Alcohol is a common beverage at restaurants, social gatherings and events. Although it is very much a part of our mainstream culture, it can cause a lot of harm for many individuals, especially those who become addicted to it. In fact, alcoholism is a serious disease that affects nearly 15 … [Read more...] about How to Stage an Intervention for an Alcoholic
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The Four Types of Bipolar Disorder
Mood changes are a normal part of life, but if you experience ones that seem to go from one extreme to the other, it may be an underlying sign of a more serious mental health condition, such as bipolar disorder. Affecting nearly 5.7 million American adults, bipolar disorder is a relatively common … [Read more...] about The Four Types of Bipolar Disorder
5 Myths About Drug Addiction and Recovery Uncovered
Substance use disorder, more commonly umbrellaed as “addiction,” is one of the biggest public health crises of modern times. In fact, overdoses due to addiction are the top cause of accidental death in the United States, killing hundreds of thousands each year. The worst part? Only 1 in 10 people … [Read more...] about 5 Myths About Drug Addiction and Recovery Uncovered
What Is the Opioid Epidemic?
The opioid epidemic, or opioid overdose crisis, is one of the greatest public health problems in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, largely due to the opioid … [Read more...] about What Is the Opioid Epidemic?
How to Quit Benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepines, sometimes called benzos, are a class of psychoactive drugs that act as a depressant to lower brain activity. They are often prescribed to treat conditions like anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures. The most prescribed benzodiazepines include Valium®, Xanax® and Klonopin®. … [Read more...] about How to Quit Benzodiazepines
Foods That Boost Your Mental Health
Did you know our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can positively or negatively affect how well our body functions? Perhaps even more interesting is that what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise and even our posture) can impact our mental state. The mind-body … [Read more...] about Foods That Boost Your Mental Health
Five Things to Do This Summer to Help With Drug Recovery
Many people look forward to lazy summer days, barbeques and family get-togethers, but those in active recovery may feel added pressure to drink or use substances in these social settings. The best way to maintain your drug recovery during the summer is to have a plan and stick to it. Tips for … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do This Summer to Help With Drug Recovery
What is Fentanyl and How Does it Affect You?
Pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid (narcotic). It’s a class of psychoactive drugs that help relieve severe or chronic pain. It depresses the body’s respiratory center, suppresses the cough reflex and constricts the pupils. It can relieve pain and sedate someone within minutes, although it … [Read more...] about What is Fentanyl and How Does it Affect You?
What to Expect During a Drug Detox
Medically supervised drug detox programs at Alpine Recovery Lodge help those with moderate to severe drug or alcohol addictions manage the symptoms of withdrawal. Using a combination of medications and therapy, assisted detoxification helps ease the discomfort of symptoms and helps people detox … [Read more...] about What to Expect During a Drug Detox
Staying Active and Drug-Free During Covid-19
When you suffer from addiction, sobriety is a daily decision. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to recovery or have multiple years of sobriety under your belt – the thing that prevents you from relapsing is your daily level of commitment. However, with the new public health measures put in … [Read more...] about Staying Active and Drug-Free During Covid-19