Category Archives: Relapse Prevention

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  • Movies about Addiction
    July 10, 2019
    Movies about Addiction and Alcoholism Some good news is that alcohol consumption is down in the United States, a trend for the past few years.* However, while it is going down, there are still many people who struggle with abuse and addiction. Because alcohol is a widely accepted substance,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 Ways To Prevent Addiction Relapse After Rehab That Are Worth Sharing
    December 28, 2018
    Relapse Triggers And The Science Behind Them In order to understand how to prevent a relapse, you first have to understand re-lapse triggers – and how to avoid them. For example, H.A.L.T. is a recovery acro-nym that challenges individuals to stop and assess whether they are tempted to use...
  • The Link Between Hunger Hormones, Substance Abuse and Addiction
    September 24, 2018
    When you start continually using a substance such as alcohol, opioids or cocaine, your body not only builds up a tolerance, but it eventually starts to develop cravings for that substance. This isn’t all too dissimilar to cravings you will have for certain kinds of food. When one’s hunger...
  • After Alcohol Rehab: Preventing Relapse and Ensuring Long-Term Recovery
    April 2, 2018
    Learn the Tools to Protect Against Relapse After Alcohol Recovery Overcoming alcohol or drug addiction is extremely challenging – both mentally and physically. Medically assisted detox and rehabilitation can offer an effective means to overcome dependency and addiction. Continue reading for an overview of the detox, rehabilitation and post-treatment...
  • 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...
  • How Long Does It Take for Opioid (Painkillers/Heroin) Cravings to Go Away?
    February 26, 2018
    When Will Opioid Cravings Finally Stop? Do heroin cravings ever go away? Opioid addiction, including heroin, is one of the most debilitating and habit-forming types of substance abuse. Opioids produce powerful effects that cause the brain to crave more doses, rewarding the user with a surge of dopamine in...