Whether we realize it or not, having gratitude changes the way we interact with the world. It promotes the thoughts and behaviors that support our recovery. It is helpful to try to shift your mindset to focus on being grateful for something each day. In early recovery we make choices to give up one way
Recovering from an addiction can be aided through many different techniques, one of which being acupuncture. Acupuncture is a 2,000 year old Chinese tradition that is still used today all over the world. It is a stimulation of specific points on the body through penetration of thin needles. The insertion of these needles helps with
Studies have shown that about 25 percent of people with addiction also have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Developing both addiction and ADHD can happen because of a number of reasons. One reason could just be genetics. Both ADHD and addiction are genetic problems and can therefore be passed down to children.
The holiday season can be hard for an addict or alcoholic in recovery. It is filled with family gatherings, parties and other social events that all usually involve alcohol. For a recovering alcoholic, these are very tempting places to relapse. An alcoholic may get caught up in the holiday spirit and indulge in one too
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, four out of five college students drink alcohol. Half of these students that drink also binge drink, which is defined as consuming between 4 to 5 drinks in two hours. This is a dangerous amount of alcohol and can have many health consequences if done
Transitioning from a life of addiction to a life of sobriety is a big change. You have to completely transform your life in order to be successful in your sobriety. What you spent your time doing before is most likely not what you are going to spend your time doing sober. You will need to
A non-addictive opioid painkiller could be on the market by 2017, according to the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD). The NCADD is reporting that about a dozen non-addictive opioids are in development, including CR845. This particular drug was created by Cara Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that hopes to have the drug
If you have someone close to you who has struggled with addiction, you may have noticed a big personality change in them. Before becoming an addict, your loved one may have been a very calm and honest person. But as their addiction progressed, you may have noticed that they started frequently lying. These lies could
School nurses deal with countless amounts of children on a daily basis. Children come to them for something as simple as needing a band aid or something as complicated as emotional issues. Being able to talk to them first hand allows them insight to their emotional and physical health. School nurses can see if a
Equine Assisted Therapy is a type of treatment for conditions like anxiety, depression and addiction. It involves equine activities to promote growth to overcome the specific individual issues. It has been shown to improve a person’s ability to manage emotions, communication skills, self-esteem and feelings of trust. It gives a sense of empowerment and control.