How to Meditate to Aid Your Recovery

Addiction recovery can feel like a roller coaster, especially at the beginning.  Your body can feel fuzzy now that you are no longer using drugs, and cravings can be intense.  Meditation can help you navigate the treacherous waters of addiction recovery, and help you...

Nutrition to Fuel Your Recovery

Proper nutrition during addiction recovery is essential for giving your body the nutrients it needs as it continues to heal, and for increasing your overall sense of wellbeing. So much of recovery is about creating a wholesome, fulfilling lifestyle that replaces...

Planning a Successful Intervention

A drug or alcohol addiction often isn’t difficult to spot if you know what to look for. And this means that friends or family members of an addict may need to intervene before it becomes too late to address the addiction. If you have a loved one who you think might...

Understanding Self-Medicating

Self-medication is a dangerous behavior that affects not only the individual, but also society in general as those surrounding the individual seek to help him or her address deeply-seated issues head-on. Understanding what motivates people to self-medicate can help...

Common Fears that Keep Addicts away from Treatment: Part 2

One of the most common obstacles that besets individuals who are considering seeking treatment for their addictions is fear. Fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of losing an identity—these are only a few of the types of fear that an addict might harbor prior to...