How Writing Can Help Keep You Sober

There are many lifestyle changes that can help you sustain recovery from a substance use disorder. These include treating mental health issues, spending time with supportive people, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. There are also supporting practices that can help you stay positive, stay focused on recovery, and understand yourself better. These […]

Why Sleep is Your Secret Weapon for Recovery

Recovering from a substance use disorder isn’t simply a matter of abstaining from drugs and alcohol. While that’s certainly a crucial element of recovery, a strong, sustainable recovery entails a change in lifestyle. That includes therapy, finding social support, and making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating better, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of quality […]

Managing Stress for a Strong Recovery

Stress and addiction have a complicated relationship. Stress has a major influence on addiction risk and relapse risk so understanding stress and how to manage it are crucial for staying sober long term. Broadly speaking, stress is any sort of demand put on your body or mind. When you think of stress, the first thing […]

Why Sleep is Your Secret Weapon for Recovery

Recovering from a substance use disorder isn’t simply a matter of abstaining from drugs and alcohol. While that’s certainly a crucial element of recovery, a strong, sustainable recovery entails a change in lifestyle. That includes therapy, finding social support, and making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating better, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of quality […]

Why Emotional Intelligence is the Core of Addiction Recovery

In recent decades there has been a growing awareness that cognitive intelligence–as measured by IQ tests–is not a reliable predictor of success in life. Although it certainly helps to have some of the talents measured by IQ tests, such as mathematical ability, spatial awareness, and verbal acuity, these talents don’t amount to much unless you […]

Switching-Up Social Media

Ways to make online platforms a source of positivity Whether it’s checking-in on friends and family, watching a new video from your favorite artist, or ogling over scenic photos of your dream vacation spot, social media is an enthralling network of constant communication and entertainment. One survey suggests adults spend an average of 1.72 hours daily […]

Drug & Alcohol Addiction in the Elderly

It has been called “an invisible epidemic”, but the abuse of drugs and alcohol among elderly patients has become one of the fastest growing health problems in the country in recent years. It’s a situation that is not often studied or identified as a problem, so it remains under the radar, but it can have […]