Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Why Does Shame Happen After Rehab?

Shame is such a harmful emotion when it lingers around too long. It usually partners up with guilt to pummel you in recovery, just to remind you it is kicking butt and taking names. Active recovery requires looking at your baggage, including shame, and realizing there are ways to get rid of it that will…

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Is Vaping Marijuana Addictive?

Is Vaping Marijuana Addictive?

 People are talking about vaping now more than ever, especially with state jumping on board to legalize marijuana. Drug delivery services have changed with medical marijuana use, including the use of vape pens. Public smoking laws have provided ways to incentivize marijuana products people can smoke and even eat. There may be unseen consequences of…

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Are You Self-Medicating?

Are You Self-Medicating?

Drug use has reached into the millions for consumers of drugs and alcohol. Many millions have tried drugs and continue to use each day in spite of consequences. Some people even use it for self-medicating purposes. They might be trying to escape stress, trauma, discomfort, or symptoms of mental health issues. Different types of psychoactive…

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How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

How Can I Have Fun at Night (but Stay Sober)? 

 Going out at night may be a thing of the past in recovery. Or is it? It does not necessarily have to stop you from having fun unless nightlife is triggering for you. If you are used to thinking going into the night is equated with drinking or using drugs, you may feel stressed to…

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What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

What Does it Mean to Find Peace After Addiction? 

 Recovery is not easy, but it is essential for people with addiction. It might mean medical detox, treatment for drugs or alcohol, or picking up some coping skills training. The time after rehab is the best time to focus on your needs and desires to stay clean and sober. Among them is the need to…

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Can Rehab Help You Expunge a Criminal Record?

Can Rehab Help You Expunge a Criminal Record?

 Addiction to substances can take over a person’s life. It can be serious enough to cause physical, emotional, and even legal troubles. Once a person with addiction craves the drug to the point of excluding other things from their lives, it can hurt them more than help. People with addiction and alcoholism will chase a…

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How Can People in Recovery Build Their Resiliency Muscles?

How Can People in Recovery Build Their Resiliency Muscles?

 Pathways to recovery are many and varied, depending on the individual. One of the best ways to experience recovery is with resiliency to handle whatever comes your way. Resiliency research looks at how the brain is wired, especially regarding addiction and recovery, for renewal and reintegration of what it is learning. There is a shift…

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What Are Signs and Symptoms of Amytal Abuse? 

What Are Signs and Symptoms of Amytal Abuse? 

Barbiturates are typically used to treat sleep disorders but may be used for anesthesia in hospitals. The drug works to increase a sense of calmness in the nerves, to slow it down, and help a person sleep. Amytal is one such drug that people have been taking for decades. It is highly likely a person…

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Why Does Therapy Matter in Recovery?

Why Does Therapy Matter in Recovery?

Addiction comes in many different ways and people struggle with it differently. The reasons why people become addicted vary and include things like the past history of neglect, abuse, trauma, or violence. The next step for a person is to begin a rehab program with detox for addiction, followed by therapeutic measures. Not many understand…

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Over the days, months, and years, LSD can become a life-altering drug that changes the way the brain works

What Are Some Complications of LSD Use?

Taking LSD may not seem like a bad idea to some people, but at the moment nothing seems like a bad idea (until it is). Over the days, months, and years, LSD can become a life-altering drug that changes the way the brain works. Changes to the neurotransmitters impact a person psychologically, which alters the…

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