Sensory Regulation in Recovery

Emotional self-regulation is a crucial life skill. Our ability to modulate our emotions keeps them from becoming excessive, counterproductive, or inappropriate. We cannot help having emotions, of course—and they are quite important after all—but when we let our emotions control our decision making, we tend to run into trouble. It’s quite normal to be temporarily…

A spilled bottle of pills begs the question: what is a benzo?

What is a Benzo?

Benzo, or benzodiazepines, are a category of medication that doctors use to relieve pain or reduce anxiety and insomnia. These are among the most used drugs in America. Currently, one in eight U.S. adults (12.6 percent) are taking benzo medication for some type of mental health condition.  While benzos are effective in treating these conditions,…

A man pushes away a glass of alcohol and wonders what the alcohol detox timeline is

Alcohol Detox Timeline

Once you decide to quit drinking, you may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms within ten days of starting your path on the alcohol detox timeline. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild irritations to severe medical complications. How long your withdrawal symptoms last depends on how long you’ve been drinking, how much you drink, and whether you…

A man drinks from a glass bottle, as his wife considers how family and addiction are interconnected

Family and Addiction

Family and addiction therapy is effective in helping both adults and adolescents heal from addiction in the home. Family therapy can act as a support network if you or a loved one are recovering from substance abuse.  A family participation therapy program combines evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment that addresses all issues that arise from…

A man puts an edible hallucinogen on his tongue and wonders what is a hallucinogen

What is a Hallucinogen?

What is a hallucinogen? Find out more about these mind-altering drugs by reading our latest article below. Hallucinogens are a category of drugs that produce mind-altering effects when a user takes them. Hallucinogens are often classified into two categories: classic hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. Both substances produce a euphoric effect or hallucinations. When a user…