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How Hiking in Sedona Can Help in Recovery

When we talk about therapies for addiction, our mind draws a picture of medical treatments and a series of in-person therapeutic sessions. It is not wrong to say that almost every such program primarily includes these methods to help people fight addiction. However, recent trends show that the structure of…

Why Do Athletes Suffer from Addiction?

Drug addiction among athletes can be traced back to the third century B.C. During the Greek Olympics, athletes were known to use alcohol to deal with their performance anxiety. They also consumed hallucination-inducing mushrooms to boost their performance. What started as a coping mechanism has now become the new norm….

Facts About Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is the most common substance abuse problem persisting worldwide. With the people paying seemingly less attention to this disorder, more and more individuals are indulging in this activity. Doesn’t matter if you are drinking hard liquor like tequila, bourbon, gin, or even light ones like beer, wine, etc.,…

Addiction in Men vs Women

Addiction is a universal problem that defies the odds of boundaries and cultures. And while this disorder stands equally on every ground, there is a difference in how it causes, manifests, and is treated depending on the gender. This is the reason why it affects both men and women differently….

Current Drug Trends In The US

Substance abuse has been a major problem in the United States for more than a decade now. Drug users in the US spend billions of dollars every year just to get the high they are looking for, despite knowing they are risking their lives in the process. Alcohol, opioids, marijuana,…

Everything You Need to Know About Schedule III Drugs

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was enacted in 1970 which led to the classification of drugs into five different schedules. The categories ranged from the most dangerous (Schedule I) to the least of all (Schedule V). These drug classification terms have become an integral part to classify and differentiate drugs…

Everything to Know About Crystal Meth

Drug abuse is a global menace that has engulfed many adults and even a good proportion of teens. Although governments around the world are working hard to get rid of substance abuse, complete eradication of this condition is still a dream far fetched. Various drugs, both prescription and non-prescription, are…

What is PCP?

Phencyclidine or commonly known as PCP is a dissociative drug that may cause hallucinations. The drug has sedative and anesthetic effects that are almost trans-like and people who use PCP explained a feeling where they feel detached from their body.  Developed in the 1950s, the drug was primarily used as…

How To Start The Process Of Substance Abuse Treatment at Arizona Recovery

How To Start The Process Of Substance Abuse Treatment Arizona Recovery, a Luxury Rehab Center In most cases, a big percentage of people across the world who seek treatment for alcohol and drug treatment is usually diagnosed with other disorders. It’s for this reason why Arizona Recovery, a luxury rehab…

What Is Mental Health Awareness Month?

Mental Health America, then known as the National Association for Mental Health, started the idea of Mental Health Month in 1949. The concept has since then seen tremendous response from people and has helped the organization to reach larger groups of people. Various other organizations interested in mental health join…

Why Do People Fall Into Addiction?

A number of people question the very mindset of people who have an addiction to alcohol or drugs. What makes them do drugs? Why do they continue substance abuse even after knowing the ill-effects of addiction? While these questions may baffle the non-addicts and make them believe that the urge…

How To Cope With Anxiety In Recovery

Anxiety is not something that should be dismissed easily. Some people feel anxious when they are outside, socializing, and/or hanging out with a group. Some people are anxious thinking about their future. Different people have different reasons to be anxious. However, for those who are in recovery, anxiety can be…

Different Kinds of Therapy

If you are on the hunt for a therapist or treatment program, you might want to contemplate which type of therapy will be the most beneficial to you. Considering the sheer number of the types of therapies available, it can be overwhelming to commit to a specific one. However, the…

Naltrexone Implants for Alcohol & Opiate Addiction Treatment

Addiction is not a disease that can be cured with a five or seven day medicinal course. It is a mental state where an addict cannot stop their body’s cravings for harmful drugs and alcohol, which in turn keeps eating their body from within. Although addiction of any sort is…

Recovery During A Crisis

During this time of worldwide crisis, everyone’s will, determination, and strength has been put to the test. The effect of COVID-19 on mental health is as dangerous as the virus itself. Countries have imposed total lockdown, you cannot go outside unless it’s an emergency. Everyone’s routines have been shaken up,…

What Addiction Does To Your Health

Drugs are chemicals that poses adverse effects on our body depending on the type. Some of them have long-lasting and permanent effects on the health of both the body and the brain, which can be observed even after the person has stopped substance abuse. And just when you think drugs…

Treating Unresolved Trauma

Some trauma can stay with us for the rest of our lives. It can affect everyday activities and responses in ways we do not even recognize. It can even lead to causing physical pain from the stress that is carried subconsciously. While the trauma itself cannot be treated because it…

Can Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Addiction?

