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Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine is a dangerous drug made infamous by its role in various celebrity overdose deaths, but you don’t have to be famous to develop a dependence on cocaine and experience devastating physical, mental, financial and social problems. A worsening substance abuse disorder can erode your well-being and quality of...

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Colored Meth: Comparing Clear, White, Yellow and Pink Meth

Methamphetamines are a Schedule II stimulant that work directly on the central nervous system and interfere with neurotransmission activity. Depending on the techniques used to produce it, meth might have a powdery form or can resemble rock salt or chipped ice.  Regardless of its shape or appearance, meth has dangerous...

Maintaining Our Serenity

Maintaining Our Serenity

Living with addiction and mental health issues means we’re often confronted with things and people that challenge our serenity and sense of peace. We’re presented with things that make us feel uncomfortable, stressed, anxious, angry, even depressed. Addiction creates all kinds of challenging situations in our lives, frustrating daily...

How Meditation Can Help Us in Our Recovery

How Meditation Can Help Us in Our Recovery

Meditation has many benefits for dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, as well as for helping us in our addiction recovery. One of the greatest misconceptions about meditation is that its primary aim is to empty the mind of all thoughts, and while this is possible,...

How is Having a Spiritual Practice Helpful in Recovery?

How is Having a Spiritual Practice Helpful in Recovery?

Those of us with mental health issues and addictions often find ourselves consumed by our painful emotions and difficult thoughts. We tend to compound our sadness, fear, shame and other challenging emotions, often without realizing it. We unconsciously perpetuate our difficulties by dwelling on them and giving them even...

Dwelling on Your Problems Doesn’t Help – Try This Instead

Dwelling on Your Problems Doesn’t Help – Try This Instead

Many of us living with addictions also struggle with anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. We can tend to default to certain thought patterns that worsen our conditions and perpetuate them. We often aren’t mindful of these thought patterns, and we get can get so lost in them...

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