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How Unresolved Trauma Can Lead to Addiction

Severe trauma requires to be addressed appropriately, with professional help. Some trauma sufferers are unable or unwilling to do this.  If they respond by self-medicating, they risk addiction to mood-altering substances, thereby compounding their problems. When people seek to explore the causes of addiction they talk of nature and nurture, meaning the causes are broadly both genetic... ❯❯❯

First Time Undergoing Recovery? Here’s What to Expect

If substance addiction has finally forced you into making proactive choices for recovery, you might be wondering what to expect. While every case is different, recovery can be intimidating or even frightening if you’re going through it for the first time.  If you’ve been dependent upon drugs or alcohol for a long period of time, living without these substances can feel like an... ❯❯❯

Five Dual Diagnosis Disorders of Addiction

When someone is struggling with addiction, they are usually masking something below the surface. Whether it’s childhood trauma, sorrow surrounding loss, or a mental health disorder, sobriety usually comes with working on the problems that pushed the person to use drugs and alcohol in the first place. A large amount of addictions are compounded by a dual diagnosis. Below are five mental... ❯❯❯

Balancing Bourbon & Well-Being

It’s no secret that we love bourbon, but with every vice one must acknowledge its pitfalls. Alcohol is extremely addictive if you’re not careful. While some people simply can’t drink and keep a level head—we all have that friend—even the average drinker can succumb to alcoholism. If you want to continue enjoying fine bourbon and other alcoholic beverages, balance is... ❯❯❯

It Is Possible to Manage Recovery and Motherhood, Here’s How

Addiction has become a dirty word. That is unfortunate because that also means that recovery is equally viewed as tarnished. The last thing a person needs who is suffering from substance use disorder is hesitancy with regard to seeking effective treatment. It is important to realize that there is effective treatment available. It is also important to realize that it won’t be easy. It is a... ❯❯❯

5 Simple Tips For Going Away To College

Moving away from home for college is an important rite of passage for some, but it can also be a stressful and intimidating experience. Many young people may feel anxious about the unexpected changes and challenges that await them. To make it easier, here are 5 simple tips for going away to college! Stay in Touch with Family and Friends As you begin your new life in college, you will meet a... ❯❯❯

Charting Services for Recovery Centers - What to Choose

Health records are essential in detailing the patient's history and recovery process. Therefore, health facilities and practitioners should incorporate the most effective record approaches and involve professional healthcare providers. The recovery centers rely on the charting services to examine and treat their patients. The reliance has seen a surge in electronic media records (EMR) software... ❯❯❯

Do immigrants report work injuries at a lower rate?

Immigrant workers tend to report workplace injuries and ailments at a lower rate than their native counterparts. Aside from their susceptibility to employer exploitation, they face a variety of hurdles in reporting work-related injuries and infections and in getting proper medical care. Immigrants frequently encounter language barriers and are more likely to work for companies that don’t... ❯❯❯

Learning How to Manage Anger in Recovery

Anyone who has ever had to go through recovery will know how incredibly difficult it is. In fact, many people have said it’s one of the most difficult, probably the most difficult thing they have ever had to go through. There are many reasons for this. Besides having to deal with the inevitable process of withdrawal, you'll also have to put up with uncontrollable cravings for the substance... ❯❯❯

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy & Addiction

Finding out that you're expecting can be exciting and joyous. Most moms-to-be grow immediately more conscious of their health because everything they do affects their growing child. Unfortunately, for a mom-to-be addicted to drugs or alcohol, pregnancy can trigger so many fears — adding stress to an already overwhelming situation. As taboo as it is to openly recognize, substance abuse... ❯❯❯