Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Personality disorders are mental health conditions that affect the way an individual thinks, feels, and behaves. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 9% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with a personality disorder.[1] The most common personality disorder is known as borderline personality...

Experiencing stress or occasional anxiety is a part of normal life. Being overwhelmed by stressful times is something that everyone will go through. However, some people struggle with anxiety disorders that cause feelings of panic and fear to be a part of their everyday reality. According...

Addiction and alcoholism are chronic and progressive diseases. To successfully maintain long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, individuals must remain consistent and proactive. People who stop engaging in their recovery maintenance techniques when they graduate from an addiction treatment program are at a high...

Early recovery is often thought of as the most difficult stage of addiction recovery. Early recovery refers to anywhere from 1 day sober to 1 year sober. However, most of the challenges of early recovery begin as individuals transition from the safety of a treatment program...

Heroin addiction is known to be one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. Heroin is a powerful and addictive opioid. Abusing heroin can lead to a range of serious consequences to your health, relationships, and emotional wellbeing. Using heroin for even a short time can...

If you are recovering from a substance use disorder, you have probably become familiar with a wide variety of odd symptoms. From restless leg syndrome to major mood swings and fluctuations in weight, early addiction recovery can cause some strange effects. Have you found yourself having...

Co-occurring disorders are characterized by an individual having a substance use disorder and at least one additional mental health condition. For example, an individual who suffers from alcoholism and bipolar disorder has co-occurring disorders. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “approximately 9.2...

Methamphetamine or “crystal meth” is a highly addictive and potent stimulant drug. Meth is a man-made drug that was historically given to soldiers in World War II to keep them awake and alert.[1] Crystal meth is made with a substance found in many cold medicines -...

Wine is popular in American culture. People drink it to celebrate, socialize, and relax. For centuries, wine has been used to complement luxurious meals and everyday family gatherings. In recent years, researchers have examined the health benefits of wine and some suggest that drinking some...