There is no doubt that addictions can be fatal for you. For decades, both medical and scientific experts have been trying to find a concrete solution for treating all kinds of addictions. But there is yet to be a ground-breaking discovery in the field. For the past few years, researchers have…

Addiction in the LGBTQ+ Community

Addiction and substance abuse appear to be a prominent issue within the LGBTQ+ community, though unfortunately not enough research has been conducted to get the full gauge of the impact that addiction has had on this community. According to Drugabuse.org, federally funded surveys have just recently begun to ask clarifying…

Tips To Prepare For Coronavirus

By now, you and virtually everyone around you have probably heard of the COVID-19 virus, or Coronavirus. This virus has been spreading across the world, originating from Wuhan, China. Coronavirus is one that can spread from person to person through physical contact or close proximity. It is a respiratory illness…

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Sober

There are plenty of people out there wondering if they need to just cut back on their alcohol/drug use or just get sober. However, the thought of totally kicking their substance of choice can scare them; understandably so! We as humans like the sense of consistency, normalcy, and familiarity. So,…

What Lesson Can You Learn in Therapy?

Sobriety can be a difficult thing to manage, especially during the early stages of recovery. When a former addict first decides to live a life of sobriety, they become subject to something called withdrawal. This is a side-effect people with substance abuse disorders experience when they try and ween off…

Why Addiction Is So Prevalent In Athletes

Whether you enjoy sports or not, there’s no denying the fact that they are worldwide phenomenons. Soccer, football, baseball, cross country, cycling, you name it, there’s a massive following around it. Even if you don’t watch them yourself, you’ve probably got a general idea of what sports look like: athletes…

Behaviors That Classify As Addiction

When you think of the word ‘addiction’, what do you think of? Most of us think of someone struggling with a dependence on alcohol or drugs; someone who is down on their luck and has developed an unhealthy dependence on substances. However, addiction can be much more than substance abuse….

Addiction: Choice or Disease?

Growing up, most of us were raised to believe addiction was a conscious choice that people make for themselves. We were brought up to view addicts as people miscreants, people we should not associate or even sympathize with. However, what if we told you that there is more to addiction…

Relapse Prevention Skills To Have

Sobriety can be a very fragile thing. Even if a person goes through years of sobriety, they could still fall victim to relapse. This is when a person falls back into their old habits of drug or alcohol abuse after a period of abstinence. Of course, for anyone looking to…

Life After Recovery

If you’ve gone through recovery, you know just how difficult it can be to transition over to normal life again. However, for those of you who are new to recovery or are actively going through it, don’t be too worried about “getting it right” immediately. Addiction has a way of…

When Do You Know It’s Time For Rehab?

Time for Rehab? Fighting drug addiction is vital for any victim because the long term effects can be destructive. The worst part is that people who become addicted to drugs deny the fact making it harder for them to be helped. In Arizona drug addiction have seen many people become…

5 Stages of Addiction

5 Stages of Drug Addiction and Their Symptoms Drug addiction is a slow and gradual process that ends up being permanent if not tackled at the right time. It is good to know that addiction takes place in stages, and if you are keen enough, you should be able to…

How Technology Plays a Role In Addiction

How Technology Is Playing a Vital Part in Drug Addiction Recovery Nobody wants to end up a drug addict, and that is why people suffering from the condition will do whatever it takes to redeem their lives. In the past, finding a solution to drug addiction problems was not easy…

Continued Care After Rehab

Addiction recovery can be an extremely sensitive process. A person who has battled addiction and substance abuse knows just how difficult it is to abstain from habitual use. However, it is not their fault, their minds have been altered by the toxic chemicals in substances. These chemicals make it nearly…

Opioid Addiction

Suffering is a condition that influences personality and behavior. You have power over the option of beginning with medications at first. When you abuse a medication, it will cause you to want to continue to use its pleasurable influence. In reality, the brain changes in some respects over time, so…

Break Free from Your Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine may sound like a complex chemical compound. But you would have surely heard of at least one of its more common names – crystal, ice, meth, yaba, or crank. Yes, it is the drug we are talking about! The highly addictive meth that has destroyed and continues to affect…

Cocaine Addiction

In the long term, addictions may profoundly affect your daily life. Dependent people are also subject to periods of depression and relapse. Despite these cycles, over time, addictions tend to be exacerbated. It can result in continuous health issues and severe effects such as bankruptcy. Although the majority of people…

Benzodiazepine Addiction: Effects and Symptoms

Benzodiazepine is a medicinal drug that belongs to the class of psychoactive drugs. They are generally used for the treatment of many kinds of psychological and mental conditions. The various types of benzodiazepine are used for a variety of medicines such as tranquilizers, sedatives, anxiolytics, and even muscle relaxants. Benzodiazepine…

Alcohol Addiction Abuse

Alcoholism is no joke, it’s a disease that needs proper medical rehabilitation and further therapeutic support in order for treatment to be successful. If an issue like this is left untreated, it can result in some serious consequences that could be detrimental to a person’s emotional, mental, physical and social…