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A Lost Generation: Opioids and Young Adults
Millennials, born between 1982 and 2004, is the population currently being most impacted by the opioid epidemic with opioid abuse being the current number-one cause of preventable death among 18 to 35-year-olds. There are many circumstances that lead to addiction and Millennials are no exception
Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment and Research-Based Interventions
Most Americans over age 18 have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. A history of trauma is an important risk factor for substance abuse and addiction. When trauma leads to substance abuse, successful recovery must address the trauma and reduce its impact on mood, mental health, sleep, emotions and well-being.
Sobriety Over the Holidays: 5 Successful Strategies
As the holiday season gets into full swing, people across the country are preparing for feasting, fun and festivities. However, this time of year can be particularly difficult for people in early recovery—for a variety of reasons.
How to Improve Your Diet in Recovery—And Why You Should
Addiction takes a toll on your body. Frequent or prolonged use of drugs or alcohol impacts your overall health. The poor eating habits that often come with addiction further affect the efficient functioning of your body’s systems.
When It Happens to Your Family: How to Support Your Child Through Addiction Treatment and Recovery
When your child has an addiction, nothing can describe the melting pot of emotions you feel. Fear, frustration, anger and hopelessness may dominate your waking hours, taking a toll on your quality of life and well-being.
Life Skills to Strengthen Your Recovery
When all aspects of your life are squared away, it allows you to focus on recovery. Self-care, job, and relationship skills can help you effectively resolve common issues without unnecessary stress. In this eBook, learn essential life skills that help you strengthen your recovery.
How to Create a Sense of Belonging in Recovery
You’ve completed addiction treatment and it’s time to start your life again. Some people that were close to you may still be apprehensive about letting you back in, but that’s okay. Learn how to repair old relationships, forge new connections, and embrace your brighter future when you download this eBook.
Social Media, Depression and Addiction
There’s no question that social media has changed the landscape of communication for millions of people. Unfortunately, studies have shown a positive correlation between depression and anxiety in social media users as they spend more time on the networks. In this eBook, learn why this is happening and how to use social media in a healthy way.
How to Prepare for Addiction Treatment
Taking the step to begin addiction treatment is a big one. Now you might be wondering what you can do to make your time in treatment as effective as possible. In this eBook, we detail what you can do for your mind, body and spirit before you step foot into our treatment facility.
Millennials and Addiction Treatment
Addiction affects different generations of people in different ways. After the Baby Boomers and Generation X, the Millennials were born. In this eBook, you’ll learn how addiction affects millennials specifically, how the generation is defined, and the common approaches used to treat addiction in an individual of this generation.
The Importance of Environment in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
If you live in a place where substance abuse happens around you, you may be more susceptible to developing a substance abuse issue yourself. Likewise, living near substance abuse during recovery can hurt your chances of long-term sobriety. Learn more about how environment affects addiction in this eBook.
9 Ways Therapy Transforms Your Life Beyond Ending Your Addiction
Ending your addiction is top priority when you enter treatment, but there are several other ways treatment impacts your life. Read this eBook to learn about how people change after they successfully complete treatment, and why certain treatment modalities are used to achieve outcomes beyond ending your addiction.
Relaxation Techniques to Help Prevent Relapse
The negative impact stress has on human health is well-documented and widely accepted in the medical industry. For those in recovery from addiction, high levels of stress can dramatically increase relapse rates. In this eBook, learn about stress and how it specifically affects those in addiction recovery, as well as powerful techniques to reduce stress.
The Silvermist Guide to Nutrition in Recovery
Perhaps nothing can promote a successful recovery from addiction like a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet. Studies have shown wide-ranging benefits from proper nutrition, from increased happiness to more restorative sleep cycles. Learn more about how nutrition specifically works for those in recovery in this eBook.
Residential Treatment Programs: What to Consider and What to Look for
This eBook lays out a broad overview of the many different approaches to addiction treatment. When you’re deciding on what sort of treatment you or a loved one could benefit from, it helps to have a solid understanding of each one. Download and read more for details.
Aftercare: A Guide to Long-Term Sobriety
Making the transition from a treatment center to your new life is tedious. As you try to manage stress while working your way back into the world, it is important to stay focused on long-term sobriety. Download this eBook to learn more about different types of aftercare and how they can help you.
Treatment Modalities for Addiction Therapy
There are a wide variety of treatment modalities available for those seeking addiction treatment. Starting from medical detox and ranging to complementary therapies, this eBook covers what you should know about different types of treatment modalities. Download and read to get a better grasp on which modalities may benefit you or a loved one.
The Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery
The holistic approach to therapy examines the entire individual, instead of a few aspects of that individual’s life. In this eBook, learn how holistic treatment is applied to addiction recovery and why many programs recommend it for those in recovery. Also, learn how holistic treatment could specifically help you or a loved one.