The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Vivian Warren

As more addiction studies are unveiled, it is becoming apparent that nutrition and diet can largely impact an addict’s success in recovery. Maura Henninger, a naturopathic New York City physician states, “People who have been abusing (alcohol or drugs) tend to lose sight of self-care.” They must learn how to…

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How to Identify Drug Abuse in a Loved One

Vivian Warren

No one is immune to the devastating effects of drug abuse and addiction, it impacts people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. This is important to note because many people are initially in denial that their loved one would fall into the destructive cycle of addiction. Your…

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What are the 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery?

Vivian Warren

Addiction is a debilitating disease that effects millions of Americans each and every year, and overcoming this illness is much more complex than many people recognize. Each individual suffering from a form of substance abuse has unique needs and therefore, will require unique treatment. Yet, most addicts are hesitant to…

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The Unique Challenges of Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Vivian Warren

Substance abuse and addiction does not discriminate, it affects men and women alike. However, women experience addiction much differently than men do. Generally speaking, a woman’s addiction tends to progress faster than a man’s, they have different needs during treatment, and women face different challenges in recovery. Here at Restore…

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Treatment

Vivian Warren

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are useful for treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and other stress-related conditions. Although they have the ability to dramatically improve the lives of those who take them as prescribed, these habit-forming drugs are highly-addictive and have the potential to…

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Treatment for Alcohol Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

Vivian Warren

Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, is not only characterized by sudden intense shifts in mood, but by sudden shifts in energy levels and behavior as well. When someone is in a manic state their judgment and ability to function cognitively is at risk for days, or even a…

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How Environmental Factors Influence Addiction

Vivian Warren

Choosing to enroll in a center for addiction treatment can be a daunting task. It not only takes time, but making the decision to turn your life around will also require strength, dedication, and support from your loved ones or peers. In addition to this, people struggling with…

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Treatment for OxyContin Addiction

Vivian Warren

The powerful opiate known as OxyContin is used to treat severe pain. It may be prescribed for those undergoing cancer treatments or for those recovering from serious injuries. When taken as recommended, the drug can effectively benefit the lives of the people who require it. Yet, when abused, OxyContin can…

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What are Behavioral Addictions?

Vivian Warren

The word addiction is most often associated with the subject of substance abuse, as many people are unaware of the range in which the term covers. When considering the millions of people who suffer from a form of substance addiction, it is understandable why considerable attention is directed to alcohol…

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