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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Why Giving Up Drugs is Bad

  “Knowing when you’ve had enough” requires a greater commitment, greater sacrifice, and greater resolve. Many people with addiction look at their lives from rock bottom and simply say, “enough.” They see drug and alcohol abuse as the cause of their problems, not a solution nor an outside occurrence. Those who say “enough” aren’t trading […]

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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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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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The Three Benefits of Residential Treatment

Residential treatment (inpatient) of drug or alcohol addiction is often more successful than outpatient care. Being in a program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week may seem daunting, but this sober environment is essential to battling drug or alcohol addiction. People who go through residential treatment have a better chance of getting to long-term […]

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