Holistic Nutrition Education

Holistic Wellness: Nutrition Education

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Good nutrition education is an important factor in addiction recovery. Prolonged drug and alcohol abuse take a major toll on physical health, and getting the body’s systems back to their optimum functioning should be a major consideration…
Addiction Recovery Quotes

57 Addiction Recovery Quotes and Sayings to Live By

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Introduction Many of us in the recovery world collect addiction recovery quotes and sayings like other people collect snow globes or stamps. If you have been in recovery for a while you might notice yourself remembering a saying that you heard…
depression and alcohol

Depression and Alcoholism: Co-Occurring Disorders

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There are many reasons why individuals suffer from alcoholism, and genetics, environmental factors and mental health issues are just a few explanations. Co-occurring disorders occur when an individual suffers from both a mental health issue…
role of environment in addiction

The Role of Environment in Addiction

What Role Does Environment Play in Addiction? Drug and alcohol addiction impacts 23.5 million Americans each year. The sad truth is, though, that only around 11.2 percent of those people seek professional treatment. There are numerous factors…
is addiction a disease or a choice

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is addiction a disease or a choice? That question has fueled countless debates over the years. Though there is solid evidence supporting both sides, the scientific and biological proof that drives the concept of addiction as a disease is paramount. What…
add and alcohol

ADD and Alcohol Addiction

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When we hear the term attention deficit disorder (ADD) the first thing that usually comes to mind is a hyperactive 6-year-old boy struggling to focus on his schoolwork. ADD has been on the radar since the 1980s when formal diagnosis and the…
alcohol withdrawal and blood pressure

Alcohol Withdrawal and Blood Pressure Risks

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Alcohol dependency creeps in stealthily, like a thief in the night. What might have begun as an evening relaxation ritual slowly encroached into your daily life. As tolerance to the effects of the alcohol increased, higher consumption seemed…
Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment

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Overview of Klonopin Withdrawal Klonopin® is the trade name of clonazepam, a benzodiazepine approved by the FDA to treat seizure disorders and anxiety disorders. Klonopin was patented in the 1960s and became available in the US in 1975.…
Substance Abuse Increases After Natural Disasters

Substance Abuse Increases After Natural Disasters

Substance Abuse Increases After Natural Disasters Right now the news is saturated with heart wrenching stories about the victims of hurricane Harvey. It seems everywhere we turn there is more bad news about the damage done, people who will…
Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment Prescription painkillers have been an increasingly popular recreational drug in the past few decades. As opioid use has been on the rise, much attention goes to heroin and not to it's prescription…