Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

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  • Is Alcoholism a Disease?
    July 15, 2019
    Is Alcoholism a Disease and can it be a Genetic Predisposition? Language is, of course, one of the most important ways that humans communicate. The words we use are meaningful, especially so when it comes to serious issues like addiction. Over time, language shifts to fit our needs and...
  • Painkiller Addiction
    July 2, 2019
    What Does Painkiller Addiction Look Like? There is no clear image or description of what addiction is like. Still, for many people they at least had an idea that it was “hard” and illegal drugs like heroin or meth. It wasn’t something that would be a part of the...
  • Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
    June 25, 2019
    Why addressing specific communities is important Addiction is complex not only because of substances and how they affect bodies, but also because of the people dealing with it. When treating someone, it is important to take into consideration that person as a whole. This includes, but is not limited...
  • Addiction and Isolation
    June 15, 2019
    A Cycle of Addiction and Isolation Addiction steals from people. It steals time and destroys relationships and communities. Often, people suffering from addiction end up increasingly isolated. This could be due to their own guilt and shame, and they then cut themselves off from those around them. With the...
  • Xanax and Alcohol Mixed
    May 25, 2019
    Alcohol and Xanax (also known as Alprazolam) are both substances that are legal. They are also both substances that are widely available and commonly abused. This can make it difficult to recognize any issues. In regard to alcohol and Xanax, mixing the two can be incredibly risky even without...
  • Nutrition in Recovery
    May 15, 2019
    Nutrients found in food are essential to life. They provide calories and energy that is needed so we can go throughout our days. It is possible though to consume food without much nutrition and feel like you’re able to go about your day with no problems. The connection between...
  • Initial Intake
    May 3, 2019
    At Reflections Recovery Center, each patient will go through a psychiatric evaluation. This applies to anyone, no matter what state they believe their mental health to be in. A psychiatric evaluation can be essential for many people in recovery. An initial assessment will allow our team to understand if...
  • Biochemistry and Addiction
    April 22, 2019
    If someone suffers from anxiety, depression, or addiction they could have a biochemical imbalance. A biochemical imbalance is not the sole factor in addiction, but it can play a large part. There are many factors to understanding something as complex as addiction, and biochemistry is only a part of...
  • Genetic Testing & Addiction
    April 14, 2019
    How Genetic History Impacts Addiction The science behind genetic testing used as a method to understand addiction may be relatively new. Still, it is making a significant impact. It is not a perfect fix when it comes to resolving or preventing addiction, but it helps in understanding addiction and...
  • Trauma and Recovery
    April 8, 2019
    Trauma is often a significant part of life for many people dealing with addiction. This may have occurred before and separate from their addiction, but also may occur during addiction. When trauma precedes addiction, people often begin to abuse substances to numb pain and cope with difficult memories. Treatment...