New Year’s resolutions for those in recovery

January 02, 2019 in Addiction, therapy, Treatment

New Year’s is a time to reflect and make new goals for the coming days. However, a majority of people do not succeed in reaching their goals because they do not make definitive resolutions. For someone in recovery, this is an extremely important time. Either one can make realistic resolutions and walk the path of lasting sobriety or one can make unrealistic resolutions and set the stage for disaster.

People in recovery must remember that they were brave to have reached where they are. They can further build on their achievements by making a few resolutions associated with lifelong sobriety and sticking by them. Some of these resolutions can be:

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 Taking on the parenting role during recovery from addiction

October 05, 2017 in Addiction, Substance Abuse, therapy, Treatment

Life in recovery from an addiction is full of challenges of various intensities. One such challenge is to maintain and rebuild relationships, including that with children. Parenting during early recovery needs a lot of balancing act as the person might have to devote a lot of time in aftercare. In addition, a parent might grapple with guilt feelings and face the wrath and indifference from children.

During recovery from drug addiction, a person can navigate through parenting by restoring children’s trust and nurturing a strong bond with them. Listed below are some important strategies that can help a parent during recovery:

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 Devil’s Breath: The memory wiping drug

February 23, 2017 in drug abuse, therapy, Treatment

Although the invention of different drugs to treat various diseases can be termed as miracle, the same can also be outlined as a destructive force, affecting people of any age, gender or race.  Scopolamine, also known as the “Devil’s Breath,” is one of them.

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 MDMA: The drug of choice for many students in 2016

December 28, 2016 in Substance Abuse, therapy, Treatment

Drug abuse has become a major problem in the United States, leading to significant health issues, road accidents, incarceration rates, and increased the financial and work-related burden. The current drug addiction epidemic in America has been touted as the worst by some of the health care experts in the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted that nearly 10.2 percent of people aged 12 years and above abused any illicit drug in the past 30 days in 2014.

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 Creativity and fight against addiction – Music therapy

September 16, 2016 in Addiction, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, therapy

Music has the power to transcend the soul to a different world. The tunes and rhythm not only soothe the mind, but also help in calming the nerves. Music can alter mood, relieve stress and energize body. It has also been found useful in healing pains and discomforts. Hence, music has always been considered one of the powerful therapeutic tools.

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 Creativity and fight against addiction – Art Therapy

September 06, 2016 in Addiction, therapy, Treatment

Addiction has grown common these days. The availability of drugs such as heroin and marijuana has led to more number of teens and students falling prey to addiction. Besides the conventional drugs, there are many new kinds of drugs and their derivatives that have taken addiction to a new level. Hence, a lot of development has also taken place in terms of recovery and rehabilitation.

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