TIPS FOR A DRUG-FREE LIFE
In the wake of the ongoing opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published conservative prescribing guidelines for U.S. doctors to follow. And while there have been some welcome reductions in prescribing as a result, physicians should go a step further and offer patients alternatives to addictive pain meds.
Does summer 2021 pose unique risks to recovering addicts? The answer is yes, because of two key factors.
I have realized that my sobriety is a gift that I chose to give to myself every day.
For some people, returning to their usual environments after completing rehab can be a serious mistake. A change of environment can be just the therapy some people need to succeed in their new sober lives.
Before a son or daughter gets into rehab, parents worry about an overdose. After a son or daughter completes rehab, parents worry about a relapse. What can YOU do, as a parent, to ensure your son or daughter has a healthy and relapse-free life?
In times of stress, natural disaster or isolation from contagion, it can be much more difficult to maintain sobriety. We offer practical, useful and creative ideas to make it easier to maintain your sobriety no matter what's happening around you.
We just moved into a new year, a new decade. This is the time when New Year’s resolutions are at their strongest. People are energized, and they’re making plans for personal betterment. But we all know what happens next. Such resolutions are gradually left by the wayside.
The importance of getting a good night’s sleep is something taught to us as children. And as we grow up, the concept of getting a proper night’s rest develops into a common sense thing which we just sort of know we’re supposed to do.
Parents sitting down to educate their children on the dangers of drug use may miss the fact that their own homes may abound with dangerous and even deadly abusable substances. The vast majority of parents want to protect their children from drug-related harm.
It’s pretty safe to say that people want to live the healthiest lives that they can. That applies to just about anyone, not just those who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. By and large, people want to safeguard their physical and mental health.