Correlation between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Correlation between PTSD and Substance Abuse

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 8.5 million adults in United States suffered from Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues and Substance Use Disorders among in 2017. People, who suffer from mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), face intense anxiety, intrusive memories and nightmarish flashbacks that interfere with their day…

We are addicts, we will crave

We are addicts, we will crave

Recovery The road to addiction recovery is long and paved with difficulty, self-doubt, incessant cravings, and many times, relapse. The emotional and mental toll of recovery often feels like it’s not worth the effort, like the end does not justify the means at all. When one is addicted and then stops the drug abuse, the…

What is an AA sponsor?

What is an AA Sponsor?

Sponsorship can be an important part of the recovery process, either independently or after an inpatient rehabilitation experience. In fact, almost everyone, from therapists to Hollywood blockbusters, emphasizes the importance of a sponsor, painting this special person as an indispensable part of recovery from drugs and alcohol. But what exactly is an AA sponsor, and…

Can Meds Keep You Sober?

Medication constitutes a substantial part of current interventions for alcohol addiction, and any modern residential or outpatient treatment center will keep abreast of developments in this area. Several drugs are now used for people who suffer from alcohol dependency, and it is good to be informed about this drugs. On top of that, it is…