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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

Common Warning Signs of Codependency

Common Warning Signs of Codependency

If you are supporting a loved one who is dealing with substance use disorder (SUD), you should first examine whether your relationship has been enabling or codependent. Knowing how to detect the warning signs can help your loved one reverse course and maintain progress in recovery. Time to Re-Examine Your Relationship SUD always impacts relationships. … Read more

How Do I Rebuild Trust With My Loved Ones?

How Do I Rebuild Trust With My Loved Ones?

What has been the most challenging part of your recovery journey? For many recovering individuals, it is rebuilding trust with family and friends. This is challenging because many people in recovery have previously done things that hurt their loved ones and broke the trust between them. Like all necessary steps of addiction treatment, rebuilding relationships … Read more

Combatting Shame and Stigma in Recovery

Combatting Shame and Stigma in Recovery

People who struggle with substance abuse disorder (SUD) may know very well about the prevalence of stigma in society that comes with addiction. People tend to use negative language when referring to people with SUD. Many times, family members and friends also succumb to judgments and assume that addiction has mostly to do with moral … Read more

Overcoming Denial in Addiction Recovery

Overcoming Denial in Addiction Recovery

Unfortunately, denial is common among people with substance use disorder (SUD). It is also one of the major barriers to treatment. To begin receiving treatment and overcoming SUD, one must first overcome denial so they can accept their need for help. Once denial has been removed, treatment can be more successful and recovery more lasting. … 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

How Do You Overcome Stigma and Seek Treatment?

How Do You Overcome Stigma and Seek Treatment?

Do you have a loved one who is suffering from substance addiction but hesitates to seek treatment because of stigma? Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who struggle with addiction are common. Such is also the case for people struggling with mental health conditions. Stigmatization is harmful in many ways, not least of which … Read more