7 Must-Know Signs That You’re Addicted to a Pharmaceutical Drug
The cardinal rule of healthcare is first, do no harm. Medical providers may have a patient’s best interest in mind when they prescribe painkillers and other controlled substances, but these intentions can quickly become obscured by addiction and withdrawal. Pharmaceutical products serve a definite purpose…
Inpatient Care vs. Therapeutic Communities: What’s the Difference?
Recovery encompasses many elements. Aside from the physical withdrawals from substance use, there are many mental, emotional, and behavioral changes that accompany the transition to a sober lifestyle. In order to assess which type of treatment program works best for you, we should delve into…
5 Uncommon Signs of Alcoholism
Life is a blend of magic and mystery. Every day, we maneuver obligations and opportunities, chalking up several wins along the way. But there are inevitably obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Perhaps you don’t have enough time in the day to complete…
Why Are More Young People Experimenting with Heroin
Youth is a time of exploration. Many younger individuals travel abroad and connect with others in their fields of interest, but the pandemic put a halt to the traditional ways in which we gather and migrate. In turbulent times, distress spreads on a micro and…
Which 12-Step Addiction Program Is Right for You?
Recovery is not an overnight process, nor should it be. You can’t just snap your fingers and become sober unless you want your success to be similarly short-lived. Great achievements take time, but here’s the great news: they also get better with age. Sober living…
No, You Don’t Need Luxury Treatment Therapy. Here’s Why.
You can’t put a price on happiness. Recovery is designed to help you live your best life, and it should never be cost-prohibitive. That is why we caution against the impulse to dole out exorbitant amounts of cash in hopes of buying your way to…
What is a Therapeutic Community for Addiction Recovery?
When you have a problem, you don’t want to fix part of it; you want to repair all of it. If your house bursts into flames, you wouldn’t merely douse the living room with water and hope the rest of the fire throughout the whole…
How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps You Address and Overcome Cognitive Distortions
The human mind can dream of distant worlds and analyze a flood of stimuli every microsecond. But perhaps its most important job is to protect itself. When you encounter distress or doubt, your brain goes into overdrive, rationalizing the situation to generate your ultimate response….
How a Long-Term Recovery Program Increases Your Chances of Sobriety
Recovery is a microcosm of life. How you succeed in sobriety will reflect upon and accentuate how you benefit in general. When you envision your substance-free life, are you thinking in terms of months, years, decades, forever? To achieve long-term recovery, you need a long-term…
5 Recovery Sayings: Are You Talking the Talk or Walking the Walk?
Words are the building blocks of a meaningful life, but if those words are empty, your world can come crumbling down. Many in the recovery community rely on mantras to guide them from substance abuse to sobriety, which prompts the pressing question: what do these…
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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