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How Addiction Plays a Role in Domestic Violence

How Addiction Plays a Role in Domestic Violence

In over half of the domestic violence cases reported, substance abuse was a key factor in facilitating, exaggerating, and enabling the violence to occur.  Domestic violence and drugs: The perfect storm After multiple studies, it has been noted that the consumption of...

Making Amends With Others

Making Amends With Others

When an individual is suffering from an addiction, one of the first signs is behaving in ways that are contradictory to the person's usual character. As a result, often bridges are burned and meaningful relationships are destroyed because of the lying, stealing, and...

3 Benefits of Sober Living Communities

3 Benefits of Sober Living Communities

Sober living communities are drug and alcohol-free homes that offer support to individuals transitioning out of active addiction and into normal living. With strict rules in place such as a curfew, and no limit to how long you can stay, sober living communities offer...

3 Tips to Successful Teletherapy

3 Tips to Successful Teletherapy

For many people in early recovery, the idea of a teletherapy session may seem intimidating. Do not let this stop you from seeking help. Teletherapy occurs virtually and can be just as powerful as an in-person session, it works if you work it.  As safety precautions...

Is Melatonin Addicting?

Is Melatonin Addicting?

Studies on Melatonin have shown it’s antioxidant effects can strengthen the body’s immune system. This naturally occurring hormone is essential for sleep regulation, otherwise known as the circadian rhythm. For women, melatonin also plays an important role in the...

How to Balance Addiction During Easter

How to Balance Addiction During Easter

Two Words To You Boundaries and communication. Without these, whether it be for yourself or for others, there is not a chance at existing in harmony. Dedicating time ahead of the holidays to make a plan and discuss everyone's concerns is a great way to ensure every...

How COVID-19 Threatens Sobriety

How COVID-19 Threatens Sobriety

The Outbreak of COVID-19 has rapidly changed every aspect of our daily lives. The virus has posed serious threats and challenges to those working towards or trying to maintain sobriety.  If you feel like it's becoming more difficult to manage your sobriety since...

Is Quitting Drugs Cold Turkey Dangerous?

Is Quitting Drugs Cold Turkey Dangerous?

You wake up one morning and decide that today will be the day you turn your life around. Today is the day you’re quitting drugs, cold turkey. When a moment of inspiration overcomes us, it's normal to want to just jump in. It's the burning desire to take back control...

Is Ketamine Treatment Really Safe?

Is Ketamine Treatment Really Safe?

Ketamine is a drug long used as an anesthetic. Recently, many ketamine treatment centers have opened up across the United States with the intention of helping people who are struggling from a range of emotional obstacles. Depression, anxiety, grief, and PTSD are just...

Meditation for Sobriety: Does It Help?

Meditation for Sobriety: Does It Help?

Day by day the world moves at a faster pace and continues to be filled with distractions. With that, the concept of sitting still and taking a moment to just be is becoming more and more foreign. Whenever negative feelings arise, we’ve conditioned ourselves to shut...