Your addiction can be mild, moderate or severe. No matter your diagnosis, getting treatment is important for recovery.
Watching a friend struggle with a drug addiction can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. You want to help, but you’re not sure how to. Different scenarios of how to approach your friend’s drug addiction may run through your mind: what if you say the wrong thing? Is it the right time to say something? What if it ruins your friendship?
Anger addiction is real. If any of this sounds like something you’re experiencing or a loved one is experiencing you’re not alone. Counseling is available for anger addiction and has helped many people suffering get their life back into a healthy place.
The Serenity Prayer: The Core of Recovery The Serenity Prayer is apart of your recovery, you say it every day, but have you really thought about what it truly means? How does it actually apply in your life? The more time you spend really thinking about it, you’ll...
Acceptance is a willful and courageous action. It’s an active dialogue, there is nothing passive about it. It’s not a fleeting thought. It’s a hard commitment, and that’s why it’s so difficult. You can’t fake acceptance; your mind won’t let you.
Serenity Recovery Centers offers certain prescription medications for treating the cravings and withdrawals of opiate dependence, such as Vivitrol and Suboxone. If you or someone you love is struggling with opiate abuse and addiction, learn more about how we safely use medication-assisted treatment to aid in the recovery process.
Children who live in a home with conflict and substance abuse problems are often frightened and insecure. It’s easy to forget how adult behavior affects a child.
As a recovering addict, having a celebration, could be a recipe for danger. Instead of staying away from the people you love, make a plan to deal with the cravings and old patterns.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with depression. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol.
When someone you are close to has a problem with drug addiction, the results can have a devastating impact on the lives of everyone around them.
When you’ve made the decision to get treatment for an addiction, it can be scary and difficult, but it is a step toward recovery. To set yourself up for success in treatment, you should take some steps to prepare for entry into rehab.
A dual diagnosis is when a person is diagnosed as having both a mental illness and an addition problem. With this diagnosis, a person is eligible for dual diagnosis treatment, which will treat both conditions. This is a relatively new idea because things were handled much differently in the past. This new dual diagnosis treatment option can be incredibly more beneficial and produce much better outcomes than the treatment options of the past.
If you feel a loved one might be an alcoholic in need of treatment but aren’t sure of the severity or the existence of the problem, it’s best to learn a few of the warning signs of alcoholism.
A few of the ways recovering addicts can build a healthy lifestyle include setting daily schedules, encouraging others to support your new habits, appreciating the basics, prioritizing meetings, and removing clutter from your life.
Anger is a reasonable emotion, but when you’re in recovery, it can be a dangerous distraction and for many, an excuse to relapse. Keeping it bottled up inside leads to stress and frustration, which is one of the first steps to returning to an unmanageable life.
Social media is all about sharing, and sharing experiences, strength and hope is one way addicts find mutual support and help each other stay clean. On Facebook alone, you’ll find hundreds of private groups where you can connect with other addicts, listen to their stories and discuss your own challenges and triumphs in recovery.
Sober Living Facilities provide a safe environment and a supportive community for individuals recovering from addiction issues. Living in a sober living facility helps addicts adjust to life without using.