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Recovery Bill of Rights


Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors Trauma is far too common and touches nearly every part of a person’s life. The Recovery Bill of Rights can give dignity and support to trauma survivors. Article Contents What is Trauma? According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is an emotional response to a horrific event.1 Common […]

Refuge Recovery: Applying Buddhism to Addiction Treatment

Opioid Addiction

Refuge Recovery: Applying Buddhism to Addiction Treatment The Ins-and-Outs of Refuge Recovery and How It Can Treat Substance Use Disorder Article Contents What is Refuge Recovery? Refuge recovery is the practice, process, tools, treatment, path to healing, and suffering caused by addiction. It is inspired by the teachings of Siddhartha (Sid) Gautama, a man who […]

Addiction in Active Duty Servicemembers

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Addiction in Active-Duty Servicemembers Substance Abuse in the Military and Finding Treatment Article Contents How Many Active-Duty Soldiers Have SUD or AUD? The military is often described as a drinking culture. Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors undergo some of the most arduous mental and physical stressors possible. Not all members of the armed forces deploy […]

Sleep Disorders and Addiction

Sleep Disorder and Addiction

Sleep disorders and Addiction Understanding Sleep and Its Connection to Health Article Contents What are Sleep Disorders? Sleep is a basic human need that is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health. Many people roll over, night after night, wondering, “why can’t I sleep?” Difficulties sleeping can come from many sources, such as stress, […]

Benefits of Quitting Sugar: Is Sugar as Addictive as Drugs or Alcohol?

Quitting Sugar Benefits

As much as we crave it, the benefits of quitting sugar can improve a whole range of quality of life health issues for those of us who can’t get enough of the sweet stuff. There’s a long-standing debate among many people whether sugar is addictive like drugs or alcohol, although there are plenty of behavioral […]

Substance Abuse and Nutrition for Healing Recovery

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Substance abuse and nutrition must be considered for optimal healing and recovery because there is a link between drugs, alcohol and an unhealthy diet. Off the top of your head, you may be able to mention several of the ways that one treats substance abuse: cognitive behavior therapy, twelve-step programs, and similar measures. One very […]

Recognizing Codependency

Recognizing Codependency

Recognizing Codependency between two people is important because sometimes the best choice is to walk away from a relationship, despite the heartbreak that will follow. While it may be uncomfortable to let go of someone, it is often more damaging to stay in a relationship that is dysfunctional. Unfortunately, many people ride out toxic (and […]

Overcome Addiction With Sound Therapy Healing Sessions

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Is It Possible To Overcome Addiction With Sound Therapy Healing Sessions? Drug addiction is a growing challenge for everyone in the United States. People from all walks of life can fall into serious addiction, often moving from painkillers to illegal drugs and alcohol. Maybe you are struggling to overcome a prescription drug habit, or are […]

Coming To Terms With Grief

Grief Counseling and Healing

What is at the root of addiction? It is a question that we get asked many times and unfortunately, there is no easy answer. The truth is, addiction can be a very individualistic experience that can be brought on by everything from genetics, to trauma, to the pressures of modern-day life. One common thread that […]