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How Stress Affects Health in Recovery

How Stress Affects Health in Recovery

A certain amount of stress in alcohol and drug recovery is inevitable. Stress can be motivating as long as it isn’t overwhelming. When stress is chronic, however, it can cause a host of health problems. The experience of being stressed is closely linked to a hormone...

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Cardiovascular Health Risks and Addiction

Cardiovascular Health Risks and Addiction

Substance abuse takes a toll on the heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system. Even caffeine affects blood pressure and circulation. Imagine what happens to the heart when you take cocaine or amphetamines! It isn’t just stimulants that are the culprit. Alcohol...

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Why the LGBT Community Faces Higher Rates of Addiction

Why the LGBT Community Faces Higher Rates of Addiction

Those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are more likely to deal with drug and alcohol addiction. According to statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, individuals who identify as LGBT are more than twice as likely as...

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Recovering from Methamphetamine Addiction

Recovering from Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive recreational drug that’s taken North America by storm over the last two decades. It can be sold as meth, speed, and crystal, among other names. For users of the drug, getting clean and sober is no easy task, but their lives depend...

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5 Phases of Addiction Treatment

5 Phases of Addiction Treatment

5 Phases of Addiction Treatment Not all of those suffering from addiction need the same level of treatment. Severely-dependent individuals may need extended medical detox and inpatient therapy. Others may only need intensive outpatient therapy and follow-up...

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Staying Emotionally Healthy In Recovery

Staying Emotionally Healthy In Recovery

Staying Emotionally Healthy In Recovery Addiction recovery can feel like a constant battle with your emotions. As your brain chemistry adjusts to sobriety, you may experience moods swings and bouts of serious depression. You may feel anxious in situations that you...

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8 Tips For Successful Drug & Alcohol Intervention

8 Tips For Successful Drug & Alcohol Intervention

Most people struggling with alcohol and drug abuse don’t respond well to suggestions that they have a problem, let alone being open to attending alcohol and drug treatment. Trying to talk to them one-on-one is often met with resistance and hostility. Planning a...

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Developing New Friendships in Recovery

Developing New Friendships in Recovery

One of the hardest parts about recovering from substance use is accepting that many of your old friends and acquaintances may not fit quite as well into your new life of sobriety. In fact, continuing to spend time with the people you hung out with while using can be...

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Managing Stress Through Movement

Managing Stress Through Movement

Managing Stress Without Drugs and Alcohol Through Movement And Exercise   Stonewall Institute Treatment Center understands that addiction is more than just a mental health issue. While the disease is rooted in the way your brain responds to substances, there’s a lot...

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