Risk Factors for Drug Addiction

What are the Risk Factors for Alcohol and Drug Addictions?

Recent advances in the medical industry have allowed us to prove once and for all that drug addiction is in fact a disease. It is a chronic neurological illness that is characterised by a poor dopamine control system in the brain. People who already have this predisposition in their brain will actively search for something…
Overcoming Loneliness in Addiction Recovery

Overcoming Loneliness in Addiction Recovery

After drug or alcohol rehab, those in recovery must build a new social support network, often from the ground up. This process is daunting and loneliness can creep in as you try to find the right support group, work on rebuilding relationships with family and friends, and weed out anyone who is detrimental to your…

Your Complete Guide to Relapse Prevention

The risk for relapse is so high that it is often considered an intrinsic part of the addiction recovery process. But, after a full-blown relapse, going back to treatment a second (or third or fourth) time can be even more difficult than the first time around. Some may never give themselves a second chance at…
What To Do If You Relapse in Addiction Recovery

What To Do If You Relapse in Addiction Recovery

Relapse is the ever-feared return to using your drug of choice and again experiencing the devastating consequences as addiction takes over and your life spirals out of control. While no one wants to return to using after entering addiction recovery, the fact is – slip-ups happen and relapse is often viewed as a characteristic of…
Stress and Relapse Prevention with Diet and Health Tips

Stress and Relapse Prevention with Diet and Health Tips

It is no secret that we all experience stress, and  the pressures of modern society can make it seem as though if you are not stressed out – then you are not working hard enough. But stress takes a significant toll on your physical and mental well-being. When stress becomes the norm, so do all…

New Year’s Resolutions for Recovering Addicts

A new year brings new opportunities for change and growth. For many people – addicts included – this takes the form of New Year’s resolutions. However, we all know that many resolutions are never actually achieved. This year, make your resolutions for recovery attainable and geared towards making your life as a recovering addict easier….

10 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an extremely challenging time for recovering addicts. Endless holiday parties, shopping, expectations from friends and family, and past memories of indulging in drugs and alcohol during this time, are all stressors that can make it seem as though the world is testing your hard earned sobriety. While stressful for most,…
Codependency and Addiction Symptoms and Treatment

Codependency and Addiction: Symptoms and Treatment

Healing from addiction is difficult for every addict, but when codependency and addiction occur together, recovery can be even more difficult. Here, you will learn what codependency is, the relationship between codependency and addiction, and treatment for codependency with and without addiction. First, let’s consider the basics: What is Codependency? Codependency is a relationship pattern…
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How Mindfulness Works in Addiction Recovery

Two main causes of relapse are personal triggers and stress. And while it may be somewhat easy for a recovering addict to avoid going to bars or hanging out with people they used with before getting sober, it’s not nearly as easy to avoid stress. Stressors, which are events or emotions that cause stress, are…
What Is Sex Addiction feature page

What Is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction has been in the spotlight quite a lot recently, with new studies and cases popping up all over the globe. But many people are still unsure about what sex addiction actually is, and what behaviours constitute the disease. What exactly is sex addiction? Best described as a behavioural disorder, the addict has compulsive…