Disturbed Sleep and Alcohol Abuse

Disturbed Sleep and Alcohol Abuse

Sleep disorders are conditions that affect your normal sleeping patterns, leading to difficulties falling asleep as well as a reduced amount of sleep overall. These disorders can result from medical issues, health problems, environmental issues and alcohol withdrawal. It’s essential to get adequate high-quality sleep to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Sufficient sleep has many benefits…

Addiction Art Therapy

Art Project Ideas to Aid in Recovery

Art therapy, which is overseen by a trained therapist, is an effective therapeutic technique. This form of therapy has the potential to positively impact the creator’s well-being by alleviating and improving mental, emotional and physical challenges. Creating art is especially effective for individuals dealing with mental disorders as well as drug and alcohol addictions. Art…

link between eating disorders and substance abuse

Hungry for Something More: The Link Between Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse

Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions that disrupt a person’s eating habits and the way they think and feel about food. The common denominator in eating disorders is that people who have them tend to be obsessive in monitoring their weight and the way their body looks. Millions of people struggle with eating…

How Art Can Help in Addiction Recovery

How Art Can Help in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a deeply personal experience. During your recovery, you may find it difficult to communicate your story or verbalize how you feel. Unfortunately, many addiction programs focus on talking about what you’ve been through. When the words don’t come easily, art therapy for substance abuse can help bridge the gap between you and others, giving…

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…

Addiction Recovery for Fathers

Addiction Recovery for Fathers

As a dad, you want your children to always look at you as their hero. However, if you’re struggling with substance use, the effects of your addiction are bound to impact or even devastate your family. Even if you believe you’re hiding the signs and your family doesn’t know, you’re probably mistaken. Over time, drugs and alcohol…