Some occupations have higher rates of addiction than others. Among the most vulnerable are lawyers, food service workers, manual laborers, and medical professionals. It’s strange to think medical professionals, including doctors, surgeons, EMT workers, and nurses, would be more likely to struggle with addiction. Many of them see first-hand the damage addiction can do to… Continue Reading Why Medical Professionals Are Vulnerable to Addiction
Adderall is a stimulant typically prescribed for ADHD. It’s a common medication and it’s frequently diverted or misused. It sometimes even misused by people who need it for ADHD. Most of the time, Adderall is misused by students who need to get a lot of studying done, as Adderall’s whole purpose is to increase focus… Continue Reading Is it Safe to Drink While Taking Adderall?
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself in recovery. Exercise strengthens willpower and executive function. It improves your mood by increasing serotonin, endorphins, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, which actually grows brain cells in certain parts of your brain. Exercise also makes you healthier and repairs some of the… Continue Reading How Swimming Can Help You Stay Sober
The idea behind neurofeedback is simple and powerful: When you can actually see what your brain is doing you have much more control over your mental states. Learning new skills requires immediate feedback. When you learn to write your name it’s much easier when you can see where the pencil is going and make corrections.… Continue Reading How Neurofeedback Can Help You Beat Addiction
Perhaps the biggest predictors of addiction is whether you have a close relative, especially a parent, who has struggled with addiction. Nearly all parents want their children to grow up to be happy, healthy people. If you have struggled with addiction, you might wonder if your children are fated to the same struggle. There is,… Continue Reading Will You Pass Addiction on to Your Children?
Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country help bring awareness to mental health. Each year they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the… Continue Reading Mental Health Month
For as long as drugs have been around people have used them, abused them, and faced addiction. Even ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Greeks all show signs of using different substances. Native Americans have been using peyote for spiritual and ritual reasons for thousands of years. The concept of addiction treatment, drug rehab and recovery has… Continue Reading History of Addiction Treatment & Drug Rehab
There are many books written by and for those in addiction treatment and recovery. Of course one of the most well known is Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book. This is a list of just 13 books but keep in mind there are many more out there. If you enjoy reading or just looking for some… Continue Reading Top 13 Books to Read in Recovery
Just because you are sober doesn’t mean you can’t have a social life. You can still go out and have fun, enjoy time with your friends, and make new ones. Being sober doesn’t mean you have to be a hermit with no life. In fact, going out and spending time with your friends and trying… Continue Reading Staying Social in Recovery
Finding like minded people can help you throughout your recovery, especially if you’re feeling the urge to use again. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and want to use again but using the techniques taught to you during treatment and going to a meeting can help you overcome the urge and remind yourself of… Continue Reading Finding Meetings in Salt Lake City