Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

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  • Is Your Husband Hiding Addiction?
    May 22, 2018
    Wives with husbands who are struggling with addiction often find it difficult to understand why their spouses are attempting to hide their addictions from them. In many cases, a wife believes her husband is intentionally trying to hide his addiction from her with mischievous intentions or to prevent her...
  • Nutritional Deficiencies and Substance Abuse: Nutrition in Addiction Recovery
    May 10, 2018
    Nutrition is closely tied to substance abuse and addiction. While using drugs and alcohol, poor nutrition makes changes to the way the body and brain function. These changes and the deficiency of vitamins and nutrients in the body are one of the root causes of the negative symptoms that...
  • The Science of Addiction Cravings and Preventing Relapse
    March 5, 2018
    Brain Science Explains Addiction Cravings Psychology explains that cravings are common, often coming from a place of incompleteness or a need for relief from suffering. The feeling of incompleteness — feeling inadequate, flawed or fundamentally lacking in some way — can be a source of great psychological pain for...
  • The Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment
    February 19, 2018
    What Is Outpatient Rehabilitation? Outpatient addiction treatment has a multitude of benefits and can be a successful form of addiction rehabilitation as a main recovery program or as part of the larger continuum of care. What is outpatient rehab? Outpatient rehab or addiction treatment is a good option for...
  • Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse vs. Heroin: Differences and Similarities in Treatment
    February 5, 2018
    Treatment Comparison: Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse vs. Heroin Abuse Prescription opioid painkillers and heroin have a lot in common. They are both opioids, with chemicals that bind to receptors on cells in the brain and body. Addiction to either drug is very serious, but treatment is possible. Not surprisingly,...
  • Transitioning from Inpatient Treatment to Aftercare, Sober Living and Preventing Relapse
    December 4, 2017
    Alcohol, opioids, cocaine…regardless of which substances are involved, successful rehabilitation from substance abuse and addiction takes professional care and time. Many are aware that addiction treatment should be completed in phases – if the treatment is to have a lasting effect. The first phase of treatment is perhaps the...
  • Guilt, Shame and Self-Blame in Addiction Recovery
    November 13, 2017
    Why is it that we feel those awful feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame in the months and years after stopping the use of drugs and alcohol? When one makes the decision to “clean up” and get sober, it is a good decision. If anything, we should feel happier,...
  • The Importance of Trauma-Informed Therapy for Treatment of PTSD & Addiction
    August 24, 2017
    In any addiction case, identifying and addressing the root cause of the addiction should be the first line of treatment. “Dual diagnosis” describes addiction cases in which a mental health disorder runs in tandem with an addiction. Over time, the symbiosis between the mental health issue and the substance...
  • 4th of July Events in Prescott and Flagstaff in 2017
    June 20, 2017
    Celebrating the 4th of July while you are recovering from addiction can be difficult. It is important to remember your triggers and avoid holiday celebrations that might affect your sobriety. Reflections Recovery Center has compiled a list of fun, family-friendly, sober-friendly activities happening this 4th of July in Prescott...
  • The Benefits of Yoga for Men in Addiction Recovery
    May 30, 2017
    Long gone are the days when the only people doing yoga were women adorned in tie-dye dresses and flowing wavy hairstyles. Now, with strong iconic men like Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James and other professional athletes practicing yoga, the old stereotypes are fading away. Many professional sports teams encourage their...