Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery

Recovery from drug addiction isn’t a singular event. Instead, it is a process that changes over your lifetime. Since triggers and cravings are ever-present in your home environment, you need many tools in your recovery toolkit. One of the most powerful tools you can use is the practice of mindfulness. You will learn the importance […]

Is Yoga Used in Rehab?

If you’ve never struggled with an addiction before and had to go to rehab, you might think that rehab is only about counseling and group therapy or other things of that nature. But it turns out there’s a lot more to rehab than just counseling. There are several different treatment options depending on the individual […]

How to Go About Maintaining Sobriety

How to Go About Maintaining Sobriety

Getting sober and staying sober are different things. The road doesn’t end once rehab does. Maintaining sobriety takes nurturing and it’s very much an investment in yourself that pays greater dividends the longer it lasts. Sustained sobriety takes planning, care and attention to both your inner world and the external triggers that will doubt land […]

Is Adderall a Stimulant or Depressant?

Most frequently used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aka ADHD, Adderall is a very commonly prescribed drug due to the prevalence of ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that “as of 2016, 6.1 million children aged 2-17 years living in the U.S. had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder”. Adding that […]

What Happens in Rehab?

What Happens in Rehab?

Among the most common recommendations for beating addiction is rehab, so well known in fact that it’s become sort of a catchall term nowadays. Naturally, it’s great that so many folks are aware of the inherent benefits that rehab can provide. But while treatment is oft-advised, not everyone knows what happens in a rehab program. […]

How to Help Someone With Addiction

How to help someone with addiction

It feels like being lost in the wilderness. The life of a loved one being thrown into turmoil – a son, daughter, aunt, uncle, mother, father, best friend – also throws your life into disarray. That stability you took for granted all of a sudden shattered by the realization that addiction is in some ways […]

How Yoga Can Benefit Addiction Recovery

In today’s society, attempts at addiction treatment are as diverse as the different substances found in addiction. When attempting to stay recovered, those who suffer from addiction have found success in adding yoga to their addiction treatment. Yoga, a popular form of exercise and lifestyle, is more than a physical workout. Yoga was originally designed as a […]

How Mindfulness Can Help with Addiction

Addiction recovery is a long road, but there are many tools you can use along the way to make the process easier. Mindfulness therapy is a technique you can use to be more aware of your thought processes and behavioral habits so that you can actively change them. Meditation is a huge part of mindfulness, […]

5 Suggestions for People in Recovery Who Have Trouble Meditating

Did you learn about the fine art of meditation on your journey toward recovery? As demonstrated by numerous studies, meditation is effective in helping recovering addicts stay on the path of sobriety. Meditation curbs cravings, helps manage impulsive behavior, and allows individuals to seek comfort in a tranquil lifestyle. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to […]

What is Emotional Intelligence?

One of the many by-products of mindfulness practice is the ability to understand the world of emotions and how they operate in the system. People who struggle with substance abuse typically suffer from a high degree of emotional stress and have little ability in managing emotions. Continued and sustained mindfulness practice allows individuals to develop […]