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#CELEBRATESOBER: Retreat’s guide to navigating the holiday season in sobriety
Thanksgiving in Recovery In sleepy New Cumberland, PA, about 10 minutes outside the nearby city of Harrisburg, it was a comfortable 67°F on Thanksgiving Day 2014. For many Americans, the most pressing concern on their minds that particular November 27th was whether to dig into pumpkin, apple, or sweet potato pie. For 26-year-old Mike B., …
How Enablers Are Manipulated
Individuals who struggle with addiction will literally do anything to get their next fix, including manipulating their family and friends. If you’re concerned that someone you know is manipulating you to feed his or her addiction, look for some of the telltale signs.
Addiction and the Risk of Impulsive Behaviors
Drug and alcohol addiction develop as the result of an inability to control impulsive behavior. This has been found to be present both at the first instance of use as well as during periods of relapse. The ability to control one’s own impulses is a key factor to successful recovery with inpatient drug treatment centers …
Why Depressant Drugs Are Real Downers
“Depressant” describes a range of substances, which can include prescription medications, such as those used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders, as well as alcohol, marijuana, and even tobacco. While alcohol and marijuana are common recreational drugs, certain central nervous system (CNS) depressants—notably barbiturates and benzodiazepines—are designed exclusively for medical use. Like many substances, though, …
Children of Addicts: The Consequences
Addicts aren’t the only ones harmed by their substance abuse. It can also hurt everyone around them, including their families—and their children.