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What Does Evidenced-Based Practice Mean?

When undergoing addiction treatment, your doctor will likely provide a number of different ways you can go about treatment. Often times they will offer holistic therapies and treatment. But they will typically suggest going with evidence-based practices. Utilizing evidence-based treatment for addiction is an approach that is gaining popularity. Evidence-Based Practice, also known as EBP,…

You’ve Been Taught Wrong: Disproving Common Myths about Illicit Substances

Most people grow up with what they consider to be a “basic understanding of drugs”, based on many common myths.   “Marijuana isn’t so bad,” they say. “Natural drugs aren’t as harmful as synthetic ones.” Here are 5 of the most common myths about drugs and addiction… and their startling truths. Sharing prescription medication isn’t really…

The Power of Language in Recovery

People are raised to believe that words have little power. As children, the nursery rhyme “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is echoed over and over again. Truthfully, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Words can play an incredibly powerful role in shaping our psyches, identities,…

Retraining Your Brain: You DO Have Control!

In the early stages of any recovery process, it can be comforting to believe that you are not in control of your own life, and that the only thing that you can control is the very next decision you have to make. This allows you to break things down into manageable portions, and to focus…

How do I Advocate For Recovery?

One of the most effective ways to champion your own recovery efforts is to become an advocate for the addiction recovery process. While this is no way means you have to shout the intimate details of your entire recovery journey from the rooftops, it is important to remember that your journey and its success can…

Achieving Happiness in Recovery

When you’re high on substances, it is easy to believe that the feeling of euphoria you are experiencing is the best it will get for you. The brain is stimulated to a point of near primal pleasure, and the body convinces you that what you are feeling is the best thing ever. However, this could…

How Can my Family Help me in Recovery?

After a successful treatment process at an addiction treatment facility, many individuals mistakenly think their road to recovery has been completed. Unfortunately, however, things are not quite that easy. After initial treatment, an individual is reintroduced to the outside world, and the sights, sounds, triggers, and temptations that were not a part of the treatment…

Shedding Negativity in Recovery

It is almost impossible to efficiently get through recovery and maintain sobriety if you continue to allow negative people, influences, or environments to play a role in your life. This may sound harsh, but studies have actually indicated that those that remove negativity from their lives in the early stages of recovery see much faster,…