What is GHB and Why is it Abused?

By | 2017-09-08T19:28:19+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

What is GHB? A Brief History on One of America’s Fave Club Drugs Gamma hydroxybutyrate – commonly known as GHB – is considered by many to be a super fun club drug that makes for one hell of a party. It is also known for something else – date rape. But, GHB didn’t always have the reputation it has today. In fact, until the FDA banned the stuff in 1990, GHB was a legal substance in the United States used for medicinal purposes. GHB is a clear liquid that looks just like water. It is tasteless [...]

Too Busy to Meditate – Is Mindfulness That Important for My Well-Being?

By | 2017-03-23T17:01:36+00:00 December 18th, 2016|

Usually, it is how your mind interprets a stressful or traumatic life event  – not the event itself – that will create the urgent desire to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs. To let go of burdensome stress or pain, many people in recovery practice mindfulness meditation to help them manage their everyday life. What Is Mindfulness Meditation and How Does It Apply to Recovery? Mindfulness is purposely focusing your awareness of what is happening in your life at the present moment. This focus allows you to react to consciously and deliberately RESPOND to problems, rather [...]

Holistic Addiction Treatment: What Does It Mean and Is It Really Better?

By | 2017-03-23T17:11:07+00:00 September 9th, 2016|

“Remember, too, when we practice and work on ourselves, it is not just our kinesthetic or body awareness, or our intellectual capacity, and it is not just our emotional intelligence, our spiritual depth, or our ethical clarity, but it is all these things together, the sum of all these healthy parts, that makes an extraordinarily healthy, and brilliantly capable whole.” ~John Dupuy, Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction Among the many different addiction treatment approaches, one that offers holistic therapies may be the most comprehensive option, because it is [...]

My Journey with Mindfulness Meditation during My Recovery

By | 2015-09-25T23:43:37+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

My early days of recovery were hard. As my body readjusted to a life without drugs and my mind adjusted to the strange sensation of sobriety, I felt very much "not like myself". That is probably because the "me" of the recent past had lived in a near-constant fog of intoxication. Sobriety was alien to me. I felt as if I was a strange visitor to another planet that was almost like my own, but I wasn't exactly sure how to speak the language, and I could barely breathe the air. Like a lot of [...]

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