Growing up with Addiction in the Family

Children of parents who struggle with alcoholism are at risk of experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and drug or alcohol abuse. Children of parents with an addiction or substance use disorder can feel uncertain, unstable, neglected, disorganized, and alone. The home environment influences a child’s chaotic feelings. Children feel guilty…

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Will I Stop Being Indecisive In Recovery?

Struggling with indecision is like being stuck in the mud. It is no fun whatsoever. Making decisions might be difficult but, like with anything, you get better with practice. With any skill you want to get better at, you need to find times and ways of getting your foot in the door and just doing…

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Methadone and Suboxone for Withdrawals

Methadone is a medication used to treat a person’s addiction to opioids such as painkillers and heroin. Methadone helps lessen withdrawal symptoms from opioid abuse. The withdrawals are less intense and the methadone provides a more comfortable detox experience. Although methadone has been used in treatment for many years, it is a synthetic opioid and…

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How Can Swimming Benefit My Core?

Keeping your body in shape and toned up may be one way you want to focus on getting exercise benefits from swimming. The other ways people benefit are from working the core and building a strong powerhouse midsection that keeps the back, neck, and other parts of the body feeling strong. Why Swimming Swimming and…

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The Hidden Danger of Online Pharmacies

Many people buy medication from online pharmacies. While this is convenient for the consumer, many of the pharmacies online are illegal. These rogue pharmacies can be dangerous to the consumer. People who use online pharmacies for their medication risk receiving medication that is expired, contaminated, or counterfeit. The consumer is at risk of serious health…

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How Can I Boost My Hydration In Recovery?

Drinking pickle juice may sound kind of gross, and maybe you are right. There are, however, several reasons to consider it you may not know about. Athletes often sip the briny brew to help them post workout. It may also help relieve cramps. Find out some of the additional benefits to drinking pickle juice and…

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Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted To The Internet

Many people use the Internet on a daily basis for work, playing games, social media, and so much more. People shop online and make transactions on the Internet. As with any addiction, when a person is addicted to the Internet, he or she has developed a habit that they continue to do even though it…

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How Do Common Houseplants Cultivate Peace?

Plants are a great way to beautify a space, but they also help cultivate peace with a home. After dedicating time to nurturing plants on an almost daily basis, you may realize that they have more than aesthetic value. Find out which plants provide a sense of peace within a household and how to support…

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Making Lifestyle Changes in Recovery

Addiction causes self-destructive behavior despite harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person is addicted. The individual becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and experiences painful withdrawals when he or she stops using them. Lifestyle changes must be made for recovery when treatment ends. The brain needs time to learn…

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How Do I Protect My Emotional Space?

Energy is so important, especially emotionally speaking. The energy you have goes across all of your body including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual self. It is not just food and exercise that impacts energy. People can take up emotional space in our lives which impacts us all over our bodies. Learn some ways to protect…

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