Health and Wellness

Eight Tips for Staying Positive in Recovery

The first thing I learned in recovery is that addiction is a chronic, incurable disease, much like diabetes. I always thought it was the sole result of my indulgence. While my choices did play a part, there are other things involved. That's why some people can drink and party the same way I used [...]


7 Steps to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude in Recovery

Choosing to step away from an addiction and into recovery is an important choice and one that will intrinsically change your life forever. Getting help means that you are deliberately working to build a better version of yourself, one unconstrained by substance abuse and addiction. At the same time, it’s important not to lose [...]


Holistic Alternatives to Opioids for Pain

While opioids are the standard go-to medication for pain in modern medicine, they simply are not safe for many of us to use. With millions of people recovering from substance use disorders and many millions more at risk for addiction, opioids can present a danger of relapse and addiction – and taking steps to [...]


What is Phenibut?

Phenibut is a popular supplement, used by many to boost energy, reduce stress, and even improve cognitive function. First made available in Russia in the 1960s, the drug is now available online throughout the USA, and typically sold as an energy booster alongside vitamins and protein. But, while unregulated by the FDA, millions of [...]


I’m Alone, Can I Stay Sober Over the Holidays?

For most people, the holidays are about spending time with family, being loved, and having fun. But, if you're a recovering alcoholic, facing the holiday season can be significantly more challenging. If you're alone and preparing to face Christmas and New Year's without your family and friends, it can be even more daunting. But, [...]


Short Term Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

Marijuana is quickly becoming legalized across the United States, and polls suggest that more than 60% of the U.S. is in favor of continued legalization. This means that it is more readily available for both medical and recreational use, despite the fact that marijuana creates measurable changes in the brain, some of which are [...]


The Correlation Between Stress and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse affects millions of adults every year, with some studies showing that as much as 29% of the population binge drinks regularly. This is further compounded by the fact that alcohol abuse and addiction costs the U.S. more than $200 billion annually, through alcohol related accidents, injuries, and errors. Stress is widely recognized [...]


7 Ways to Deal with Cravings in Early Recovery

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol is a long, painful process, where your body adjusts to not having a substance. While the worst is over after the first few weeks, you still have to deal with cravings, which will range from mild to extremely intense. Learning to cope with cravings in early recovery is crucial [...]


How Exercise Helps You Stay Sober

Recovering from an addiction to alcohol can be demanding and difficult, especially as you work your way back into your life and career. However, as you do, there are plenty of supports and tools you can use to help. Exercise is one of those tools because it helps you to fight cravings and offers [...]


Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Your Recovery

Recovering from an addiction is a long process that requires you to learn how to cope with life and all the stress that comes with it. While getting away from a physical addiction can seem impossible until you actually do it, it's just the first step in moving away from an addiction and getting [...]