Staying Strong: Fitness and Recovery

We’ve been told in various ways as we grew up that exercise is healthy for us. From playing outside as a kid, to lifting weights at a local gym, exercise seems to take form in the lives of many Americans. From personal experience, we know that physical movement is helpful for the body. The mind-body […]

Your Guide to Manchester Rehab, Treatment Centers & Alcoholics Anonymous

Manchester, New Hampshire is the largest city in northern New England, serving as home for over 100,000 people. There is a ton to do in Manchester. From a nice relaxing boat ride on the river to baseball games, you’ll find it hard to be bored. That being said, there is also a drug culture in […]

Your Guide to Concord Rehab, Treatment Centers & Alcoholics Anonymous

Not far from the booming city of Manchester is the small state capital of Concord, New Hampshire.The city is home to the University of New Hampshire’s prestigious school of law and a few other educational institutions. Concord is seated on the Merrimack River and a short drive from Lake Winnipesaukee, drawing in tons of people […]

Anger Management and Drug Abuse: Maintaining Healthy Emotional Habits

   Canadian writer Laurence Peter has coined the phrase “speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Being angry is the worst. We’ve all been through the agony of feeling pent up and it’s certainly not easy. Managing anger can be especially troublesome if your anger is violent and […]

What Is CBT Therapy?

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What Is CBT therapy? If you’ve ever sought addiction treatment, you’ve probably heard of CBT. CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It’s a unique form of behavioral therapy that aims to change an addict’s thought patterns. In return, this will ideally change the beliefs that a person holds, his or her attitude, and, ultimately, […]

Kids and Drugs: Why Do they Do It?

We’re seeing kids become drug abusers at very young ages lately. It’s a scary thing to watch someone you love become attached to drugs and alcohol. But, when it’s your child it’s even harder to come to terms with. Their physical and mental health is your top concern and substance abuse is certainly not the […]

Drug-Related Words Cause Cocaine Addiction Cravings

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Recent studies show that those struggling with a cocaine addiction will experience intense cravings when exposed to drug-related words. As cocaine dependence develops, neurological changes happen in the brain. An addict’s central nervous system (CNS) is literally getting rewired. These changes in the brain are the culprits responsible for propagating cocaine abuse. So, let’s take […]

Kratom Withdrawal: Hiding in Plain Sight

   We know that withdrawal can change the way a person acts. The signs and symptoms of withdrawal are usually the opposite of what the drug does, as the body is overreacting to the absence of its favorite substance. What some people fail to recognize is that the signs and symptoms vary from drug to drug. […]

5 Ways Driving Under the Influence Can Ruin Your Life

  Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is an incredibly risky thing to do. Not only are your reflexes slower than usual, but your brain is unable to make quick decisions. This increases your chances of getting into an accident. If you are driving under the influence, you are a danger to not […]