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Recovering addicts reduce stress
Stress affects us all; however, what is different for each of us, is the ways our bodies react to it, and how we respond to it. For some people, stressful situations might be easily-managed. For others, however, stress can be a very debilitating emotion. Individuals who are recovering from an addiction often have a hard time managing stress, because they no longer have the outlet they used to rely on. Without the option to drink
Living with recovering addict
When an addict returns from their rehabilitation treatment, this doesn’t mean that they’re automatically cured. In fact, the recovery process of an addict is a life-long journey that requires the daily decision to avoid temptation and embrace a healthier lifestyle. For those who are living with an individual who is recovering, they will know that addiction doesn’t just affect the addict. Addiction touches many people close to a suffering addict, and when the time comes
men-only drug rehab environment
Opioids act on the opioid receptors in our bodies, creating an effect similar to that of morphine. Opioids are a very addictive type of drug, and there are wide range of substances grouped into this category including heroin, fentanyl and OxyContin. In 2016, more than 2,800 Canadians died of opioid-related overdoses. The numbers average out to 8 deaths per day across the country, with the epidemic affecting every province. For those opioid addicts who are
Things to avoid during recovery
Anyone who has made it to the recovery stage of a drug or alcohol addiction has a lot to be proud of. Having recognized their dependency and taken the time and dedication to become clean, the last thing anyone wants is for that person to experience a relapse. During recovery, it is important that an individual has a strong support system, as well as the ability to recognize triggers and temptations. Something as simple as
Recovering Addicts
When a friend or loved one struggles with addiction, it is common that the heavy weight of those troubles will affect the people around them as well. This is especially true for family members and close friends who have watched an individual fall deeper and deeper into addiction for so long. Even though addiction surely hurts an addict the most, it is untrue to say that others don’t feel those affects as well. It can