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How Does Heroin Detox Work?

Heroin is a synthesized derivative of the opiate poppy. This highly addictive, recreational drug induces a euphoric state. Death is a real danger from overdose, impure heroin, or other substances added to it to adulterate the drug. Exposure to HIV and hepatitis B and C are also very real risks. It is one of theRead More

What Are the Basics of Behavioral Addiction?

Almost everyone thinks they understand addiction when it comes to substances like alcohol, nicotine, or drugs. Fewer people are aware that healthy, life-affirming behaviors can also become compulsions. Things like eating, having sex, and other types of behavioral addictions are part of being human but they can also kick up pleasure-related neurotransmitters that create pathwaysRead More

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

Why Does Sleep Apnea Appear in People Who Abuse Ecstasy?

Recreational users of the drug ecstasy may be putting themselves at risk of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea afflicts millions of Americans and is a common disorder that pauses breathing during sleep. It is important to understand why sleep apnea appears in people who abuse ecstasy and how people can get help for sleep disorders. EcstasyRead More

Embrace Difficulty Using the Power of Meditation

Uncertainty seems to be the name of the game lately. In the environment, in personal relationships, and the world at large, it seems there is less certainty than ever. Meditation can be a powerful tool to use when seeking to embrace difficulty in your life. Perhaps you want to become more grounded and more atRead More

How Do People Cope with Loss in Recovery and Stay Sober?

When a loved one dies from addiction, it can be very scary. Anytime someone passes away it is very difficult and challenging to process. Coping with this loss in recovery, and remaining sober, is another challenge altogether. Especially if you want to stay clean and not relapse. Learn some tips for how to cope inRead More

Get Sleep Hygiene in Order (and Why it Matters)

When the kids go back to school, when life gets in order again, and when it seems everything is at greater peace, life overall seems to go more smoothly. Difficulty getting to sleep can come from lots of places, but it is important to practice good hygiene in sleep habits as well as overall healthRead More

What Are Some Tips to Identify and Combat Shame?

Addictive behavior almost always has a shame element and commonly works like this: You have normal life stressors such as your job, financial worries, relationship problems and more. These stressors become overwhelming and prompt strong emotion, such as anxiety or depression that you don’t know how to handle. Because of this, you self-medicate with alcohol,Read More

The Quiet Epidemic of Nurses Struggling with Addiction

Alcohol and drug dependence among nurses is a burgeoning challenge for the healthcare profession. Nurses are quickly becoming the backbone of the nation’s healthcare system as doctors become more burdened with paperwork and insurance issues, which leaves less time for patient interaction. Nurses are left to do more day-to-day tasks of caring for people andRead More