Category Archives: Healthy Living

  • How-to Maintain Long Term Sobriety
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

    How-to Maintain Long Term Sobriety

    Achieving long term sobriety is the ultimate goal of all addiction treatment, but it can be a very hard goal to achieve. In many cases, abstinence lasts for only a short time and success doesn’t always improve with multiple...
  • 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...
  • The Link Between Nutrition and Depression
    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

    The Link Between Nutrition and Depression

    It’s not hard to grasp the connection between the foods we eat and our physical well-being. It stands to reason that a healthy body thrives on healthy food. However, we may not understand that what we eat also affects...
  • Why are anabolic steroids dangerous?
    Friday, November 10th, 2017

    Why are anabolic steroids dangerous?

    Anabolic steroids, also known as performance-enhancing or appearance-enhancing steroids, are synthetic variations of the male sex hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids are used medically to treat hormonal problems, including delayed-onset puberty, and muscle loss due to certain diseases. Referred to...
  • HOW: Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness
    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

    HOW: Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness

    “We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program.  Willingness, honesty and open mindedness are the essentials of recovery.  But these are indispensable.” (Appendix II, “Spiritual Experience”, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 567-568) This quote from...
  • What Are Process Addictions?
    Thursday, September 7th, 2017

    What Are Process Addictions?

    A commonly – and erroneously – held belief is that addiction is restricted to substances like drugs and alcohol. However, our understanding of addiction has expanded in recent years, and scientists now believe that any stimulating activity can become...
  • How Does Acupuncture Support Addiction Treatment?
    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    How Does Acupuncture Support Addiction Treatment?

    Acupuncture is becoming an increasingly popular complementary treatment for addiction recovery. When this holistic addiction therapy is used in conjunction with other evidence-based treatment strategies, acupuncture can provide pain relief and alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with...
  • Change Negative Stress To Positive Stress With These 3 Steps
    Friday, May 19th, 2017

    Change Negative Stress To Positive Stress With These 3 Steps

    Calm Down Your Body. When you’re under a peak amount of stress, trying to relax the body is one of the last things you are thinking about. Priority is given to all those stressful things swirling around your mind....
  • Why Letting Go Of That Resentment Is So Hard
    Friday, April 21st, 2017

    Why Letting Go Of That Resentment Is So Hard

    The talk of “God” and a higher power is one of the things which turns people away from the twelve steps and any kind of treatment program which includes the use of the twelve steps. Rumors of an inventory...
  • The Role Of A Higher Power In Recovery
    Friday, March 24th, 2017

    The Role Of A Higher Power In Recovery

    Spirituality is a big topic in recovery. Talking about ideas of religion, beliefs, faith, and spirituality is a turnoff for many people and sends them running for the hills before giving recovery a chance. Alcoholics Anonymous and its associated...
  • Mindfulness Meditation For Anxiety
    Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Mindfulness Meditation For Anxiety

    Anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder can be hard to treat. Anxiety is a matter of thought. Thinking is one of the most difficult things to change in the brain. Anxious thoughts and thinking behaviors...
  • 10 Troubling Warning Signs Of Depression
    Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

    10 Troubling Warning Signs Of Depression

    Depression isn’t always obvious. Sometimes the changes can go unnoticed without realizing there could be an issue with depression at hand. Drastic Change In Appetite: depression changes appetite because it shifts the way the body reacts in its energy...