Eating Omega-3 for Mental Health

By far the best nutrient for improving and repairing brain health are Omega-3 Fatty acids. These omega-3s enhance your brain’s plasticity and member fluidity, which lets you think clearer and remember quicker. They also may improve your brain’s metabolism, reducing the amount of free radicals around the brain which creates a less stressed brain. Intitial […]

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Building Self-Esteem

One of the causes and consequences of drug or alcohol addiction is low self-esteem. Part of holistic treatment includes rebuilding that positive self-image.  Having that confidence in one’s own abilities and worth makes long-term recovery easier to achieve. During and after drug or alcohol rehabilitation, take an active role in building your teen’s self-esteem. These seven […]

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To Live in Recovery

  Oscar Wilde declared, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all.” He saw how so many people wasted their lives pursuing something that was difficult to obtain and easily lost. Instead, he implored his readers to do one thing: live. An active chemical dependence to drugs and alcohol […]

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Break Up with Your Friends

Entering recovery from addiction also means you need to break up with friends who are involved with drugs and alcohol. This may be a temporary separation from your party-going buds, or permanently leaving behind people in the thick of drug culture. It is hard to give up people who seem to care for you, but necessary. […]

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Begin Meditating

Do you think meditating is only for certain kinds of people? Like the Zen master sitting by a placid lake. Or perhaps you think of the quiet monk meditating behind old walls. Or maybe, you think of a New Age retreat, with people sitting in a circle meditating. Meditation is for all these people, and […]

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Five Tips to Heal a Family

Parenting a teenager is demanding enough. A teen in treatment for alcohol and drug abuse adds a whole new set of challenges.  Addiction has altered your family’s life. Things will not be as they were before drugs and alcohol. Your lives will continue to undergo transformation as your teen undergoes treatment. Take time to heal […]

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Holiday Season Relapse Prevention

The holiday season put pressure on people to indulge. Maintaining a sober lifestyle becomes more difficult, especially for those in early recovery. These five steps will help you manage stress and pressure of holidays. Take action before cravings start, and you’ll have a greater chance of preventing relapse during the holiday season. (CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW […]

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Recovery Coaches

  Recovery Coaches: A Beacon of Hope and Guidance Sometimes in life, a situation requires more effort than a single individual is capable of producing. Addiction is one of those situations. Support groups for treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug addictions often provide a coach that can give someone that additional help they need. […]

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A Life without Drugs

A simple solution for recovery from drug or alcohol addiction doesn’t exist. No easy treatment exists, but few conflicts in come with a one-and-done resolution. Part of the solution at Bradford is realizing the only thing constant in life is change. Recovery is about understanding life on life’s terms, and changing what doesn’t work so we all […]

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