5 Inevitable Situations that Occur When You’re Sober and How to Handle Them
Achieving sobriety is a fantastic achievement! However, one thing that many patients face is adapting their social life to reflect their new status. This can be stressful because it is very easy to slip back into old habits and not know what to do. These…
Meth Awareness Day: Everything You Need to Know About an Amphetamine Addiction
Methamphetamine (also known as crystal meth and crank) is a dangerous, addictive drug. Its use has become all too common in the United States. Unfortunately, many don’t know what it is and how it affects your health. Meth Awareness Day is important because it helps…
Sobriety During the Holidays: How to Spend Sober Holidays with the Family
The holidays are a stressful time, particularly for people looking to stay clean and sober. But there are ways to take time off from the temptation of alcohol and drugs and still have a fun, happy holiday with your loved ones. The good news? Maintaining…
5 Holistic Ways to Manage Anxiety and Depression While in Recovery
Depression and anxiety are commonly comorbid with substance use disorders. Also, symptoms can linger as a result of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Finding holistic ways to manage anxiety and depression during recovery can make your transition to a sober lifestyle easier. Consider these self-care strategies…
Is it Mental Illness or Just Life on Life’s Terms?
Mental health conditions are common in the United States. In fact, according to a report from the National Institute of Mental Health, about one-fifth of adults in the country have a mental illness, which is equivalent to 51.5 million people. Mental health conditions like depression…
Should You Go to Treatment After Detoxification?
Going to a detoxification or detox program is often necessary when a person is recovering from a severe addiction. These programs can help people to cope with drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms so they can move forward in their recovery journey. While completing detox is…
Maybe Your Addiction Isn’t Due to Trauma
We’ve all probably heard that trauma can lead to addiction, and for some people, this is true. On the other hand, there are other factors that can increase the risk of developing an addiction, and trauma isn’t always the root cause. If you’re living with…
Everything You Need to Know About Cocaine and Cross Addictions
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, meaning that people can become hooked on it quickly, even with casual use. One problem that arises with this drug is that some people may use cocaine only when under the influence of alcohol, not realizing that they…
The Great Debate: Is Addiction a Disease?
It goes unsaid that addiction is a major public health concern in current times, but what may be up for debate is whether or not addiction is a disease. Treatment advocates often argue that addiction is a legitimate medical condition, whereas those on the opposing…
How to Tell if You’re Addicted to Cannabis
More and more Americans are becoming accepting of cannabis, or marijuana, use. In fact, a recent Pew Research Center study revealed that 60% of Americans support the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana, and only 8% of study respondents indicated that they believed marijuana should not…
Author – Chris Howard
Chris Howard is the Founder and Director of Ethos Recovery. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and has served as a community advocate/mentor for men and women in recovery since 2010.
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