Anorexia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More

  Anorexia, or anorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that revolves around a fear of gaining weight or a distorted perception of your weight. It is often characterized by abnormally low body weight. Anorexia can severely impact your life and health.     While on the outside, it looks like anorexia is a problem with food,…

Coping Methods for Anxiety During Recovery

When recovering from a substance use disorder, our brains are learning to rewire themselves to new pleasure centers, reactions, and experiences. This means anxiety and recovery – especially early recovery – go hand and hand. As we learn to strengthen and build our mind-body connection, multiple symptoms will emerge as we unconsciously seek out the…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Starting an Addiction Detox Program

The detox process is a critical part of beginning your recovery journey. It’s the first step in surrender and a pathway to laying a foundation from which your healing can begin. Addiction detox centers are medical and therapeutic facilities that assist clients in safely discontinuing drug or alcohol use, offering well-rounded services to ensure they…

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Tips to Find the Best Addiction Treatment Centers & Programs

Substance abuse is not something to take lightly. It’s also not something that happens to any particular “type” of person. In fact, studies show that drug addiction can strike any person.  Unfortunately, people of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, and job titles have found themselves caught up in the life of drugs and alcohol addiction. When…

Pet Therapy During Recovery

Now more than ever, pets are becoming a valuable part of our families. Scientific research has shown that human-animal interaction and companionship provide several benefits to individuals who are in addiction recovery. Pet therapy is becoming more and more common through all stages of recovery because they provide unique benefits to humans and can increase…