It has happened to every addict in recovery. You join a fellowship and begin to make friends among the members. You find the people whom you really respect and seek to emulate their Twelve Step lifestyle. You begin walking through life together. You develop deep, life-changing bonds. You experience authentic relationships unencumbered by food, alcohol, [...]
What are Club Drugs? Club drugs are substances often used by people partying in bars, nightclubs, dance clubs, and at concerts and raves. They are used by people of all ages in conjunction with sexual activity. Common club drugs are GHB (G, soap, Grievous Bodily Harm), Ketamine (K, Special K, Vitamin K), MDMA (Ecstasy, X, [...]
A new study conducted at Western University in Canada sounds eerily reminiscent of a Hollywood movie. Moviegoers may recall a Jim Carrey film called The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in which characters have the option to completely erase memories which are painful.
With $40 in your pocket and one-way bus ticket back to your old neighborhood, returning back home following a drug conviction can be wrought with everything from fear to uncertainty. The expectation by your friends, family, the system and society as a whole for you to be successful can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, along with that [...]
Looking through old photo albums may be a favorite pastime for families, but dwelling on the past is anything but beneficial for anyone who’s attempting to build a new life in recovery. In fact, it’s more than disadvantageous. Romancing the past is actually a dangerous practice in recovery.
Drug rehabilitation is a reawakening. Recovering addicts have a fresh start in life when they break free from their dependence on drugs. But researchers have found that life’s stresses can send rehabilitated addicts back into the cycle of addiction and abuse and can also begin a life of abuse for those plagued with Post Traumatic [...]
Recent clinical studies are leading researchers to believe that one particular chemical pathway in the brain may responsible for the intense cravings that often plague those in recovery. Addiction professionals believe that understanding this pathway is the first step in discovering how to prevent an alcoholic or drug addict from relapsing.
"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have." – Norman Vincent Peale, minister, author of more than 46 books, most notable for The Power of Positive Thinking (1898-1993) When we were children, we all loved hearing the fairy tales and [...]
Coffee, then a cigarette. Cocktails at a social event, and a cigarette. Drive the car, light up a cigarette.Known as situational cravings, many normal activities can make quitting smoking intensely difficult for nicotine users. Everyday actions, whether performed independently or in social situations, can trigger very strong cravings for a cigarette and are a major [...]
BusinessWire – Fresh on the heels of their successful iPromises Recovery Companion launch, Elements Behavioral Health, parent company to Promises Treatment Centers and The Ranch, will create a series of addiction recovery-related mobile apps.