Understanding Relapse

Understanding Relapse

What is Relapse? Relapse is an addict’s return to addictive behavior after a period of abstinence. This occurs because repeated drug use is known to cause changes in the brain that affect a person’s ability to resist cravings and exercise self-control. As a hallmark...
How to Have a Sober Halloween

How to Have a Sober Halloween

Trick or treat! Halloween is one of the best nights of the year. Full of fun, this holiday allows you to get dressed up and go out with friends and family. Still, Halloween can be potentially triggering for those who are working through the recovery process. As...
5 Stress-Relieving Techniques

5 Stress-Relieving Techniques

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, stress is “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” Stress can come from a variety of factors as well, both environmental and otherwise, including jobs or careers,...
The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

Addiction affects millions of Americans every year and finding strength while under the grips of this illness is more challenging than many realize. Recovery is not just a slight adjustment, but a total change of your life. It takes strength, patience, and...
International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. This is “a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable” through means of education, information on community services and prevention and reduction of “drug-related harm by supporting...