• What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like

    Drug or alcohol detox is the first step in any addiction treatment plan. It is the short period of time, usually 3 to 10 days, during which you rid your body of its physical dependence on drugs or alcohol....
  • What to Bring to Rehab
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    What to Bring to Rehab

    Inpatient rehabilitation at a treatment center can mean days or weeks away from home. You’ll need to pack necessities, from clothing to medications, to help you stay comfortable throughout your treatment. However, it’s important to note that most rehabilitation...
  • Things to Consider Before an Intervention
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Things to Consider Before an Intervention

    While interventions have become the butt of jokes on many television shows, they are a serious and important tool in helping your loved one take the first step in fighting addiction. You should always carefully consider whether an intervention...
  • State of Addiction Treatment – Choosing a Reputable Treatment Center
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

    State of Addiction Treatment – Choosing a Reputable Treatment Center

    In early May, the Harmony Place leadership team attended the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) conference in Washington D.C. The conference covered a variety of topics, including the large amount of health care fraud and its implications...
  • Yoga Can Change Your Brain—And Helps You Treat Addiction
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

    Yoga Can Change Your Brain—And Helps You Treat Addiction

    Yoga has become more and more popular in the United States over the last few decades—and for good reason. The healing practice follows traditional Indian techniques to strengthen the body, relax the mind, and improve both physical and mental...
  • Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot

    Kratom, an over-the-counter herbal drug, is made from a plant in Southeast Asia. The drug is gaining popularity because it reportedly helps ease opioid withdrawals as well as treat other health issues like fatigue or pain. Between 3 and...
  • Dealing with Dual Diagnosis: When Sober Isn’t Good Enough
    Monday, January 7th, 2019

    Dealing with Dual Diagnosis: When Sober Isn’t Good Enough

    Although the definition of dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders is technically “the coexistence of both a diagnosed mental disorder and a substance use disorder” I believe that we all lie somewhere along the dual diagnosis spectrum. I believe that...
  • You baby them… You bury them…
    Monday, December 31st, 2018

    You baby them… You bury them…

    “Ding-dong…” that doorbell was music to my ears that bright and crisp Easter Sunday in early April of 1987. My sister and I raced downstairs and opened the front door to find two humongous Easter baskets filled to the...
  • The Secret to Sober Dating
    Monday, December 17th, 2018

    The Secret to Sober Dating

    While I am neither an accredited expert in the field of “sober dating” nor am I an expert on dating in general for that matter… I can, however, attest to the fact that I have probably gone on over...
  • Does Rehab Work?
    Monday, December 10th, 2018

    Does Rehab Work?

    Simply put, YES. Rehab does work (for some people), and for others… maybe not so much… or maybe… just not right away. I know from my own personal experience that I neither found a quick fix from a 30-day...
  • Can Alcohol Induced Heart Murmurs and Palpitations be Reversed
    Thursday, July 26th, 2018

    Can Alcohol Induced Heart Murmurs and Palpitations be Reversed

    Heart disease risk increases with both smoking and alcohol use – certainly you have heard the warnings, but most people don’t understand just how much of an effect alcohol really has on the heart and the cardiovascular system. Binge...