September 18, 2020
life after recovery from addiction

Life After Addiction: 5 Steps for Rebuilding

Addiction recovery involves many different steps. While there are many steps that someone has to take when first beginning their addiction recovery treatment, such as detox and learning applicable coping mechanisms and life skills, there are also many changes that occur after someone has gotten to the later stages of their recovery. Achieving and maintaining sobriety are difficult tasks, but there are also many other aspects that someone has to address in life after recovery from addiction. Life after addiction is very complicated and needs to be broken down into manageable steps. Rebuilding life after addiction will be a complicated process but is definitely possible with the right mindset and […]
September 12, 2020

Liver Regeneration: How Long Before the Liver Recovers from Alcoholism

The liver is an incredibly resilient organ. It is responsible for processing many of the toxins, including alcohol, that makes their way into the body. It also has an amazing ability to regenerate quickly when needed. However, the liver is by no means indestructible, and the persistent use of alcohol can still cause detrimental, sometimes irreversible damage to someone’s liver. Liver regeneration after alcohol abuse can take time and depends on the degree of damage that is already done. However, ending one’s alcohol usage is one way to help begin the healing process, and can give the liver the time that it needs in order to heal. How long it […]
September 7, 2020

Methamphetamine & the Body: Eyes, Skin, Organs

Methamphetamine, in all of its forms, is a highly destructive drug. Not only are there huge detriments to someone’s mental and emotional state and the constant, intense risk of addiction,  as well as the social and professional implications of using methamphetamines, but there is also a myriad of physical detriments as well. The destructive effects of methamphetamines are prevalent from someone’s mental and emotional state to their own physical body, and meth’s effects on the body can take many forms from meth eyes and meth rash to meth sores and meth acne. The signs of meth usage range from behavioral changes and overall physical appearance to even very specific changes […]
September 3, 2020
Woman Journaling

The Power of Recovery Journaling

Addiction recovery involves a lot of self-reflection and exploration of someone’s own identity. There are many ways that each person can choose to go about exploring their own mental state and experiences in recovery, but recovery journaling can provide the most beneficial, direct form of this exploration. Keeping an addiction recovery journal can allow someone to not only understand their own personal triggers and progress a bit better but also provides an outlet for all of the emotions that someone will experience over the course of the recovery process.    The Many Forms of Addiction Recovery Journals Keeping a recovery journal is more than writing in a diary, though that […]
August 28, 2020
writing an intervention letter

Five Tips for Writing an Intervention Letter (Sample Included)

Deciding to host an intervention for a family member or loved one is a difficult decision. It can often feel like a last resort in order for someone to realize the extent to which their addiction has affected their lives and the lives of those around them. Interventions are very intense and emotional experiences for every person involved, and as such, carry a large degree of risk when implemented. Not only is it important to know about the various ways that interventions can affect someone suffering from addiction, but it is also important to ensure that the intervention itself is practiced and delivered with intention. Intervention letters are a great […]
August 23, 2020
addiction relapse

Slip vs. Relapse in Recovery: What’s the Difference?

Slips and relapses are constant obstacles during recovery from an addiction of any kind. No matter what substance or practice that someone is addicted to, there will be urges to revert back to addictive and destructive practices. While someone should establish coping strategies to deal with these urges early on, there is always a chance that someone will experience a slip or relapse in their recovery. Even if this is the case, there is always a way to get back on track with recovery. Understanding slips and relapses, and what to do when you relapse, can help each person set appropriate personal strategies for their recovery going forward. Even if […]