Five Signs of Xanax Abuse

Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, belongs to a class of prescription drugs called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are psychoactive drugs that help slow down the activity of the central nervous system as well as the messages traveling between the brain and body. This means it helps the user feel more relaxed, quiet […]

How to Treat Insomnia Naturally Without Medication

Are you having trouble falling asleep at night, or staying asleep until morning? If you experience persistent difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, getting quality sleep, or other sleep difficulties, you might be suffering from the sleep disorder insomnia. According to the Sleep Foundation, a significant number of adults (as many as 60%) live with […]

Diabetes and Alcohol Use: A Deadly Combination

You’ve probably heard that alcohol is good for your heart, but that’s an oversimplification and certainly not true for diabetics. In fact, alcohol and its sugars can make some of the complications of diabetes worse. According to the American Diabetes Association, a positive health correlation for heart health only applies to moderate drinkers. Moderate alcohol […]

How to Overcome Depression After Rehab

Once you’ve detoxed, overcome your addiction, and learned how to make healthy lifestyle and behavioral changes during your rehabilitation program, you may think the hardest part of your recovery journey is over. That’s why it can be so disheartening to experience depression after rehab. Adjusting to life in recovery can be surprisingly difficult, but it’s […]

How PTSD Can Lead Veterans Into Substance Abuse

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event (e.g., natural disaster, serious accident, war, combat or a terrorist act). PTSD is particularly common among military veterans who have seen active combat. People with PTSD have intense, and often disturbing, thoughts […]

What to Do When Your Loved One Relapses

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that affects millions of people across the globe. Not everyone who abuses drugs becomes addicted, but it can happen to anyone, even those using prescription medications. Unfortunately, drug addiction is known as a relapsing disease because relapse is very common among people in recovery. In fact, according to the […]

How Meditation Can Help With Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism is one of the most common addictions in the United States, affecting more than 13 million people aged 18 and older. More than 8 million are heavy drinkers or alcoholics. Alcoholism is the inability to control drinking due to both a physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. Symptoms include a strong need or urge […]

Stages of Family Therapy: Principles and Techniques

According to a 2019 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are nearly 20 million people aged 18 or older with a substance use disorder in the United States. Alcoholism and drug addiction are devastating chronic diseases that can destroy families (and friendships) as well as the life of the […]

How to Have a Sober Valentine’s Day


Sober Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a difficult day for folks in addiction recovery due to the pressure and sense of expectation it creates. The holiday is often celebrated with wine or champagne, but living a sober life means avoiding any scenario that could trigger a relapse. It’s even hard for single sober people. Negative […]