Marijuana Legalized Across the Country

Marijuana Legalized in More States: How that Affects your Children   Of the fifty stars sewn in white on the American flag, twenty-eight could now be considered painted green. According to data published on the Governing website, twenty states have legalized medical marijuana, three have legalized recreational marijuana, and five have legalized both forms. (Some states that lack broader legalization …

Aftercare Exit Plan

What is Learned in Treatment? Once a detox is complete, rehabilitation treatment addresses the psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of addiction. Treatment can take on a number of forms to cater to the individual’s needs, such as the level of treatment needed and financial factors. Patients may seek out residential programs, outpatient rehabilitation programs, group therapy, and/or individual therapy. Many …

Why Rehab Won't Cut it

Do I really need Outpatient care after rehab? A valuable next step after inpatient rehab is outpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab helps one transition from rehab-life to the real world. This gives the patient the opportunity to develop skills to stay sober in their approach to begin a new life. Choosing to attend an outpatient rehab after a long or even …

10 Tips to Get Better Sleep

You snooze you lose, right? Nothing could be more wrong. We all know sleep is good for us, and that we should probably do more of it. But we don’t always act like it. And we aren’t all able to say exactly why sleep is so important. As it turns out, sleep is crucial to brain function, emotional health, and …

A Family Addiction- How Alcoholism Impacts Loved Ones

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Addiction Affects the Family Not just the Addict It is no question that addiction can cause major damage to the individual that it inflicts. This is often a long process that gradually changes from an somewhat innocent experimentation and fun with friends on the weekends, to something more consuming. Chronic abuse of these drugs will deteriorate the addict’s mental health, physical …

Balanced Parenting | 7 Easy Ways To Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Balanced Parenting | 7 Easy Ways To Raise Well-Adjusted Kids Balance is a topic central to most discussions of personal health and wellness. Balancing home responsibilities, work duties and still taking time for self-care are all important pieces of the puzzle. With kids at home though, balance takes on a whole new role. We are our kid’s most influential teachers, …

Neurobics | Keeping Your Mind Sharp

What is Neurobics? “Neurobics is the science of brain exercise. The primary goal is to help you keep your memory, along with the ability to learn new information.” Our brains are tailored towards efficiency. When approaching new problems or activities our brains analyze the easiest way handle them and revert to these methods the more we engage in those activities …

Why FAD Diets Don't Work | Healthy Lifestyles Promote Long-Term Recovery

Why FAD Diets Don’t Work | Healthy Lifestyles Promote Long-Term Recovery In recovery most people have tried getting on a healthy diet. Motives can be different though – some people are trying to get healthier in general, and some are trying to lose weight exclusively. While there are a number of reasons why people try out diets, one thing is …

Green Exercise | Maximizing The Beautiful South Bay

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  Going to the gym is one way to get fit and be healthier but after a while it can lose its luster. Exercising outside in the great outdoors is sometimes called green exercise. According to a 2013 study by Extreme Physiology and Medicine green exercise may have many health benefits over exercising indoors. Some of these benefits are improved …

8 Ways To Connect With Your Most Important Relationship and Practice Self-Care!

With all the talk of love and connection, it seems appropriate that February is American Heart Month. Self-care is an important part of not just recovery, but any healthy lifestyle. We don’t often appreciate just how much our hearts do for us. The average heart will beat about 4800 times an hour. That is 115,200 times per day. Over the …