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drinking too much

Could You Be Drinking Too Much, Too Often?

Drinking alcohol has been part of many cultures around the world and dates back thousands of years, maybe even as far...

detox treatment

What Happens When the Body Detoxes from Drugs & Alcohol?

You have probably heard of the practice of “detox” and the many reasons people do it. Maybe you’ve even tried it...

holistic therapy

What Does Holistic Treatment Mean in Addiction Recovery?

Using drugs and/or alcohol can damage your mind and body, but quitting can be incredibly difficult. Alcohol sales are up, and...

therapy

Setting Healthy Boundaries During Recovery

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with some activity or situation? What about during an interaction with someone that triggered an emotional...

detox for benzo withdrawal

Detox Treatment for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

You may have heard about detoxification in the context of various health practices such as drinking teas, Epsom salt soaks, intaking...

opioids and sleep

How Opioid Use Can Affect Your Sleep Patterns

The opioid crisis started in the 1990s when pharmaceutical companies recommended opioids for pain relief under the condition that they were...

period cramps

Does Alcohol Use Impact Women’s Menstrual Cycles?

Studies have shown that women and men are affected disproportionately by alcohol consumption. For example, on average, women have a lower...

bad habits

When Does a Bad Habit Become an Addiction?

Whether it’s the constant tapping of a foot or the biting of fingernails, many people would probably admit to some habit...

opioid withdrawal

Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

The term “narcotic” is from the Greek word for “stupor” and initially referred to a wide array of substances that would...

substance use detox

What Is Substance Use Detox and How Does It Work?

Although addiction can happen quickly, it’s not a simple process. Neither is treatment. Detoxification is typically the first stage of addiction...