• How Does Suboxone Work for Heroin Addiction?

    How Does Suboxone Work for Heroin Addiction?

    Heroin detox allows people to get the heroin out of their system. Detox center patients can receive many treatments to help them overcome addiction. For someone with a heroin addiction, Suboxone is one of the treatments that can work well.

  • How To Keep A Recovery Journal

    How To Keep A Recovery Journal

    A recovery journal might turn into one of your best tools. It puts your thoughts in a format where you can see them. Journaling in recovery forces you to look long and hard at yourself.

  • The Long Term Effects of Heroin Use

    The Long Term Effects of Heroin Use

    The long-term effects of heroin use occur at the physical, mental, and psycho-social levels. In this post, we’ll examine these long-term effects and present a counterargument against some common misconceptions.

  • Alcohol and Major Depression Symptoms

    Alcohol and Major Depression Symptoms

    Alcohol addiction and depression are two conditions that have a high likelihood of occurring simultaneously, thus making them a co-occurring disorder.

  • Getting Past The Hard Part: 5 Early Recovery Tips

    Getting Past The Hard Part: 5 Early Recovery Tips

    Early sobriety is hard. Indeed, many say it’s the hardest thing they ever did. Therefore, if you’re newly sober or just getting out of drug rehab in NJ, you’re likely struggling

  • Trauma-Informed Care In Behavioral Health Services

    Trauma-Informed Care In Behavioral Health Services

    Life often feels unpleasant. Even unfair. People that we love hurt us. They betray us. They might abuse us. We lose those we care about. To tragic, seemingly random events. Violence reaches out and touches us. Or those close to us.c

  • Why Just Being Sober Isn’t Enough

    Why Just Being Sober Isn’t Enough

    Sobriety isn’t easy. You tried really hard to get here. Now you’re trying really hard to stay here. That’s significant. Feel the weight of that accomplishment. You’ve made a critical decision.

  • Returning to Work in Recovery

    Returning to Work in Recovery

    You were so desperate. Your decisions felt like they just exploded in your face. No matter what you did, everything just seemed to fall apart. You needed relief. It seemed to take forever to get here. But it did come.

  • Anger Management and Addiction

    Anger Management and Addiction

    Most people struggle with anger. Whether it’s anger that explodes or anger that you stuff. It doesn’t matter. Just about everybody can relate to feeling angry. If you’re in recovery, you’ve noticed a relationship between anger management and addiction.

  • Alcohol and Major Depressive Disorder

    Alcohol and Major Depressive Disorder

    Addiction to alcohol and major depressive disorder are two conditions that have a high likelihood of occurring simultaneously, thus making them a co-occurring disorder. This means that addiction to alcohol and major depression symptoms often appear at the same time.

  • Benefits of Meditation in Recovery

    Benefits of Meditation in Recovery

    Meditation has moved out of the spiritual realm and into the medical field. Studies have shown that meditation assists in recovery from illnesses of the mind and the body. It also helps those in recovery from addiction.

  • Can Benzos Cause Anxiety?

    Can Benzos Cause Anxiety?

    Millions of these drugs are prescribed each year. Classified as sedative-hypnotics, they have an effect on the central nervous system very similar to alcohol. 

  • Effects of Cocaine Abuse on Mental Health

    Effects of Cocaine Abuse on Mental Health

    Cocaine is a stimulant, which means that it makes the nervous system operate faster. Regular brain functions will amplify, their natural effects seeming more intense.

  • How to Cope With the Time Between Therapy Sessions

    How to Cope With the Time Between Therapy Sessions

    Perhaps you’ve stepped down from a higher level of treatment. Or you’re attending to responsibilities at home, work, or school. You have a lot of freedom; a good deal of autonomy. And you should have it.

  • What Should I Do to Get Rid of My Addiction?

    What Should I Do to Get Rid of My Addiction?

    Do these ideas sound familiar? Even if you haven’t had these exact thoughts, you may have had similar ones. As addicts, we sometimes like to believe that our behaviors only affect us. We’re whole people.

  • Are Partial Hospitalization Programs Effective?

    Are Partial Hospitalization Programs Effective?

    Partial Hospitalization Programs, also known as PHP treatment, deliver intensive behavioral health treatment without requiring overnight stays in a medical facility.

  • The Importance of Outpatient Care after Residential Treatment

    The Importance of Outpatient Care after Residential Treatment

    The usual course after an inpatient medical detox is to attend a residential or partial hospitalization program with a sober living component. Better programs will offer aftercare planning for when a patient completes the program and leaves the facility. An aftercare plan typically includes a number of components. 12-step or alternative fellowship meetings, medication management, and outpatient treatment are usually included.

  • The Importance of Treating Co-occurring Disorders

    The Importance of Treating Co-occurring Disorders

    Co-occurring disorders are psychological conditions that exist in parallel with a substance abuse disorder. This is also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. One example would be a person who is addicted to prescription opiate pain medications but also has Bipolar II disorder. Many people with substance abuse disorders enter treatment completely unaware of their secondary diagnosis. They may know that they have always seemed more anxious than others or struggled to find happiness most of their lives. This is not the same as having a formal diagnosis, however. People with undiagnosed mental illness are more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate and change the way they feel. (1)

  • Is Your Loved One Addicted? Questions to Ask

    Is Your Loved One Addicted? Questions to Ask

    Addiction is a cruel master, it is said. Like most behavioral health disorders, it impacts not only the sufferer, but their loved ones.

  • How Long is Alcohol Rehab?

    How Long is Alcohol Rehab?

    When a person addicted to alcohol finally decides they are ready for help, one of the first questions they ask is ‘how long will I be in treatment?’. The short answer is: It depends.

  • How To Pay For Residential Treatment

    How To Pay For Residential Treatment

    Once a person has made the decision to go to residential treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, one of the first questions often asked is: How? Here we will examine the options for residential treatment and how to pay for them.

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