Category: Expert Insight

Psychoactive Substances

Cindy Hardy ❘

Psychoactive substances are drugs which alter a person's brain chemistry. They include depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and inhalants.

Benefits of Recovery vs. Discomfort of Withdrawal

Cindy Hardy ❘

During detox and recovery, withdrawal involves discomfort, but the benefits of overcoming addiction far outweigh withdrawal pains.

Difficulty Trusting Yourself and Others in Recovery

Cindy Hardy ❘

A life of addiction can make it difficult to trust yourself or to believe others, but the success of recovery depends on opening yourself to feedback.

Fear in the Early Stages of Recovery

Cindy Hardy ❘

A life of addiction involves fear, and the prospect of starting recovery might be frightening. However, overcoming fear is the key to finding freedom.

Practice, Not Perfectionism, in Recovery

Cindy Hardy ❘

To achieve recovery from addiction, it is important to give treatment a try and practice sobriety as a lifestyle. Perfectionism prevents progress.

How Do You Know if Someone Is Using Heroin?

Theresa Parisi ❘

There are many physical, emotional, psychological, and behavioral signs that will let you know that someone is using heroin.

7 Tips for Dealing with Insomnia During Detox

Theresa Parisi ❘

Insomnia is one of the most challenging withdrawal symptoms many starting recovery experience during detox, but there are ways to minimize its impact.

Ping Pong Treatment

Cindy Hardy ❘

Ping pong treatment is a term used to describe what happens when a patient bounces back and forth between addiction and mental health treatment.

Is Alcohol a Drug?

Theresa Parisi ❘

Alcohol is a drug, and a highly addictive one. Specifically, It is classified as a Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant.

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