Where Did My Mojo Go?

Mojo is not just a term used by Austin Powers in a movie. It is something people can actually have, and lose. Someone in addiction recovery may suddenly lose mojo and finds addiction knocking on the door again. When motivation is gone to stay sober, find out how to get it back. Most Common Reasons Read More…

What Are the Benefits of Online Support Groups?

An essential part of completing rehab treatment and staying in recovery is aftercare. Support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous form a big part of aftercare programs, where the individual in recovery is encouraged to attend these groups. Support groups are of immense benefit to an individual who is transitioning from treatment to recovery. Read More…

How Can I Let Go of Fear in Recovery?

Fear is a real stinker of an emotion. It drives addiction and keeps people from truly being happy in recovery. Overcoming this obstacle is a big challenge for people with addiction. Fear is a natural emotion people experience but sometimes an individual needs protection from this disabling emotion. Learn how to not let it ruin Read More…

How Does Expressive Writing Therapy Work?

Writing about traumatic, stressful or highly emotional events may not provide improvement in psychological health. When asked to do so in an expressive capacity, the ability to look at past traumatic events and experiences for short periods of time can support people in the long term. This may result in a higher level of emotional Read More…

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a process that was developed by two psychologists back in the 1980s. The basis of EFT draws from older therapies and theories which reflect that, if healing is to occur, emotions must be the primary focus. Challenges such as addiction, rooted in an emotional base, cannot be intellectualized or changed. Read More…

How a Heroin Craving Feels

Heroin cravings can be some of the toughest to ignore when the calling comes. It is sharper, stronger and more intense than some people imagine. Learn the way cravings work and how it feels to experience a strong desire to use heroin. Some tips will be provided to help work past the cravings to stay Read More…

Methadone for Opiate Addiction Recovery

Using Methadone for Opiate Addiction Recovery

Methadone is one option people use in treatment for drug detoxification to mitigate symptoms of withdrawal and block effects of opiate drugs. Withdrawal symptoms can be eliminated and drug cravings relieved using methadone. Learn more about how methadone works, how it helps address drug addiction and the general properties of the medication.   Opiate Withdrawal Read More…