digital representation of Glia that has an important role in addiction recovery at Oceanfront Recovery

Why Glia Plays an Important Role in Addiction Recovery

Our bodies are amazing things that do more than we realize. When we think about what is on the cutting edge of addiction recovery, it is likely something that will help treat substance abuse with the drop of a hat. The challenge is people who are addicted do not have the luxury of a one-size-fits-all…

man laughing after crossing off bucket list item on phone during recovery

Why Should I Give a Bucket List a Try in Recovery?

A bucket list is a bit of an ambiguous thing. It means different things for different people. Some will call them goals, some call them successes, and others call them a bucket list based on what they want to do before they die. In sobriety, it can help to look at your life and think,…

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New Medications Can Help Your Treatment from Addiction

There are many ways to cope with addiction. One treatment method is gaining in popularity. Researchers continue to make advances in addiction medications. Some treatment philosophies insist on recovering from addiction with no medication use at all. The ability to use medication can help people cope and give them hope as they struggle with the…

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Medical Records Are Important to Addiction Recovery

Paperwork is essential in addiction recovery. It helps trace your journey and let people know about your experiences so providers can best support your recovery. People who work in the industry love to help others but they have to maintain good records for the people they help. This will help you in your recovery if…

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The Journey of Recovery Means Arriving Every Day

The struggle of addiction recovery may seem like the rod going to nowhere. What people with addiction need to realize is that it is a road that winds around but provides lots of opportunity. More opportunity will come from recovery than staying on the road of being addicted. Arriving each and every day willing to…

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Alcohol Cravings Can Be More Manageable with These 4 Tips

Alcohol cravings are a part of life for people in recovery. They take place without warning and can make management of symptoms very difficult. Alcohol cravings are manageable but only with some solid tips and tools under your belt. Find out how to beat the cravings one step at a time.CognitiveOne way to beat cravings…

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Resistance to Cocaine and the Positive Link to Exercise

Exercise can help people avoid the temptation of cocaine. When you move your body every day, you  can decrease a desire for using drugs. Feeling and looking good are helpful ways to support better habit of exercise as resistance against drugs and alcohol.Relapse Risk Stress may be one of the biggest factors that is important…

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Hypnosis Can Help Addiction Treatment: Here’s How

Hypnosis is serious business for some people. It may even help with addiction treatment for others in recovery. Referred to as hypnotherapy, sessions are said to reduce stress, manage pain, improve health, and lead to success in their treatment. Practitioners who use it say it can lead to success for certain people who are ready…

man practicing yoga pose for holistic addiction treatment during his recovery from heroin

The Power of Holistic Addiction Treatment in Recovery

A new development in the field of addiction care is increasing implementation of holistic treatments that approach wellbeing from the perspective of a person’s mind, body, and spirit. Holistic treatment, in this sense, is about the power of whole recovery versus looking at each disparate part.Holistic Treatment A complementary treatment strategy is used with traditional…

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How Can I Deal Better with Nausea from Withdrawal?

Usually under medical supervision, a tapering process can be monitored for people in withdrawal. Two common symptoms include nausea and vomiting. Withdrawal nausea and vomiting are uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms that occur among people who have been addicted to drugs or even after a period of substance abuse. Mild to severe symptoms may occur but…