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Alcoholism and Your Gut

Alcohol dependence and abuse has traditionally been considered a mental disorder. Changes to the digestive system and healthy gut bacteria, however, are present in certain psychiatric disorders. This shows a potential link between the gut-brain interaction and the development of alcohol dependence. While many studies focus solely on the mental [...]

2018-12-01T15:23:14+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

The Shame Game

Shame and guilt are present in nearly every case of substance abuse and alcoholism and they are powerful and painful emotions that can hinder recovery. We feel shame as a natural emotion that not only affects our behavior, but creates a physiological response to the automatic nervous system. We blush, [...]

2018-11-30T21:33:35+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized|

Suriving Your Family Sober this Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us already this year we can get excited for all the joy they bring. For most of us it's memories of time around the table with our family, a big turkey dinner, and maybe a nap in front of the football game. It brings warm and [...]

2018-11-22T01:21:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Uncategorized|

3 Negative Effects of Alcohol on Sleep

We have all heard the term "nightcap." The fact that a drink before bed has its own popular term shows us that a drink or two at night can help induce sleep. However, what happens to the body after the effects of alcohol help you fall asleep? While consuming alcohol [...]

2018-11-22T01:06:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog|

Keeping Up with Teen Drug Slang

Evolving Slang Is your teen robotripping? Getting crunk on CCC? Making friends with Georgia Home Boy? Confused yet? It's common knowledge that teen slang is changing at an incredible rate. The use of social media and personal devices has created a whole new world of slang terms and abbreviations for [...]

2018-11-22T00:46:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Information, Teen/Young Adult|

Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can be a very positive ways to identify hidden emotions that are harming you and hindering your recovery. Mindfulness focuses on exposing harmful ways of thinking and meditation can help reduce the physical response these harmful emotions cause to our mind and body. A very important [...]

2018-11-10T00:25:03+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Detox, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Avoiding Illegal Online Pharmacies

A Growing Epidemic The recent rise in the availability of prescription drugs through the internet should raise concerns to the public and health care professionals. Studies have found that for every 10% increase in high speed internet in the U.S. the abuse of prescription drug outlets has risen by 1%. [...]