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How Do I Care for a Spouse in Recovery?

How Do I Care for a Spouse in Recovery?

Substance addiction tends to rock family relationships. When a spouse is addicted to drugs or alcohol, your marriage may enter a phase of turmoil. Luckily, because substance addiction is a treatable disease, there is always hope. If you support a spouse through recovery, expect a significant learning curve, but know that healing is possible. What … Read more

5 Ways an Emotional Support Animal Can Help You Fight Addiction

5 Ways an Emotional Support Animal Can Help You Fight Addiction

Many people keep pets because they enjoy animals’ cuteness, fun, and companionship. But did you know that animals can also provide extra support to those recovering from substance use disorder (SUD)? Emotional support animals can help decrease stress and isolation while boosting physical health and emotional comfort. Below are 5five ways animals can help you … Read more

Overcoming the Fear of Withdrawal Syndrome

Overcoming the Fear of Withdrawal Syndrome

When considering detox treatment, the fear of withdrawal symptoms may be a significant barrier. You may have tried quitting drugs and alcohol on your own before but were unable to do so due to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. As your body increased tolerance to substances, quitting them may bring a big shock to your system. Withdrawal … Read more

The Harm of Sugar Addiction in Recovery

The Harm of Sugar Addiction in Recovery

People who are recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) often have a tendency to replace the cravings for drugs and alcohol with the urge to consume other mood-boosting foods, including fast food and sugary products. Many even find themselves using sugar as a replacement addiction. Similarities Between Substance Addiction and Sugar Addiction  From a scientific … Read more

How Does Experiential Therapy Work?

How Does Experiential Therapy Work?

Have you heard of experiential therapy? This therapeutic modality is based on the premise that our perception shapes our behavior. What we experience in terms of thoughts, emotions, and even sensations may contribute to our mind-body connection and general well-being. We know that substance use affects not just the body, but the mind and behaviors. … Read more

Choosing Self-Care Methods That Work

Self-care helps you maintain recovery progress.

Have you ever thought of addiction as a form of self-harm? The opposite of self-harm is self-care. The neglect of self-care may begin slowly but it can develop into self-destruction. In today’s busy and frantic world, everyone needs a self-care plan. Recovering individuals especially need self-care methods that counteract their engagement in self-harm through substance … Read more