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21 Dec Teen Drug Abuse

Many adults who are dealing with an addiction problem began their pattern of substance abuse in adolescence. Those who use drugs or alcohol as teenagers are at a greater risk for developing an addiction than those who begin using as adults. This is because drugs...

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19 Dec Types of Prescription Drug Abuse

A 2009 survey on drug use and health found that more than 16 million Americans had taken a prescription drug for a non-medical reason within the past year. This means that more and more people are using prescription medications outside of the supervision of a...

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15 Dec Eating for Recovery

In addition to many other negative health effects, drugs and alcohol can lead to malnourishment. Alcohol is full of empty calories that make a person feel full even though they are not getting any of the nourishment they need. Many drugs suppress a person’s appetite...

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12 Dec Addiction and Codependency

When a person is struggling with addiction, it is only natural for their family and friends to want to help. However, in some cases these loved ones can develop a codependency, which can hurt their self-esteem, the relationship, and delay the likelihood of the person...

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20 Nov Healthy Habits

One of the principles taught in the experiential portion of treatment at Therapia is the idea of replacing bad activities with good activities. Essentially, people in recovery are going to experience a void in their life where their addictive behaviors used to be. In order...

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20 Nov Breaking Bad Habits

Drug addiction is a habit that affects people physically, mentally, and emotionally. Though it generally requires professional help to overcome, developing methods for breaking other bad habits can help people in their recovery or help them to avoid addiction in the first place. Breaking bad...

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20 Nov Supporting a Recovering Addict

It can be very difficult for family members to watch their loved one going through the process of drug recovery. They will want to know what they can do to help. There are several ways to lend support. The first way to be supportive is...

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20 Nov Keys to Rehab Success

Deciding to enter a rehabilitation facility is the first step towards overcoming a drug addiction. There people will find a support group of experts and others in similar situations to help them get started on recovery. But even with all of these resources available, it...

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20 Nov Gateway Drugs

Very few people go from a clean and sober lifestyle straight to hard drug addiction. The problem usually begins with a gateway drug. A gateway drug is a legal substance that is readily available and opens the door to use of other,...

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