How Can Wilderness Therapy Treat Addiction?

How Can Wilderness Therapy Treat Addiction?

You may have already noticed that you experience a certain rejuvenating effect when you go outside or go to a big park. Whether you do some hiking or camping and spend time in the quiet of the great outdoors, it can have a soothing and therapeutic effect on your state...

What Should I Do If I’ve Relapsed?

What Should I Do If I’ve Relapsed?

You were doing so well. You had hit rock-bottom and got help. You got clean and started your life over. Then you ran into an old friend who is still using or a new friend invited you out to one drink after work. Perhaps you’ve been falling further into depression and...

Tips for Finding Jobs in Recovery

Tips for Finding Jobs in Recovery

Once you’ve gone through detoxification and rehabilitation, you’re starting a new life in the outside world. The sun is shining and everything seems brighter than before, the air smells fresher on the outside, and you’re riding the wave of optimism. Then you remember...

What Is Alcohol Poisoning?

What Is Alcohol Poisoning?

In the U.S., we often talk about drug overdoses, substance abuse, and alcohol problems, but we seldom understand the seriousness of another kind of overdose--alcohol poisoning. It doesn’t happen often because your body has a process to protect itself when you are...

What to Expect With Methamphetamine Withdrawal

What to Expect With Methamphetamine Withdrawal

Withdrawal is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Alcohol withdrawal is different from heroin withdrawal and heroin withdrawal is different from methamphetamine withdrawal. If you have a meth addiction, here’s what you can expect when you finally choose to get clean....

How to Stay Sober and Prevent Relapse During COVID-19

How to Stay Sober and Prevent Relapse During COVID-19

You’ve struggled through addiction, detoxification, rehabilitation, and you’re finally into recovery. You know it’s a tough lifelong fight but your life is back on track. Now you have a new obstacle to face: COVID-19 and social distancing precautions. Whether you’re...

What Happens During Heroin Withdrawal?

What Happens During Heroin Withdrawal?

You’ve finally admitted to yourself you’re addicted to heroin. You’re tired of the lies, stealing, living on the streets, and the day-to-day struggle to get high. You’ve reached rock bottom and you know you need help, but you’re afraid to get it. You’ve seen the...

Is Touch Starvation Hurting Our Mental Health?

Is Touch Starvation Hurting Our Mental Health?

Much has been said about social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and many people have tried to stay connected to family and friends online with video chats and virtual hangouts. But what about intimacy? What about dating? How are we supposed to physically...

Sexual Orientation and Depression

Sexual Orientation and Depression

While people from all walks of life experience depression, 30% to 60% of members of the LGBTQ+ community suffer from increased anxiety and depression. From bullying or fears about coming out, to the additional complications of finding love as a sexual minority group,...

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