Many people in substance recovery arrive with another condition such as anxiety. There is plenty of evidence from treating substance abusers who also have a mental disorder and the attitude is that both of these will be treated successfully. Research shows that “combining treatment medications with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success […]
Managing Anxiety in Recovery
How the 12 Steps Help Manage Stress
Research shows that people often use alcohol and drugs for stress management. But most researchers also agree that these substances may actually induce stress rather than relieve it. So it’s important that individuals who have made the decision to stop drinking replace alcohol and drugs with more effective ways to manage stress. The 12 Steps, […]
A Resort Environment Can be a Bridge to Addiction Recovery
The right recovery resort may be the key towards successful addiction recovery. Substance abuse is a life altering issue that causes pain and suffering to the user, their family and their friends. The first step towards getting help is admitting there is a problem. After that initial step, picking the right type of treatment for […]
Is Marijuana a Global Addiction?
A recent U.N. report on drug use revealed that cannabis is the world’s most widely consumed drug, indicating a possible global addiction may be culminating. Marijuana is produced or consumed in some fashion in most countries today. The World Health Organization reports About 147 million people, 2.5% of the world population, consume cannabis annually, compared […]
7 Alarming Facts About Global Addiction
Addiction is not just a personal issue. It is a global threat. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that at least 15.3 million people worldwide have drug use disorders; of those, 2.3 million meet the criteria for drug use disorder. By examining addiction on an international level, agencies like the NIH, the United Nations, […]
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