The Trump administration declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency in 2017, but this issue is still widely misunderstood. Unlike other forms of substance abuse, opioid addiction often begins when someone is prescribed painkillers for a legitimate...
Two Schools of Thought At most drug or alcohol rehab centers, the goal is to help clients stop using alcohol, prescription drugs, or illicit substances. The concept that a person is expected to entirely abstain from using as part of the recovery process is called...
The Need for Proper Nutrition While recovery from substance abuse is usually focused primarily on keeping drugs out of one’s body, an often-underrated component of successfully staying in recovery is choosing proper nutrition. The foods we eat impact how we feel and...
Many people who end up addicted to alcohol or other substances started out just using their drug of choice recreationally. Perhaps they would get high at parties or drink with colleagues after a stressful day at work. Eventually, though, what started out as a fun,...
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