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As you may know, the United States is in the midst of a serious opioid crisis. In the past century, we have gone through periods of discovering and using many different opioids for their perceived ability to help people come off the more dangerous drugs....

This time in my life was quite difficult, and thinking back on it, it still stirs bad memories and pain I had to deal with. This difficult time involved alcoholism. This time has long passed, and I overcame the need for alcohol. However, there are...

Prayer and meditation are two important parts of spiritual practice for many people. Whether you're a religious person, spiritual, agnostic, or atheistic, some combination of prayer and meditation may be benficial to you. Especially in recovery, we may pick up prayer or learn how to...

by Alyson Monaco The road to rehabilitation can be long and rocky, all in the hopes of coming out the other side with better a sense of self and improved mental health. A sunny outlook on life may seem incredibly far away. For many people, especially...

Finding the Best Time to Meditate Meditation is certainly something many people are interested in but just don't know where to start. Especially when first learning to meditate, one of the pieces of the puzzle is that we can't seem to find the right time to...

Residential Treatment Centers for Addiction and Mental Health We are a blog dedicated to helping those suffering from addiction and mental health disorders. A big piece of that puzzle these days is residential treatment, sometimes called inpatient treatment. We thought we'd offer some information about the...

The Worst Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Many drugs and substances cause intense withdrawal symptoms. From headaches and nausea to psychotic symptoms and liver damage, the symptoms of withdrawal run a huge spectrum of unpleasant experiences. Each substance causes withdrawal symptoms in their own way, and we're going...

Essential oils have many uses. I was quite skeptical myself before finding some oils that helped me relax, sleep, and take breaks. I also found some that gave me energy and helped me focus. There are a few oils that people use to help with...

What is Rehab Like? I remember the moment when I realized I needed to go to rehab. My life had been spiraling out of control for years and I knew that I needed help. At the time I was 18 years old and did not know...

Compassion is a bit of a buzz word, which is a good thing! The Dalai Lama famously said, "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." It's a powerful practice and quality to cultivate that can...