Travel Away from Addiction

Many are told that traveling away for addiction recovery can be beneficial and it is. In general, traveling provides happiness and helps with moral for many people. When vacation time comes around people will go far out of the way to explore the different regions here on Earth. “What makes traveling so benefit though?” There is a myriad of answers …

Addiction, Habits, and the New Year

The new year. It’s a time for a change as 2017 comes to an end and 2018 begins. People promise themselves with new year’s resolutions of going to the gym, reading more, and starting other healthy habits. Understandable as it feels like a starting point after all. However, when the new year comes in it’s time to party. Many will …

Music Therapy for Substance Abuse

Music. It’s meditative, relaxing, therapeutic, stimulating, cultural, and acts as a communication channel. The sound itself vibrates with each one of us internally. When the metronome of the tune syncs with the acting stimuli in the brain it enhances, alters or mediates our thoughts, feelings, and reactions towards different situations. When we hear the music of different genres: funk, hip-hop, …

Kava to Combat Alcohol Addiction

Kava is a tea prepared from the Piper methysticum, a plant native to the western Pacific islands. The drink is notorious for its ability to reduce stress, anxiety, muscle soreness, and it can relieve pain. However, that is just one strain. The plant itself contains a myriad of different strains that come with effects that range from relaxation to stimulation. …

6 Tips to Help Combat Insomnia from Substance Abuse

Insomnia. It keeps people awake into the late hours of the night without question. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stimulants and others are to blame for causing one’s lack of sleep and substance abuse can further antagonize this problem. People using drugs or alcohol to put themselves to sleep will find that it only further exacerbates the situation at hand. After …

Therapy Dogs Sniff Out Underlying Issues

Animal-assisted therapy is used in a myriad of different fields and industries to help people cope with different issues either physical or mental due to reported benefits: Reduced anxiety Self-empowerment Releases calming endorphins It is common to see therapy dogs with children, at retirement homes, and mental health units. A study was conducted to examine the effect therapy dogs have …

Holidays and Addiction

The holidays are around the bend and while fun, cheerful, and positive, it also brings added stress with money, travel, and scheduling suddenly taking a priority in one’s life. For those who have an active addiction, their stress is amplified for the reasons mentioned above as well as a couple others. There are one of two likely scenarios that approach …

Power in Groups

Times can be stressful, and it can leave feeling alone and afraid. As social creatures, it is innate for people to converse with one another whether the focus is centered around sports, politics, addiction, or other commonalities that affect people on a regular basis. When is faced with a stressful situation it can be daunting to move past it. Many …

The Ruling on Kratom

People who suffer from opioid and heroin addiction have been using Kratom, a plant found in south-east Asia, to help relieve the withdrawal effects and ween themselves off altogether. Kratom is an enigma in the world of substance as it has both stimulant and opioid-like effects. The plant at low dosages spikes energy in the individual and at higher dosages, …

Timeline of Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal from alcohol is a challenge for anyone who is trying to detox. The severity of the process all depends on a plethora of factors such as how long the individual has been dependent for and how much liquor they consume on a daily basis. Alcohol detox itself typically lasts about a week with the climax happening after seventy-two hours. …