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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

What Does Neuroscience Say About Addiction?

What Does Neuroscience Say About Addiction?

The question of whether addiction is genetic or environmental has long been pondered. However, it is more complex than simply attributing it to one or the other. According to neuroscience research, addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain. Some people’s genetics predispose them to developing substance use disorder (SUD) easily after repeated exposure, … Read more

What Is a Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery?

What Is a Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery?

These days, many treatment centers claim that they offer “holistic” treatments but not everyone knows what that means. The term comes from “holism,” which refers to the “whole” of something as more than the sum of its parts. A holistic approach to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment cares for the whole person, including the body, … Read more

Benefits of a Balanced Life Rhythm

Benefits of a Balanced Life Rhythm

You may have heard about the importance of maintaining a work-life balance to achieve wellness. Did you know that a balanced lifestyle has a certain rhythm to it too? Many health experts emphasize that being aware of this balanced life rhythm can best promote positive health outcomes. Parting ways with chaotic disorder while rebuilding this … Read more

Fostering a Self-Care Culture at Your Workplace

Fostering a Self-Care Culture at Your Workplace

Whether you are a working professional or an employer with many people under you, having a workplace that values self-care is incredibly beneficial to your emotional and mental health. Workplace self-care awareness is part of good company culture, and neglecting it can be costly in the long run. Today, with more and more working professionals … Read more

Can Addiction Happen Among Healthcare Workers?

Can Addiction Happen Among Healthcare Workers?

Did you know that doctors and nurses account for some of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce? Healthcare workers may develop substance addiction when they use drugs or alcohol to cope with work-related stress. There are a few key reasons for this phenomenon: high levels of stress and high accessibility to drugs. The … Read more