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Get Eustress in Recovery for Greater Inner Peace

If you have not heard of this word before, this provides a whole new perspective on the idea of stress. Stress can come in any form. It is like a feeling that the walls are closing in or that you are treading water. Eu is Greek that means ‘good’ or ‘well.’ Euphoria and euphemism useRead More

What Are the Risks of Dextromethorphan Abuse?

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter (OTC) products, including Robitussin DM, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine, Tylenol Cold products, and Vicks NyQuil LiquiCaps.  When taken in excessive amounts, they can be quite dangerous. Learn more about the risks of DXM abuse and how to seek help. Cough Syrup Abuse DXMRead More

How Does Substance Abuse Affect People in the Military?

Substance abuse can often be a problem among active, reserve, and returning military personnel. Military service often exposes people to significant stressors like long deplyments away from family, exposure to combat situations, and physical injury. Substance abuse among members of the military are increasing. Learn more about how substance abuse affects people in the military.Read More

Is There a Link Between Substance Abuse and Impulsivity?

People turn to drugs and alcohol for different reasons. Some people want to experience a high, while others simply want to experience numbness, not feeling at all.  Research has been focusing on why people who abuse substances seem to also have a higher level of impulsivity or attraction to doing things that are higher risk.Read More

Tips for Surviving That Holiday Office Party

Even when everyone else is looking forward to that holiday office party this season, perhaps you feel a little differently in recovery. Perhaps you don’t even work in an office and wonder what is going to happen when it comes time to celebrate for the holidays. It might be hard to stick to sober resolutions,Read More

How Does Marijuana Alter Decision-Making?

Making decisions is something people do each and every day. Marijuana can alter decision-making because it changes the way people reach, think, and move forward in their lives following a decision. Disruptions in the normal use of the brain’s ability to process contribute to increased risk for developing a problem with decision-making. Marijuana Use CannabisRead More

Are Recreational Drugs Ever Safe?

Recreational drugs are a controversial topic. Many states are accepting medicinal marijuana and more are legalizing the drug for personal use. This growing legal acceptance is causing some to wonder if recreational drugs are as safe as everyone says, especially for someone in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Non-addictive Drugs Among drugs that areRead More