Finding the Courage to Grab Your Lifeline
He was famous in his field: a psychiatrist and professor at the local Ivy League university. A flyer initially drew me to one of his lectures.
As he spoke, it felt like my mind was exploding into millions of revelations. He spoke about things I’d always suspected, but had never known much about. And he showed, through studies and his own experience treating patients, how it worked. And it did work. I felt hope start to rise within me.
Addiction Group Topics
Group therapy can be vital for those struggling with substance use disorders. It can help people communicate their thoughts and feelings, connect with others, and begin to understand their behaviors and the causes of their addictions. Group sessions at our Christian drug rehabilitation center are held in a safe and confidential space to ensure clients feel comfortable enough to share their struggles and achievements in recovery. Today, Faith in Recovery shares some of the most common addiction group topics we discuss in our sessions and activities that can facilitate long-term sobriety.Read More
Why Aftercare & Ongoing Support is Crucial to Recovery
Addiction treatment arms you with the tools you need to recover. You learn how to manage triggers, cravings, emotions, and the dangers of relapse. Treatment centers provide a highly structured environment to help you focus on your recovery and a support system to help keep you motivated. But the actual test of your recovery starts when you leave the outpatient or inpatient rehab and enter back into your day-to-day routine.Read More
Alcoholism and Nutrition
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism, or alcohol abuse, occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol. When you are dependent on alcohol, you may miss school or work because of drinking, neglect your hygiene habits, drink alone, eat poorly, or continue to drink after legal problems develop. Physically, when people rely on alcohol, they may experience symptoms like alcohol cravings, shaking, nausea, vomiting, tremors, or lapses in memory.Read More
Gray Area Drinking: Are You a Gray Area Drinker?
or some people, drinking is their number one way of dealing with negative emotions and stress, but this isn’t the healthiest coping mechanism. A glass of wine after a stressful day at work can easily turn into a glass every day. Women who are in stressful homes, work, and social settings are at higher risk of emotional drinking. Considering “wine mom culture” and other growing alcohol-related trends, we’re going to be looking into this emotional form of alcohol use called gray area drinking.Read More
How to Deal With Drug Addicted Parents
Regardless of our age, our parents will always have some sort of influence on our lives.
These influences not only include the genes that we inherit biologically but also the behaviors, habits, values, morals, and communication styles we have adopted from our parents or caregivers. The same goes for children of addicts. Growing up with drug-addicted parents can be difficult in more ways than one. If you’re in this situation, below is a guide on how to deal with drug-addicted parents that can help.Read More