Category Archives: Healthy Living

  • Here’s Why You Should Avoid Mixing Stimulants and Depressants
    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    Here’s Why You Should Avoid Mixing Stimulants and Depressants

    Mixing drugs together is not only risky but is also extremely dangerous. This is especially true when mixing stimulants and depressants. Since stimulant drugs and depressant drugs create opposite effects, a person’s body may react negatively and unpredictably. Only...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What Happens To Your Body When You Starve Yourself?
    Thursday, January 26th, 2017

    What Happens To Your Body When You Starve Yourself?

    Pro-anorexia websites advocate starvation and diet restriction to achieve a certain weight. The number, they emphasize, is worth the hunger and the pain. Starvation, or fasting, is  part of cultures all around the world. Some cultures do it intermittently...
  • Understanding Homesickness In Treatment
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

    Understanding Homesickness In Treatment

    Making the choice to move away for treatment is a tough one for many to make. Though a home may be a place of abuse, trauma, drug use, criminal activity, depression, or more, it’s easy to miss home. It’s...
  • Do You Have Entitlement Issues
    Thursday, December 15th, 2016

    Do You Have Entitlement Issues

    To be entitled means to believe you are more deserving of special treatment than other people. Essentially, you think the world revolves around you and that it shouldn’t be any other way. Entitlement is usually associated with personality disorders...