Recovery Nutrition: 7 Tips for Eating a Healthy Diet During Addiction Recovery

Recovery Nutrition: 7 Tips for Eating a Healthy Diet During Addiction Recovery

Substance abuse and addiction can negatively impact the body in many ways, including leading to malnourishment and nutritional deficiencies. Often, individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol begin to neglect their physical wellbeing. This may look like skipping meals, as many drugs decrease appetite, or choosing foods with little nutritional value. A healthy diet…

7 Mindful Group Activities to Help with Addiction Recovery

7 Mindful Group Activities to Help with Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without judgment. This can be done in any number of ways, and thousands of exercises have been created to help facilitate this practice. Many exercises include meditation, breathing exercises, body scans, and embodied movement. Others focus on the senses: smell, touch, taste,…

Rehabilitation Pros and Cons

Rehabilitation Pros and Cons

What Is Rehab?  The word ‘rehab’ is often used interchangeably with “treatment,” “addiction treatment,” and “addiction recovery center.” Rehab is used to describe a supervised program designed to help treat individuals who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. These days, it is a broad term, as there are a multitude of different approaches, treatment…

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: What to Consider

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: What to Consider

What Are The Benefits of Inpatient Rehab?  Many important benefits of rehab, such as individual and group therapies, are available in both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings. However, there are some key differences in offering between inpatient and outpatient that it is crucial to be aware of when comparing the two. Benefits of inpatient rehab…

Somatic Awareness: 5 Activities to Increase Somatic Awareness

Somatic Awareness: 5 Activities to Increase Somatic Awareness

What Is Somatic Awareness? Somatic awareness can be summarized as the experience of being aware of the physical body and being aware of sensations experienced through the body’s five senses: smell, touch, taste, seeing, and hearing.  Somatic awareness is also referred to as somatic mindfulness, and is the foundation of somatic therapy. Somatic therapy, or…

9 Signs That Someone Needs To Go To Methamphetamine Rehab

9 Signs That Someone Needs To Go To Methamphetamine Rehab

Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive psychostimulant drug. Tolerance to meth can be developed quickly, leading a meth user to depend on more and more of the substance to feel its effects. As tolerance increases and larger quantities of the drug are taken, physical dependence and addiction develop. Meth produces an intense but short-lived high that…

Medication-Assisted Treatment Options for Alcoholism

Medication-Assisted Treatment Options for Alcoholism

Not everyone is aware that there are medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options for alcoholism. It’s important to keep in mind that these treatment options are not a cure for an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Medications are used to help individuals who struggle with alcoholism get their lives back on track. This is similar to the way…

Risks of “Speedballing”

Risks of “Speedballing”

There are many risks and dangers of combining substances. One of the original uses for the term “speedballing” specifically referred to the combination of cocaine and heroin. The meaning of “speedballing” has shifted over time but the basic concept remains. In the case of cocaine and heroin, an individual is abusing a combination of a…

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

There are many methods to wean off, reduce, or cease alcohol consumption. The utility value of tips is somewhat based on if an individual only has the occasional drink, has a daily habit of drinking within moderation, has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or a full-blown alcohol addiction. A basic method involves time of day….