For many people, social anxiety is a mental health challenge. When you’ve decided to stay sober, it may be challenging to get through parties and other social situations while staying true to your recovery.
It’s a tough situation to be in—you recognize the signs that a friend is using drugs, and you know you should speak up. However, no matter how much you understand…
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers are a great start to overcoming addiction. They have an amazing track record of changing and saving lives. Rehab centers are effective because they remove addicts from harmful environments full of temptations.
It's said that you don't recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you fail to create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction can find you again.
Isolation and addiction go hand in hand. In the early stages of addiction, many use alcohol or drugs in social settings to feel less alone and more connected. As the use becomes more repetitive and progresses, the brain chemistry shifts in a way that produces obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions.
Addiction causes a lot of pain, hurt, and grief, and sometimes people think that in recovery, everything will be different. Life in recovery is much better, but there are still highs and lows.
Although many view battling addiction as a personal experience, that’s not the full story. It’s true that addiction can have devastating effects on the user, but many forget about the other people involved – the family.
Serenity Recovery Centers has opened a New East Location located on Park Avenue in the Park Professional Plaza. Serenity Recovery Centers specializes in providing services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for over 49 years.
Serenity Recovery Centers is now providing Telehealth Services for our Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services.
Addiction forever changes the lives of those affected by it, and those who witness loved ones experience it. The more we understand why it’s so powerful, where it comes from, and why it affects individuals differently, the better chance we have at fighting it.