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How Rehab Can Help You Let Go of a Party Lifestyle and Negative Behaviors
Why People Turn to Drugs and Alcohol As a teen or young adult, a person’s reasons for drinking and using drugs are different from those of an older person. When someone is young, they are often fun-seeking and bent on fitting in with the crowd. Relaxing, getting high or buzzed, alleviating depressed feelings or staying up at night are the most common reasons young people use drugs and alcohol. For some, the drug abuse and alcohol consumption becomes more frequent. People also use drugs and alcohol to cope with the challenges in life. Although events and circumstances certainly affect our lives, we are ...

Focusing on Mental Health in the First Year of Addiction Recovery
Going from addiction to sobriety is best thought of not as an event, but as a journey. Initially, the focus of attention is on rehab: Is rehab really necessary? If so, what kind and for how long? Rehab is thought of as the place where people get sober and turn their lives around, and this is true. It’s also true that the recovery process continues for several months after leaving an addiction rehab center. This is why it’s so important to select a drug and alcohol treatment center that has an addiction recovery program that is designed to help clients learn how to ...

How to Use Essential Oils to Help with Meditation
Sometimes it can be difficult to calm your body and quiet your mind enough to sit still and meditate. Thankfully, there are several essential oils that can help you relax and enjoy a peaceful meditation practice. Not only can they ease stress and help you feel more grounded, they smell great too! Below is an infographic on five essential oils that help with meditation. But first, if you’ve never used essential oils, you may be wondering what they are and how you would use them in a meditation session. Table of Contents Infographic: Essential Oils that Help with Meditation What Are Essential Oils and ...

How to Create Healthy Habits to Beat Addiction
Taking back your life from destructive habits, like addiction, can be challenging. However, with commitment and the right knowledge and support, you can replace those old habits with new, healthy habits. As you begin your journey towards a healthier way of life, be sure to consult professional advice before attempting to detox. Some substances are too dangerous to quit without assistance, because severe withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening in certain cases. Consult a doctor or call our addiction specialists to get a recommendation for your situation. From Better Habits to a Better Life Creating new habits is a long-term process. It’s important ...

Alcohol Abuse and Its Link to Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Arrhythmia
Alcohol and Heart Conditions Most Americans are familiar with alcohol’s negative impacts on the brain, liver, and kidneys, but many do not understand the risks that alcohol abuse carries for the heart. These risks are exacerbated by the amount of alcohol a user consumes and the frequency of consumption. Healthy Heart Functions In order to understand the way alcohol abuse affects the heart, it’s important to understand how the human heart is constructed. The heart is comprised of four chambers: two upper chambers known as atria and two lower chambers referred to as ventricles. These four chambers allow blood to flow through the ...

The Importance of Working out While in Recovery
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Power of Exercise During Recovery It’s no secret that working out is beneficial for your body and mind – especially during recovery and as you determine a plan to keep from relapsing. Exercise has many scientific advantages for staying healthy, both physically and mentally. Not only will your body develop muscle mass, see an increased production of natural antibodies to combat infection, and create more endorphins for you to feel good about yourself simply, your mind will become more focused and you’ll even feel a sense of calm and well-being in your day to ...