Can I Be Addicted to Relationships?

Do you have a difficult time being alone, without a relationship? Do you stay in a relationship even when you are miserable? Or are you the kind of person who moves from relationship to relationship quickly to feel that “high” of falling in love? Although romantic relationships are part of the human experience, these relationships … Read more

What Heroin and Fentanyl Can Do to Your Body

Content Reviewed by Jennifer Wheeler, Clinical & Community Outreach One thing that the opioid epidemic has taught us is that the risk of overdose is a reality. Between 1999 and 2019, nearly 500,000 people died from opioid overdoses. These are staggering numbers, and much has been done to try to curb this epidemic. For those … Read more

Can Eating Healthy Really Help the Body Heal from Addiction?

Updated on 2/8/2023 Content Reviewed by Jennifer Wheeler, Clinical & Community Outreach Much of the focus of addiction recovery is placed on the consequences of your behaviors or how your behaviors affect your life and those around you. You may not be aware of just how much substance abuse is also harmful to your physical … Read more

You May Be Addicted, but You Are Not Broken

One of the most universal beliefs that people with chronic alcoholism or drug addiction have is that they are broken; that somehow, addiction makes them less than human or lesser than others without any known or visible addictions. Nothing could be further from the truth. Each one of us is a whole and perfect being, … Read more

Breaking the Cycle of Abusive Relationships Before They Break You

A very dysfunctional synergy exists between relationships, abuse and chronic alcoholism or addiction. When all three are present, they can create a cycle that is difficult to break. Whether the relationships came first, the abuse or the substance abuse, when you are a part of that cycle, it can be very difficult to get out. … Read more

8 Addiction Relapse Prevention Techniques that Work

Once you have made it through your original treatment to learn how to beat addictions, the focus turns to prevent addiction relapse. Whatever techniques you may have learned in treatment, you can never know too many. You never know when you will need that one technique to get you through a craving or through a … Read more

Why Is Inclusion Important in Addiction Recovery?

There are far too many places in our society where race, gender, sexual orientation, social status, wealth or other criteria determine how you are treated and what services you can access. While this is a deeply seeded societal issue, changes can be made. Within addiction treatment, in particular, this is something that can change now. … Read more

What Does Addiction Treatment Look Like?

One of the barriers for people accessing treatment for substance misuse is fear of the unknown. What will happen in treatment? What is the process for drug or alcohol addiction recovery? Who are the people that will be working with me? Many of these questions are easily addressed and can help you to feel more … Read more

Going to Work During & After Addiction Treatment

There are so many factors involved in going to work during or after addiction recovery treatment. What do you tell coworkers? What do they know about your addiction? What will they say if they find out? How do you explain any absences from the workday? Those are often the primary concerns, followed by questions such … Read more

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