All About Health and Wellness

Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Substance Abuse

What is ADHD? ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD affects people of all ages, but it is most commonly diagnosed in childhood. Individuals with ADHD have a hard time focusing and completing tasks, and they are constantly moving.  What is Substance Abuse? Substance abuse is a patterned use of a drug or alcohol in which users consume the substance in amounts or... ❯❯❯

Preventing Teen Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has become a global phenomenon that has firmly entrenched itself into the social fabric, particularly affecting teenagers.  Read on to go deeper into the harmful consequences of teenage substance abuse, with an emphasis on preventing teen substance abuse. The Teen Brain Under Attack in Adolescents Our teenage years are characterized by significant brain growth. Drastic changes occur in our brains during this time... ❯❯❯

The Impact of Addiction on Physical Health

What if you woke up one morning and found yourself in the middle of a war in your body? You are battling an invisible enemy that nobody else can see except you.  It is relentless. It is powerful. And it is inside you. This is the reality for millions of people worldwide who are fighting addiction. Keep reading to explore the profound impact of addiction on physical health and how it can silently wage war on your body! Addiction,... ❯❯❯

The Role of Peer Support in Rehab and Aftercare

Addiction is a relentless enemy that wraps its cold, cruel chains around you, whispering that you are alone—that no one can understand your struggle.  But that’s a lie; you’re not alone, and help is closer than you think.  If you’ve ever wondered about the role of peer support in rehab or how it impacts aftercare, get ready for an enlightening journey. Let’s explore peer support in addiction recovery, as it has been helping addicts... ❯❯❯

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment: From Traditional Methods to Holistic Approaches

Addiction is a complex and multifaceted disease that affects millions of individuals worldwide. This overwhelming problem has prompted years of research, evaluation, and practice. By changing our understanding of addiction, its treatment has evolved significantly from exorcism rituals, physical punishment, and stigmatizing sobriety societies to focus on recovery-oriented systems of care. The Medical Model Of Addiction Treatment In... ❯❯❯

Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment: Creating Safe Spaces for Healing

Trauma-informed care in addiction treatment requires a safe space within addiction care where individuals who have experienced trauma and trauma-related stressors can heal under the care of specialists. Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is frequently found to be one of the most prevalent co-occurring disorders for patients undergoing substance abuse treatment. When experiencing trauma coupled with substance abuse... ❯❯❯

Mindful Decision-Making in Recovery: Choosing Sobriety Every Day

Recovering from addiction is a journey that requires us to make numerous decisions along the way. Each choice we make holds the potential to either support or hinder our progress. This is why practicing decision-making plays a crucial role in the recovery process. Mindfulness enables us to be fully present and aware of our thoughts, emotions, and actions, empowering us to make decisions that align with our goal of achieving sobriety. ... ❯❯❯

Celebrating Milestones in Addiction Recovery

There are two types of people in this world: people who enjoy attention and people who do not (otherwise known as ‘birthday people’ and ‘non-birthday people’). Jokes aside, whether you seek attention or run from it, it should not apply when celebrating your addiction recovery milestones…we all have birthdays, but we certainly don’t all accomplish sobriety!  On your addiction recovery journey, it is essential to acknowledge your... ❯❯❯

Insurance and Payment Options for Addiction Treatment.

When grappling with addiction and reaching the point where you're ready for treatment, finding a facility that aligns with your needs is crucial. You'll want a place that not only feels right but also offers tailored programs and incorporates the highest level of care into each treatment regimen. The cost of rehabilitation can seem daunting, but it shouldn't deter you from seeking help, as there are numerous payment options available... ❯❯❯

Empowering Individuals: Exploring the Advantages of Therapeutic Approaches in Behavioral Healthcare

In today's fast-paced and demanding world, many individuals encounter different obstacles that affect their mental and emotional well-being. Behavioral healthcare therapy offers a secure environment for individuals to address these challenges and strive for positive transformation. By delving into therapeutic approaches, individuals can discover the one that best fits their unique needs, empowering them to heal and recover. Various... ❯❯❯

Typhoid: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Typhoid: What It Is and How to Avoid ItTyphoid fever is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. Typhoid fever is characterized by a prolonged and high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and general malaise. In severe cases, complications can arise, including intestinal perforation and life-threatening septicemia. Typhoid remains a significant public health concern in regions with poor sanitation and inadequate access to clean water, where it can... ❯❯❯

When Is It Time to Admit My Child to a Rehab Facility?

If you think your teen has an addiction or substance abuse problem, you might be wondering if or when you should send them to a teen rehab center. This can be a very hard decision and you want to make sure you are doing the right thing for your teen and your family.  When a child is 17 years or younger, they can legally be put into a drug rehab center if their parents choose this for them. You might feel like this is a harsh decision... ❯❯❯