When individuals seek recovery for substance use disorder (SUD), they may have the misconception that treatment will solve all of their problems. There is no question that treatment is required… Read More
Why Do Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders Co-occur?
When an individual is struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder simultaneously, they are said to have co-occurring disorders. Disorders that co-occur are comorbid, which means… Read More
The Importance of Surrendering to Addiction Recovery
To recover from mental health conditions and substance use disorder (SUD), an individual must be willing to admit that they have a problem that requires treatment. Often, this is the… Read More
Understanding the Effects of Heroin
In 2019, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 and older misused opioid drugs the previous year. Of this population,… Read More
What Is Conscious Recovery in Addiction?
To recover from substance use disorder (SUD), professional treatment is required. Individuals must find the motivation to change within themselves. This helps them make a commitment to lifelong recovery. For… Read More
Substance Use and PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is a severe mental health condition that may develop in individuals who have experienced a shocking, dangerous or seemingly life-threatening event. While this condition is most… Read More
How to Find Spiritual Wellness in Addiction Recovery
During treatment — and certainly throughout recovery — individuals will likely be introduced to the importance of spiritual wellness. Despite common misconceptions, achieving and sustaining lifelong recovery requires more than… Read More
Ways to Combat Insomnia in Recovery
Individuals in recovery will likely experience a plethora of physical, mental and emotional challenges throughout their journey to achieve and maintain lifelong sobriety. One common challenge many people in recovery… Read More
How Do I Know if I Am Enabling My Loved One?
Being the parent, sibling, spouse or other loved one of an individual struggling with addiction can be incredibly difficult. Addiction is often referred to as a family disease because it… Read More
Why Trauma-Informed Care Is Essential for Veterans in Addiction Recovery
Veterans are a unique population of individuals who have endured myriad challenges throughout their lives, especially while they were on active duty. Veterans experience increased risks of developing substance use… Read More