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Can Alcohol in Food Affect Recovery?

While many may be steadily working their way through Dry January, some may be innocently overlooking other sources that contribute to alcohol consumption such as what’s found in some foods. Wine, beer, sherry, and liqueurs have been used for years in a number of recipes. But before you put a stop to eating chicken cacciatore […]

Dr. Dmitry Sandler: Addiction & Recovery
September 7, 2021

Addiction and recovery can go hand-in-hand, and when they do, the person being impacted has a fighting chance at achieving long-term sobriety. Physicians may be the last individuals that anyone would suspect of struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. After all, on the surface, they appear to have checked all the “right” boxes […]

Lamar Odom & Substance Addiction
September 7, 2021

Substance addiction isn’t easy for anyone to face. Drug or alcohol misuse can impact any individual, regardless of career, social hierarchy, gender, race, or even celebrity status. From professional athletes to A-list actors and all those in between, the disease of addiction is a reality that society must confront head-on in order to save as […]

Stigma: Mental Health & Substance Abuse
August 26, 2021

It’s never a positive sign to be categorized by a negative label. Whether it’s the ignorant and stereotypical equivalent associated with race, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity… or the stigmatizing labels created for those struggling with alcohol use disorders, substance use disorders, or those who have a mental illness. The stigma associated with those […]

A Stitch in Time Saves Lives: 3 Surprising Recovery Tools
August 25, 2021

A man, who had battled substance abuse for decades and rotated in and out of prison, stumbled upon an approach that helped reverse the course of his life. While behind bars, he saw a loom hook, which is a knitting tool. This item was there for a program to teach inmates how to knit. Intrigued, […]

Substance Abuse and Treatment Options
August 19, 2021

Substance abuse is the pattern and use of any type of substance in an adverse way for the purpose of modifying one’s mood. The word “substances” refers to prescription drugs, illegal drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or alcohol, as well as substances that are not considered drugs. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Substance Abuse and […]

Recognizing Drug & Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace
August 17, 2021

It’s not always easy to spot drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace. People experiencing addiction often become experts at hiding their abuse until it is too late. Still, there are often a number of tell-tale signs that something is amiss. Keep an eye out for the following issues that may indicate drug and alcohol […]

Dangers of Fentanyl: Are they Real?
August 12, 2021

If fentanyl was a houseguest, it has definitely worn out its welcome in the United States. It’s a Schedule II prescription drug meant to manage pain after surgery or to treat individuals with severe pain. Additionally, it’s a synthetic opioid, which happens to be 50-100 times more potent than morphine. The problem? Some individuals are […]

What Does Psychological Addiction Involve?
August 10, 2021

When discussing addiction, most of the time, people refer to physical addiction that occurs to a substance. However, psychological addiction is just as real. Even though it may not lead to life-threatening physical symptoms, psychological addiction can be just as uncomfortable as physical addiction. What Is Psychological Addiction? One way to understand psychological addiction is […]

Substance Abuse and Overdose Deaths are on the Rise
August 5, 2021

Substance abuse and drug overdose deaths are on the rise. A big part of this trend may be in large part due to the pandemic, as this invisible enemy has wreaked havoc over so many areas of our lives. Especially mental health. Those in sobriety may have relapsed. Others who have been battling with drug […]

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist
August 3, 2021

Addiction therapy is an excellent way to combat an alcohol or substance misuse problem. When you talk to a licensed therapist about your issues, they may be able to recommend ways to alter your behavior and reduce the things triggering your substance use. Choosing a therapist might be daunting, but you can use the following […]

Simone Biles, Mental Health, and Success
July 29, 2021

Americans seem to be born with the natural ability to dream while we’re awake. We’re bred that way. Driven by the chance to succeed. The chance to rise above mediocrity. The chance to capture the ever elusive “American Dream.” The chance to mentally place ourselves anywhere but where we are physically present. But as a […]

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