first year of sobriety

Surviving Your First Year Sobriety

Completing treatment is the first step to your ongoing journey in sobriety. After receiving the help you need, it may feel daunting to go back into the world. Perhaps you used to drink at sporting events, parties, or any social event and are now asking yourself, how could you possibly attend these events without drinking?…

codependent partner

Dealing with a Codependent Partner

Codependency is a relationship that means there is an excessive emotional and psychological dependence on a partner. Often, this relationship requires the support or enabling of an addiction. This balance of both parties involved in a codependent relationship is harmful. Typically the person who is enabling the addicted loved one is labeled as the codependent.…

exercise and addiction recovery

How Exercise can Help Addiction Recovery

Exercise has a powerful effect on physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. Often, when people who are experiencing any stress can go on a walk or run, they begin to feel better. Having your heart pump enough to release endorphins is a natural way to make your body feel great. Regular exercise has numerous effects on…

side effects of heroin

Common Side Effects of Heroin

Our nation is facing a devastating and alarming opioid epidemic. The continued use of these drugs has tremendous side effects on the body that are destructive to health. Opioid drug abuse like heroin or fentanyl is highly addictive and can quickly cause overdose and death. Furthermore, without proper treatment, opioid use can lead to a…

marijuana and mental health

The Impact of Marijuana on Mental Health

Many states across our nation are legalizing the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use. With new legalizations happening, many people may believe that marijuana use is safe for everyone. Marijuana has an active ingredient known as THC that directly affects the brain. When marijuana enters your body, THC passes through your bloodstream…

opiate rehab

Attending an Opiate Rehab

Addiction to opiates is a common addiction amongst Americans. The fact that the term “opioid epidemic” is used with such frequency in the media is an indicator of its widespread presence. People who are abusing opiates run the risk of life-endangering health consequences. It is important to speak with medical professionals at an opiate rehab…

signs of meth use

Common Signs of Meth Use

Methamphetamine use has various detrimental effects on a person’s physical and psychological health. Physical signs of meth use become more noticeable as the addiction becomes worse. However, the psychological toll that people with meth addition face may be even more damaging. That’s why it may be a matter of life and death for someone addicted…