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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...

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...

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...

Shop Recovery Gifts Staying sober can be difficult. Our lives often need to change in many ways, and it's a scary process. From meditation teachers and therapists to psychiatrists and sober living directors, we asked nine professionals for their tips on staying sober. Dr. Reef Karim, Lumion...

Shop Recovery Gifts One of the most difficult pieces of recovery is building a support network. We get sober and are suddenly faced with a bunch of new feelings, experiences, and difficulties. If we’re active in a recovery group, we may have a sponsor or mentor....

Shop Recovery Gifts Lets start by defining the term "co-occurring disorder". Simply, a co-occurring disorder is when someone has a mental health diagnosis along with a substance use disorder. Another term for the same thing is dual diagnosis. However, in recent years the language has shifted...