Toxic Relationships and Addiction

Toxic Relationships and Addiction

The disease of drug or alcohol addiction can damage healthy, loving relationships, creating trauma and dysfunction. At the same time, dysfunctional relationships can lead to addiction, as people turn to substances to cope with the negativity of those relationships. Toxic relationships and addiction go hand in hand, creating a vicious cycle. Change comes when the addict…

Science of Addiction

Science of Addiction

Most people don’t truly understand addiction. They see an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol, and mistakenly think addicted individuals lack willpower or have some kind of moral failing. Most don’t understand why an addict can’t just stop using. The truth is addiction is a complex brain disease. This means quitting takes more than just…

Exercises to help addiction recovery

5 Benefits of Physical Activity in Recovery

Various experts assert that exercise should be a part of substance abuse treatment. While physical exercise cannot be the only treatment for substance use disorders, when it’s combined with other forms of treatment including medication-assisted treatment, recovery is more effective. Here are some of the benefits of exercise in addiction recovery. 1. Reduces Craving for…

Movies for people in recovery

7 Movies We Recommend for Those in Recovery

During recovery, people usually have some free time to watch movies about addiction. Some of our movie recommendations for those in recovery may move you to tears, while others will get you excited. It’s important to note that guidance and support may be needed to prevent relapse triggers. These addiction movies are not supposed to promote…