Relapse on Opioids

Did COVID-19 Cause More People to Relapse On Opioids?

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a significant toll on people physically and mentally worldwide. One area of impact has been relapses, and related drug overdoses. The rate of relapses on opioids has gone up for people previously in recovery, as have other drug relapse rates. The links between COVID-19 and drug addiction, including new addictions […]

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Long-Term Sobriety

Maintaining Long-Term Sobriety Through Mindfulness

Getting sober is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you’ll ever do in your life. However, once you initially go through treatment and stop using drugs and alcohol, the challenges don’t end. Your ultimate goal is maintaining long-term sobriety, no matter what life might throw at you. The risk of relapse does lessen […]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Substance Abuse

Having a mental or behavioral disorder doesn’t automatically mean dealing with a substance use disorder. However, other co-occurring mental health disorders can raise the risk of addiction.  Oppositional defiant disorder is mental health and behavioral disorder that may create a higher risk of substance abuse and dependence. What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional defiant disorder, […]

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Exercise addiction

Healing From Addiction with Exercise

Physical movement and exercise therapy can be a powerful way to heal during addiction recovery and improve your quality of life.  While there are enormous benefits to making physical movement part of your routine in your recovery journey, you also have to be careful about excessive exercising. There is the potential for some people in […]

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addiction in the elderly

Drug Addiction in the Elderly Years

Addiction in the elderly population is a surprisingly pervasive problem and growing public health concern that’s only beginning to get attention. Drug addiction in the elderly can go under the radar for several reasons. Addiction among older people can be especially dangerous and deadly as well. Understanding Substance Abuse in Older Adults We typically associate […]

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Long Term Side Effects of Covid 19

Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19 and Addiction

A Lot of information has surfaced in the study of treating the long-term side effects of COVID-19 since its earlier stages of research. Much effort has gone into organizing this complex data while more answers are yet to surface. A bit of advice common to all who know better: Seek professional guidance under all circumstances. […]

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Toxic Positivity

Avoiding Toxic Positivity in Recovery

Toxic positivity is the false presumption that a person should be happy all the time, no matter the circumstance. People who use toxic positivity can be all around us- in workplaces, friend groups, churches, and families. An individual may discover they are the ones displaying toxic positivity themselves. When discussing toxic positivity, it’s important to […]

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12 Steps

What Are The 12 Steps?

The 12 steps program was designed to aid alcoholics and addicts in achieving and maintaining sobriety. The twelve steps are a carefully thought-out action plan to lead these individuals to a sober lifestyle. These steps were first published by Alcohol Anonymous, a support group for alcoholics, in 1939. These practices have since been used in […]

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The Link Between ADHD and Substance Abuse

Numerous studies conducted have found a link and underlined the importance of that link between ADHD and substance abuse.  It seems that adolescents and young adults with ADHD are more prone to substance abuse and addictions than the general public.  This article will dive into ADHD and its symptoms, the possible causes that increase the […]

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stages of addiction

How Many Stages of Addiction are There?

Substance Use Disorder, or SUD, is a mental disorder that affects an individual’s brain and behavior. SUDs make individuals struggle to regulate their use of substances, including alcohol, medications, drugs, and other addictive substances. SUD is often conflated with the word ‘addiction’ and treated as the same thing; however, this is not the case, as […]

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