• The Importance of Pain Management in Rehab and Recovery from Painkillers
    Friday, April 13th, 2018

    The Importance of Pain Management in Rehab and Recovery from Painkillers

    Here at Harmony Place, we understand the importance of pain management during rehabilitation for painkiller addiction. Our clients’ struggles with painkiller addictions often are rooted in chronic pain. Many began taking painkillers due to constant back pain, arthritis or...
  • Using Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment Therapy
    Friday, April 6th, 2018

    Using Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment Therapy

    It is a natural human inclination to seek pleasure and to evade uneasiness and distress, but research indicates we are not always aware of this innate inclination. For example, we might pick up our tablets or cell phones to...
  • Addiction Treatment Therapy Types that Work Best for Preventing Relapse
    Friday, April 6th, 2018

    Addiction Treatment Therapy Types that Work Best for Preventing Relapse

    Overcoming addiction is an extremely difficult and arduous process. Preventing relapse, therefore, is a vital part of recovery. There are countless reasons why relapse prevention is important. Most people overcoming addiction will experience thoughts and urges to go back....
  • How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?
    Monday, March 12th, 2018

    How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?

    The stages of alcohol withdrawal, while unique for each individual, follow a familiar pattern. Some call this pattern an alcohol withdrawal timeline. When those trying to overcome alcohol dependency use this timeline, it can help them map their path...
  • What is Alcoholic ‘Wet Brain’?
    Friday, January 12th, 2018

    What is Alcoholic ‘Wet Brain’?

    Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous forms of substance abuse for many reasons, one of which is the possibility of contracting alcoholic “wet brain,” or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This is a common occurrence among chronic alcohol abusers and has...
  • Can You Get Addicted to LSD?
    Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

    Can You Get Addicted to LSD?

    D-lysergic acid diethylamide, known as LSD or acid, is one of a diverse class of drugs known as hallucinogens, which alter perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. LSD is the most widely used hallucinogen, and one of the most powerful drugs...
  • Are Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Different From Sex Addiction?
    Monday, January 1st, 2018

    Are Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Different From Sex Addiction?

    “Sex addiction” is controversial among mental health treatment providers, professionals, and psychologists alike. Equating process addictions with chemical addictions can be problematic. Instead, many use terms like hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, or even nymphomania. More accurately, Refinery29 explains, is the...
  • Why Selfishness Is Not the Same as Self-Love
    Thursday, December 28th, 2017

    Why Selfishness Is Not the Same as Self-Love

    Selfishness and self-love are two similar-sounding traits that actually have very different meanings. In active addiction, our thoughts and actions are marked by extreme selfishness. In recovery, however, we begin to shed our selfish behaviors and instead learn to...
  • What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?
    Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

    What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?

    The term “dry drunk” is used to describe an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, without entering treatment. A dry drunk has merely given up the addictive substance, but still suffers from the disease of addiction. With no program of...
  • 5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship
    Friday, December 15th, 2017

    5 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship

    It’s human nature to want a fulfilling romantic relationship. Though it’s universally recommended that we don’t begin any new relationships during the first year of our recovery, many of us may already be in a committed relationship when we...