Addiction Recovery Blog

ADHD and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a neurological disorder associated with not being able to sit or stand still, lack of ability to pay attention for a long time, not being able to cope with boredom, and not completing long tasks. This disorder is usually diagnosed in children but can also be diagnosed [...]

ADHD and Addiction 2022-05-23T10:32:21+00:00

What is SMART Recovery?

Life is full of exciting, even thrilling experiences that can leave us with the feeling of wanting more. Often these experiences are positive and fulfilling. But others can be addictive, opening the door to a destructive lifestyle. Most people who engage in addictive behaviors and go on to develop an actual addiction find that overcoming [...]

What is SMART Recovery? 2022-05-23T10:32:30+00:00

Relapse In Recovery – What Happened Just As Things Were Going Good?

Ancient legend tells the story of a magical bird, radiant and shimmering, which lives for several hundred years before it dies by bursting into flames. It is then reborn from the ashes, to start a new, long life. This is the Phoenix. What does it mean to relapse? Relapse is a return to substance [...]

Relapse In Recovery – What Happened Just As Things Were Going Good? 2022-05-23T10:32:44+00:00

Dual Problems Require Dual Care

Co-occurring conditions are not unusual when it comes to addiction. Many people who have anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other mental health concerns often turn to substances to help manage their conditions. On the flip side, depression, anxiety, and similar mental health issues are often a result of addiction. It does not matter if the [...]

Dual Problems Require Dual Care 2022-05-23T10:32:54+00:00

Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Addictions happen for many reasons. In many cases, addiction is the result of another medical condition. People suffering from mental health disorders are also prone to addiction. It is not uncommon for a person who enters an addiction recovery center to be diagnosed with a dual condition. What Is A Dual Diagnosis? When you [...]

Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 2022-05-23T10:33:03+00:00

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction – a Dual Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with two different disorders at the same time is not uncommon. This is especially true when one of those disorders is addiction. Addiction can often be (at least partially) a symptom or result of the other disorder present. The name for this is dual diagnosis. One unique type of dual diagnosis is [...]

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction – a Dual Diagnosis 2022-05-23T10:33:16+00:00

When Your Loved One Does Not Want Help With Addiction

When Your Loved Does Not Want Help With Addiction You may see your loved one falling into the pit of addiction. You may see their life falling apart and the toll the addiction is taking on them physically, mentally, and emotionally. You may see how bad their personal hygiene has become and their loss [...]

When Your Loved One Does Not Want Help With Addiction 2022-05-23T10:33:35+00:00

Do You Have An Addiction?

How Do You Know If You Have An Addiction? How do you know if you have an addiction? Do you have to wait until you hit rock bottom and find yourself in a bad situation? Do you have to get to the point where you are committing crimes or risking your health? Sadly, many [...]

Do You Have An Addiction? 2022-05-23T10:33:43+00:00

Addiction and Depression – The Vicious Cycle

Addiction and Depression There are many reasons that addictions start. Discovering those reasons so that you can fix the problem is part of every drug rehabilitation program. One of the most difficult issues to address, yet one of the easiest issues to resolve, is when addiction is connected to depression. Often, addiction and depression [...]

Addiction and Depression – The Vicious Cycle 2022-05-23T10:33:50+00:00
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