November 23, 2020
yoga

Tips for Managing Depression Daily

Depression can be an incredibly difficult thing to overcome. Depression affects each individual differently, but there are ways for each person to learn how to cope with depression. However, those suffering from it can feel like even minor tasks are mountains that need to be overcome. Learning what causes depression, as well as how to relieve depression daily, can provide a person with the groundwork they need to establish a healthy, productive daily routine. Implementing daily practices can add the needed stability and consistency that someone may need through their day as they learn how to control depression for themselves.  What Is Depression?  Depression is a mood disorder that can […]
September 30, 2020
4 Exercise Activities to Try During Recovery

4 Exercises to Try During Recovery

Fitness and wellness in addiction recovery are incredibly important in order to keep someone moving towards a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. There are many benefits of exercising while recovering from addiction, from self-confidence to stress relief. Depending on one’s own routine, the coronavirus may have compromised a number of usual outlets that someone may have been using to keep physically active. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options available for someone to continue exercising during their recovery. Below are some exercises that someone can practice even during socially isolated times in order to keep active, and to help continue practicing healthy lifestyles for those in recovery from […]
September 28, 2020
how long to get sober

How Long Does it Take to Get Sober?

Asking “how long does it take to get sober” has a few different answers depending on how the question is interpreted. For someone who is currently drunk, they may want to know simply how long until they can expect to feel the immediate effects of their intoxicated state wear off. However, it can also carry another implication – that is, how long for someone to begin to feel the benefits of prolonged sobriety in recovery. Getting sober has a few different elements at play that can help each person determine the answer that best fits them and their own scenario.    How Long Does it Take to Get Sober After […]
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 […]
August 16, 2020
beating withdrawal insomnia

Withdrawal Insomnia: How to Sleep During Opiate Withdrawals

Withdrawal from opiates is a difficult, but necessary, step in addiction recovery. Regardless if someone is in recovery from heroin or prescription opiates, addictions can develop. Addressing these addictions is a complicated matter that involves detoxing one’s body, and experiencing the uncomfortable world of withdrawal. Withdrawal’s symptoms can affect someone on both a physical and mental health level, and their effects are felt for a long period of time. While knowing how long withdrawal will last can vary from person to person depending on many factors — such as frequency of use, time addicted, how much was used at one time, and biological and genetic components — it is common […]