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Understanding Triggers: How Environmental Cues Challenge Recovery

How Triggers Influence Relapse Today we understand that addiction is far more than just poor choices that lead to physical consequences, such as dependence and withdrawal. Evidence shows that the true nature of substance use disorder is complex, and psychology plays a major role. Furthermore, it isn’t just about what leads people to addiction. It . . . . Continue Reading


New Study Connecting Drug Use in Women to Hormone Cycles

Do Hormones Impact Drug Use in Women? Recently, the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research at Vanderbilt University conducted a study to observe the relationship between the female hormonal cycle and cocaine addiction. The data from the study suggests that these cycles may not only make women more susceptible to developing drug addiction, but also more . . . . Continue Reading


Best 6 Tips for Making a Quick Comeback After a Relapse

One of the most difficult things for most people to face when it comes to addiction and recovery is a relapse. After someone manages to give up the substances and behaviors holding them back, it can be hard to feel like the work was a waste when things get hard and they fall back into . . . . Continue Reading


Survey Reveals 7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Affected by Opioid Abuse

When you think of those affected most by the opioid epidemic, you may think of the victims, family members, police officers, and EMTS. You probably don’t think about the employers. However, a recent survey found that 7 out of 10 employers state being negatively influenced by the opioid abuse epidemic. Nearly 70 percent of workplaces . . . . Continue Reading


Drug Addicts Using Pets To Get Pain Pills From Vets

Drug addicts are known for doing anything to obtain their next high. Now, addicts are using their pets to try to get their hands on pain killers. Yup, believe it or not, this happens much more than you think. In fact, a recent case happened a few weeks ago in Vancouver, Washington, according to the . . . . Continue Reading


The Benefits and Risks of Cryotherapy Treatment

When it comes to new therapies and mental health treatments, most of us have heard it all. Everything from detoxing, fasting and meditation retreats have peaked in popularity at one point or another. Yet, an innovative form of therapy pushes the limit on new age science. It’s called cryotherapy and it involves rapid  exposure to . . . . Continue Reading


6 Ways to Detox From Sugar Addiction

Being a sweet person is a good thing. Eating sweets 24.7 is not. Want to know the truth about sugar? The truth is our bodies are only able to process so much of it. Most of us are killing our bodies with sugar. The problem is, after a while, it becomes difficult to stop. Sugar . . . . Continue Reading


Obama Signs Act to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

In 2000, a woman by the name of Anna Westin passed away from a five-year battle with anorexia. Sadly, right before her untimely death, Westin was denied medical coverage for eating disorder treatment because her disease was deemed not “certified” for residential treatment. Fortunately, things have finally changed. Now, nearly 17 years after Anna Westin’s . . . . Continue Reading


Poor Body Image Linked to Alcohol Consumption in Teenage Girls

The way we feel about ourselves is often directly connected to the way we treat ourselves. When it comes to alcohol use, the same thing applies. A recent study revealed that high school girl’s ages 14-18 who struggled with body image misperceptions are more likely to have consumed at least one drink in their life, . . . . Continue Reading


5 Things Not to Say to Someone Struggling With Anxiety

There are moments where it feels like I cannot breathe, and like I have no control over anything. However, for years I classified it as just a normal reaction to a situation, not real anxiety. The word “anxiety” conjures up a different definition depending on who you ask. Anxiety can be as simple as the . . . . Continue Reading