addiction in the family is one of the hardest things to deal with. Not only is the peace of the household disturbed, but it also creates stress and emotional drain. This is particularly true when members of the household have to deal with a family member frequently relapsing. Sometimes it...
It can be inconceivable for an addict to picture a life free of drugs or alcohol. Once a person becomes dependent on a substance or behavior to cope with emotional or physical distress, the idea that he might one day overcome that dependence is beyond imagining. Partly this is because the...
Keeping track of the progress you make in addiction recovery is one of the best ways to focus on healthy goals and to prioritize your wellness. One of the best ways to keep a journal is to record your life as you continue taking important steps toward recovery. The benefits of keeping...