5 Ways to Resist the Temptation To Use Drugs During Recovery

Cravings are a reality of life for everyone, but for people who have struggled (or are currently struggling) with substance abuse, they can have devastating consequences. Typically, people who abuse substances do so in order to ease the pain and stress of daily life....

Which Medications to Avoid During Recovery

If you’ve struggled with addiction and are currently pursuing recovery, first of all: congratulations. Recovery can be incredibly difficult, but it is always worth it. There’s so much more of life to enjoy when you’re not maintaining an addiction full-time! However,...

How to help someone with signs of addiction

Being part of a community means that sometimes, other community members may struggle and need your help. These may be friends, coworkers, family members, or other loved ones. If you notice that someone is not quite behaving normally, you may want to pay attention more...

Understanding mental health in the workplace and addiction

Mental health is an often overlooked or even stigmatized topic for many people, especially as it pertains to workplace settings. Substance abuse issues are even more challenging for people to address. Employers may find it difficult to navigate these topics and may...

How to turn your life around after quitting substance abuse

Recovery from substance abuse is an incredible thing. Simply not being under the power of a substance, and living your life with freedom you didn’t have before, can feel like a miracle– because it is! The process of getting clean from substances can be difficult,...

Why Do People Get Addicted to Illegal Drugs?

Statistically, most of us have probably either personally experienced addiction or know a close loved one who has. It’s a serious problem without a simple solution, and anyone who’s experienced it at all knows how much heartache and personal struggle it can cause....