How Can I Stay Healthy This Winter?

How Can I Stay Healthy This Winter?

Winter in the Northern Hemisphere has the tendency to slow life down. With the season’s colder weather and shorter periods of sunlight, people bundle up in cozy attire while reducing their physical activity and time spent outdoors. Winter is also a season infamous for the spread of respiratory infections and depressive conditions like seasonal affective…

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Dangers of Doctor Shopping

Doctors all across the nation prescribe drugs each and every day. The drugs may be intended to combat chronic pain or give a patient relief after surgery or injury, but prescription pain medication can easily be abused. Many of these medications lend themselves to addiction or dependency. Some people may visit multiple doctors to obtain…

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Why Making Amends Is Critical for Recovery

For many people in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, making amends feels like a massive, scary undertaking. When you’re in the throes of addiction, your behavior changes in ways that may not match up with your standards and values. That’s why you may feel uncomfortable confronting actions you’ve taken while using or withdrawing.…

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Enjoying a Sober Christmas

For many people struggling with addiction or substance abuse disorder, the holidays are a difficult time. Alcohol has become almost synonymous with Christmas for some, and sobriety during holiday events can feel like a chore. However, living a sober lifestyle does not mean that you can’t enjoy the season and have a happy and fulfilling…

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Critical Thinking in Recovery

It can be easy to get lost in your own emotion when recovering from a substance abuse disorder or addiction. When you’re putting in the work, it’s difficult to step back and look at what you’re doing objectively. If you think critically, rather than emotionally, about your journey to sobriety, you can make lasting changes…

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depression over the holidays

Depression Over the Holidays

For some, the winter holidays are the happiest time of the year. Between beloved relatives visiting, gift giving, and bountiful holiday meals, plenty of people ride through December on a wave of joy. However, many people suffer from bouts of depression around the holiday season, even if they don’t typically experience symptoms of depression. The…

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Know the Stages of Rehab

When entering a substance abuse rehabilitation program, you may find yourself apprehensive about what’s to come. This is only natural. Upcoming change brings anxiety for everyone, and even positive changes can make you nervous. Despite this apprehension, it’s important to understand that an addiction treatment program can help you be the best possible version of…

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