Finding Happiness in Recovery: How the Ultimate Hype Girl Turned Her Life Around

Testimonial for recovery - finding happiness in recovery

My addiction gracefully led me down many roads. More often than not, I found myself in complete isolation and I reveled in the chaos ruling my thoughts. When the noise became intolerable, I’d be sure to hang out with the “trainwrecks”. A sick satisfaction and justification came with hearing the stories of the people, I felt, were far… Read More

Kava and Recovery: Risks and Opportunities

Kava and Recovery - Risks and Opportunities

Kava, a plant with extracts known to be used for stress relief, relaxation and a wide range of other remedies in thePacific Islands of Polynesia, is one of the latest natural remedies to make a surge into modern culture. Lately, there’s been a trend of people taking Kava as a replacement for sedatives like benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium,etc.) and… Read More

Deprivation Tanks: Relaxation, Meditation and Recovery

Deprivation tanks for addiction recovery?

What Is A Deprivation Tank? Imagine entering into a small, enclosed structure that’s filled with just enough salt water to allow you to float freely, without touching the bottom or sides. Wearing nothing but a pair of earplugs and your birthday suit, you lie down, pull the door closed, and turn off all the lights and speakers inside… Read More

Stay on Top of Your Work/Life Balance in 2019

How to stay balanced between work/life in 2019

Long-term stress is often overlooked as an explanatory factor for poor mental health. People seek counseling and medication for anxiety and depression without realizing that their condition could be simpler than it seems. Sometimes, mental health disorders can be prevented, or at least lessened, by simply taking a step back and rethinking your day-to-day schedule. This applies to… Read More

Practicing Better Communication in Recovery

How to practice better communication in recovery

Communication is the foundation for success in any household. Yet, people struggling with substance abuse often feel they cannot talk to their loved ones. In some cases, they even turn to drugs or alcohol because they can’t express their feelings and thoughts. On the other hand, many loved ones don’t know how to communicate with an addict when… Read More

Kick Off 2019 With These 5 Healthy Habits

Looking for a New Years Resolution? Here are 5 Healthy Habits you can Commit to

As the end of 2018 approaches, now is a time of reflection for many. It’s a time to take stock of your accomplishments and struggles over the last year. If you suffer from addiction or mental health issues, this time of the year may be especially bittersweet. The extreme highs and lows can be difficult to process and… Read More

Practicing Self-Care In Recovery

One of the main things lost when a person develops a substance addiction is the desire to maintain their health. When struggling with the addiction, the individual’s mental and physical health is not a priority because they are all consumed by using. Before the addict knows it, their health has completely deteriorated. Being physically out of shape and… Read More

Why Addiction Isn’t Necessarily a Moral Failure

Is addiction a moral failing?

It is important to differentiate addiction from a moral failure. Those plagued with a medical disease are prone to a complete lapse in judgement in direct conflict with a moral code, but from a medically induced disassociation with reality. Drug Addict or Bad Person? There is widespread accusation and stereotype into the character of those addicdsted to drugs… Read More

Learning Self-Control in Recovery

Learning Self-control in Recovery

When trying to break an addiction to a substance, it very often involves having to experience strong cravings and withdrawal. In order to get through the short-term effects of withdrawal and to maintain long-term recovery, practicing self-control helps. This isn’t to say that addiction or relapse is a moral failing of the individual. Addiction is an insidious disease… Read More

7 Reasons to Be Thankful in Recovery

Reasons to be thankful in recovery - 7 reasons

Addiction takes over countless lives, often leaving many lost in its vicious cycle of withdrawals, cravings, and control. Hopelessness and fear are very common feelings for drug abusers. There is the thought that life cannot be lived without their drug of choice. This, however, is far from the truth. It is certainly possible to get help and learn… Read More