Recovery Blog

Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Jobs in the medical field can be some of the most rewarding, as well as the most stressful. And just like all other humans, they can get sick, too. In fact, studies have shown that those in the medical field, including doctors and nurses, suffer from substance abuse...

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Trauma and Addiction

May people with substance abuse disorders have experienced abuse or trauma in their lives before struggling with alcohol or drugs. (Abuse in this context means physical, emotional and sexual abuse.) Trauma can be derived from both abuse and other events, such as being...

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Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Addiction has been recognized as a disease of the brain that changes the way the user thinks, feels and acts. As a disorder, addiction and substance abuse affect everyone differently. Although both genders experience addiction, often men and women experience their...

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Can Mindfulness Help With Treatment?

Have you ever considered using mindfulness as a part of your recovery? Many people in recovery use it in their treatment plans. In fact, it is so popular that it’s a common term used throughout pop culture. The concept itself comes from early Buddhist meditations. In...

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Are You an Enabler? How Can You Tell?

When you love somebody who is suffering from an addiction disorder, it’s often hard to know how to help. You may worry that if you’re too harsh with your loved one, he or she might push you away. You want your loved one to get better, but that doesn’t mean that you...

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