Healthy Lifestyle

6 NEW YEAR’S RECOVERY RESOLUTIONS YOU’LL STICK TO

The end of the year always has a way of making you feel introspective. The New Year is a benchmark and a new beginning, and people can’t help but reflect.

Now is as good a time as any to take stock of your life and well-being. […]

What Does It Feel Like to Jump Off a Cliff?

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

It’s about the same feeling as being admitted to treatment for addiction. Jumping off of a cliff is jumping into the unknown. The only reason that you would jump is to get away from something.  It’s likely that you would be […]

Ways to Practice Self-Care in Sobriety

Recovery is a lifelong process that involves changing your behaviors and thought patterns. Though you’ll get in the habit of practicing daily, the journey isn’t always easy. And while many treatment programs offer robust aftercare programs, you ultimately hold the success of […]

Ways to Have Fun and Stay Sober in College

Starting college can be both thrilling and terrifying. For many students, it’s your first time living independently. You’ll have to learn new life skills, like balancing your schedule to make sure you don’t fall behind in any of your classes. The pressure can feel intense, […]

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, however, it can sometimes be difficult to detect when someone is struggling with an eating disorder. That’s […]

3 States Crack Down on Opioid Epidemic with Tougher Laws

The nationwide opioid epidemic has ballooned into a serious public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 115 people die daily in the U.S. from an opioid overdose, and more than three out of five drug overdose deaths […]

EXPERTS CRITICAL OF CONGRESS’ RESPONSE TO OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Congress is at work on next phase of its response to the opioid epidemic, but according to experts, their response is failing to deliver compared to the scope of the crisis, especially when it comes to funding for treatment.

Experts say that states need more money […]

5 SUBSTANCE-FREE WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY

Stress is inevitable. It might be something you deal with infrequently or seemingly all the time, but it’s how you respond to stress that can have a huge impact on your health and happiness. For example, self-medicating stress with drugs or alcohol is unhealthy and […]

DEPRESSION TREATMENT IMPROVES OPIOID RECOVERY OUTCOMES

A recent study suggests that depression is a side effect of chronic opioid use, and adequate treatment of depression improves recovery outcomes.

According to the study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, when patients adhered to a prescribed antidepressant and stopped using […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN HOSPITALS HAVE QUADRUPLED

Patient deaths among opioid-driven hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Physician and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School Zurui Song analyzed nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving […]

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