a woman comforting her friend who is showing the signs of a relapse

Knowing the Signs of Relapse

On your road to recovery, you will battle emotions and temptations that could lead you to use substances again—those receiving treatment for substance addiction experience at least one relapse during recovery. The good news is, understanding relapse helps you prevent it. This post will identify the signs of a relapse and highlight why it is…

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Social Media and Drug Abuse

In today’s world, social media is inescapable. It has completely altered our communication, allowing us to connect with people all over the world. When put to good use, social media does have several significant benefits. However, with the vital role it plays in our lives, is there a connection between social media and drug abuse?…

a woman making a smoothie for her friend as part of nutrition and addiction recovery

Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

Drug abuse often leads to nutritional deficiencies, which take a toll on the body. Drug users have minimal levels of minerals, vitamins, fats, and essential amino acids. These depleted levels negatively affect not only their physical health but their psychology as well. Combining nutrition and addiction recovery is crucial as you improve your general well-being…

a man listening to music while trying music therapy for recovery

How Does Music Therapy Help Recovery From Addiction?

Addiction affects people in many different ways. No addiction is the same and rarely will people have the same experience in their recovery. People are more accepting of treatment when it is tailored towards them and their interests. There are a number of alternative therapy options available to patients but music therapy for recovery has…

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Substance Abuse Professional

It’s no secret that substance abuse issues cut across all professions. Department of Transportation (DOT) policy requires those who violate the drug and alcohol policy undergo an evaluation by a substance abuse professional. Those working in the world of a substance abuse professional (SAP) include doctors, therapists, social workers, and addiction counselors. All who fill this role…