Category: Health and Wellness

The Power of Yoga for Recovery The door that opens the potential for recovery is usually pain (although sometimes it’s more like an insistent parent or partner!). The woman who chooses recovery is usually at the top of her game mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually. Pain just seems to have that power. It can make

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As more and more data has been collected in the drug addiction industry, it’s become clearer than nutrition and diet can greatly impact success rates for addicts. A lot of people enter our addiction treatment center without connecting that their diet plays a huge role in not only their physical health, but their mental and

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According to The National Safety Council the odds of dying from an opioid overdose in America are 1 in 96. This chilling statistic was revealed in January and stole headlines as for the first time ever; people were more likely to die of an opioid overdose than they were in a vehicular accident. Not surprisingly,

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Millennials are sick of drinking? That’s the claim — verbatim, we might add — in an April 2019 article in The Atlantic. The proof they offer up includes interviews with individuals who’d reached their personal limit and no longer wanted to imbibe alcohol. “I was in this meeting feeling absolutely miserable, and I was like,

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Good intentions occasionally go wrong. When lives are on the line, however, it’s important that we set those wrongs right as soon as possible. According to an Aug. 6, 2018 report from ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV 28, a Florida law “designed to combat addiction” could possibly be causing “a black market of potentially deadly counterfeit

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Quitting Cigarettes Helps Prevent Alcohol Relapse A new study published in Science Daily finds that alcoholics in recovery who smoke are at a greater risk for alcohol relapse than individuals in recovery who don’t smoke. Traditionally recovery has included therapy for all mind and mood altering substances, but left cigarettes out of the equation. Now

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Track Marks Are Signs of Intravenous Drug Use Track marks are scar tissue that follows the path of veins. Track marks are caused by chronic intravenous drug use. In most cases track marks appear in the forearms but can appear any place on the body where repeated injections of drugs such as heroin or meth

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If You Give Your Child Opiates, They Could Turn to Heroin These days heroin addiction does not begin in a back alley or in a cheap motel. It starts in a place where we normally go to feel better, the doctor’s office. Over the last several years doctors and dentists have been prescribing oxycodone and

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Hope Found in The Healing Ability of The Recovering Addicts Brain Recently a man of 55 attended a South Florida detox center and substance abuse facility. At our rehab clinic we noticed that periods of long term and chronic drug abuse had a negative impact on his cognitive functions. The most pressing issue being his

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Heroin Abuse Has Severe Mental and Physical Health Consequences With the availability of heroin of a higher purity and the swift and drastic decrease in cost to obtain the drug, heroin deaths have ben on the rise nationally. The increase in demand for heroin and the subsequent saturation of the market is doing to the

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