How Your Diet Impacts Your Long-Term Addiction Recovery

Woman holding glass of water
Nutrition plays an important role in long-term addiction recovery. Adequate nutrition and hydration are vital when misuse of alcohol or drugs has wreaked havoc on your body. Food can also help with depression and anger, which you might experience as you enter addiction recovery after living with a substance use disorder for a long time. … Read More

Does Hypnotherapy Work in Addiction Treatment?

Patient lying on couch
Substance use disorders require recovery and treatment protocols that are adaptive and innovative. Tried and true traditional therapeutic practices combined with holistic and modern approaches to treatment provide options for relief for a variety of situations. One of the newer methods used in some addiction treatment programs is hypnotherapy. What Is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a … Read More

How to Overcome Denial and Enter Rehab

A man holding his palm up
Acknowledging a problem is the first step toward resolving it. Denial in addiction is a huge roadblock to getting well. To reach long-term recovery, you must seek help, and to do that, you must recognize that help is needed in the first place. It may be that for your friends and family, the need for … Read More

Staying Sober During the Holidays

stay sober during the holidays
Holiday gatherings should be merry and bright, but for many recovering addicts, spending time with family and friends over Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s can pose a threat to their sobriety. With family tension, flowing cups of holiday cheer and constant reminders of Christmases past, the holidays can lead to relapse. Relapse — when … Read More

How Self-Awareness Supports Addiction Recovery

The concept of “first, know thyself,” is attributed to the Greeks. It is a concept that means you must first understand the complex thoughts and feelings that make up your internal emotional and physical state. Knowing and understanding what is going on in your head and heart is an important part of addiction recovery. How … Read More

What Do Drug-Related Dreams Mean?

A woman in distress sitting in bed
Everybody dreams. Some you remember, and some you do not. Some are enjoyable and some are less than enjoyable. When processing past trauma, such as living with a substance use disorder, it is common for drug-related dreams to manifest. These can be dreams portraying relapses or even snap-shot memories of past substance misuse. To get … Read More

The Essential Guide to Workplace Drug Policies

A group of construction workers
There are no regulatory rules requiring anti-drug policies in the workplace, but there are several reasons companies might consider a policy on drugs in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that drugs in the workplace cost employers in terms of lost productivity, workplace accidents, absenteeism, medical costs and staff turnover. Last year, a … Read More

Alcohol Detox: 5 Things You Should Know

A nurse and a male patient
An alcohol use disorder is a chronic disease. The first step for many people is to detoxify their bodies from alcohol. However, you may find the idea of alcohol detox frightening because you do not know much about it beyond what you might have seen in the media. What really happens to a person in … Read More

How to Build an Effective Drug-Free Workplace Program

A group of employees giving one another high-fives
It should come as no surprise to hear that addiction in the workplace is a real issue in American companies today. A high percentage of people suffering from substance use disorders are gainfully employed and do not recognize that they have a problem. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that these disorders cost employers more … Read More