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How Is Body Shaming Related to Substance Use?

How Is Body Shaming Related to Substance Use?

Young people are highly susceptible to shame and sensitivity. Body shaming, in particular, can lead to various mental health and behavioral issues. Some people resort to substance use to cope with different forms of shaming. To prevent substance use disorder (SUD) and relapses, we must better understand the relationship between body shaming and substance use. … Read more

Staying Informed on Addiction-related Scientific Research

Staying Informed on Addiction-Related Scientific Research

Science and clinical research matter to addiction treatment. Health professionals need evidence-based methods to provide effective healing. Recovering individuals and their families need scientific knowledge to navigate this difficult journey. Working with a treatment facility that adopts a science-based perspective on addiction recovery is the best way to get everything you need out of treatment. … Read more

Overcoming Co-Dependency in Relationships During Recovery

Overcoming Co-Dependency in Relationships During Recovery

What is co-dependency? Why is it harmful? Do you know how to identify co-dependent relationships? Unfortunately, many people with substance use disorder (SUD) develop co-dependent relationships long before they realize it. Co-dependency is not conducive to sustainable recovery because it reinforces unhealthy relationship dynamics. Individuals in recovery must learn to stop co-dependent behaviors if they … Read more

How Do I Break from the Cycle of Relapse?

How Do I Break from the Cycle of Relapse?

It takes time to recover from addiction. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease that affects the brain in all areas including pleasure, cognitive abilities, memory, and motivation. Because addiction does not occur overnight, recovery from addiction is also a lengthy process that may involve relapses. Luckily, there are things you can do … Read more

Seeking Peer Support in Recovery

Seeking Peer Support in Recovery

For people going through recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), the importance of good peer support cannot be overstated. One reason is that addiction can be very isolating, a feeling which often intensifies the need for substances. The COVID-19 pandemic has created more social isolation and thus led to more substance use problems. Another reason … Read more

How Can a Trauma-Informed Approach Help Your Recovery?

How Can a Trauma-Informed Approach Help Your Recovery?

Is your substance addiction related to past traumatic experiences? Did you know that trauma-informed care can grant you higher chances of full recovery? In the field of addiction recovery, the trauma-informed approach has been proven highly effective to all age groups. Many treatment centers are using the principles of trauma-informed care to support recovering individuals. … Read more

How Does Group Therapy Work?

How Does Group Therapy Work?

Do you have a loved one going through treatment for addiction who is reluctant to try group therapy? Are you aware of the many benefits of group therapy? Most recovering individuals undergo a therapeutic one-on-one process with therapists and counselors during treatment. Individual therapy ensures that therapists and counselors conduct a thorough review of a … Read more