Quality nutrition during addiction recovery is essential to healthy living. Because addiction alters the way the brain functions and depletes nutrients from the body, reintroducing healthy eating  habits aids the body’s healing process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drugs that resemble the brain’s messenger system send wrong messages to both the brain…

Families can be very influential in either helping or hindering a loved one’s recovery. The family’s role in recovery should not be underestimated. Of course, it is possible to recover from an addiction without family support, but it is much more fruitful for all members of the family if they work together on this journey….

One of the most concerning issues we fact in the United States is the opioid epidemic. For the past two decades, millions of Americans have become addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of annual overdose deaths caused by prescription painkillers has seen a 2.8-fold increase…

Across the nation, colleges are scrambling to keep up with an ever-growing demand for mental health services from students struggling to get by. This is according to a report put out by Penn State’s Center for Collegiate Mental Health. The report found that while some variables, including rates of prior mental health treatment, appear to…

Addiction-related overdoses have reached epidemic levels in Ohio. In 2015, nearly 30 out of every 100,000 Ohio residents died due to drug overdoses. In 2016, 1,424 Ohio residents specifically died from heroin overdoses. If other opiates, such as prescription painkillers like morphine, Percocet, OxyContin, or Fentanyl are included in the numbers, the total number of 2016 Ohio deaths…

It’s one thing to say that addiction is growing on college campuses. However, seeing the numbers paints a more vivid picture. Take a closer look at college student addiction statistics to see the areas that require the most work. Alcohol Kills More than 2,000 Students Annually A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental…

Most people enter substance abuse treatment to obtain a drug-free life. Most rehab programs are designed to build improved health and function. These goals are reached through counseling, medication management, comprehensive healthcare, and supportive staff and peers. Opioid addictions are occasionally treated with medication. Drugs like suboxone and buprenorphine are occasionally used to help wean…

Adults between 18 to 25 years old often struggle with drug addiction and are less likely to finish rehab. Here is a summary of the situation and what can be done about it. Substance abuse among college-aged adults is a serious concern in the United States. Recent statistics show (in a sample of 1,972 people)…

For many of us, the winter months are the toughest. But for those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, the winter months can be especially tricky season to navigate. The term ‘winter blues’ is used to describe a mild form of seasonal affective disorder that occurs during the winter months. Some of the most…