Is a Healthy Gut Good For Mental Health?

When you think about your gut health, you might be thinking about what’s going on in your stomach. However, the ‘gut’ actually represents the interactions of the entire digestive system, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, colon, and rectum. The gastrointestinal tract is a thirty-foot-long muscular tube that transports food from your…

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Why You Should Go To a Painkiller Detox

Opiate or opioid medication used as prescription painkillers are among the most abused substances. Millions of painkiller prescriptions are written each year. It is recommended to throw away your medicine if you no longer need it for pain management since it has a high risk of developing a tolerance. Building a high tolerance to a…

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Could My Parent’s Addiction Have Affected Me?

Most researchers and theoreticians consider the family as a fundamental unit of society and the building block of our communities. The home is the primary place where a child learns what normal and healthy behavior looks like. However, it can also be the first place where a growing child may learn detrimental behaviors from a mom…

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5 Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

For many seeking addiction treatment, an inpatient or residential rehab may be the essential choice in securing sobriety. A residential treatment program provides a structured environment in which you can gain the most benefits to begin your journey in recovery. When you stop abusing drugs or alcohol, you will have to overcome physical and psychological…

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Addressing Alcoholism in the Workplace

Alcoholism affects the lives of many people in the United States and around the world. Also affected are the family members, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic. Caring for someone who is undergoing the negative effects associated with alcohol abuse can be extremely challenging. An example of a unique challenge is addressing alcoholism in the…

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5 Benefits of 12-Step Programs

The 12-Step recovery program created by Alcoholics Anonymous is widely used, perhaps for its tried and true method of treating addiction. The 12-Step program is used in drug rehab facilities worldwide for its effectiveness in sustaining sobriety, especially for those who continue to work the program after leaving treatment. Each step showcases a level of…

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How Can Relapse Be Avoided?

For those suffering from a substance use disorder, the threat of relapse can feel omnipresent. Family and friends may worry that one wrong move will spell the end of their loved one’s sobriety. Relapse can hurt everyone involved and cause meaningful, long-term relationships to fall by the wayside. The tug of alcohol or drugs on…

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Tips to Enjoy a Sober 4th of July

For those dedicated to sobriety, some days or weekends can be challenging. With the Fourth of July approaching, those in recovery may find themselves in a difficult situation since outdoor festivities and celebrations largely partake in alcohol consumption on Independence Day. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to engage in if you are committed to…

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Benefits of Rehab for Professionals

When it comes to who you are in terms of family and career, substance addiction does not discriminate. Fathers and mothers are just as susceptible to abusing substances as their children. Professionals like lawyers, politicians, doctors, and celebrities may also find themselves in need of addiction treatment programs to help them manage their lives. For…