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The Drug Class Blog

Oct 02

Check the Operating System

We have an amazing operating system that we need to take care of here is an interesting look at what is going on up there. https://silverridgerecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/silverridgerecovery.com_how_addiction_affects_the_brain_the_neuroscience_of_compulsive_behavior.pdf

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Sep 27

Trauma and Substance Problems

The longer I work in this field the more I understand that the substance use is generally a symptom.  I also understand that the substance use quickly makes everything worse.   Here is a great website that looks at the connections https://silvermistrecovery.com/childhood-trauma-and-addiction-in-adulthood/

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Aug 12

After Treatment

The Importance of Continuing Care After Treatment for Drug Addiction   You have completed your drug rehab program successfully. You should be proud of yourself. However, you should also be aware that as you transition back into your regular life, you face a rather high relapse rate. After you...

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Jul 08

Stuff to Do

Getting bored or better said, allowing yourself to get bored is a huge relapse risk.   Here is an amazing list of a lot of stuff to do. https://wisebeards.com/blog/hobbies-list-men/   Thanks to Jason for the submission to Drug Class.

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May 08

Sleep Rocks

Sleep is important, really important. It can help reduce anxiety and depression, it increases energy and really can make us feel better about ourselves. Please check the ideas below.   And, sweet dreams!   Here are three useful guides Healthy Sleep for New and Expecting Parents Children's...

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Apr 26

Codependency and Enabling

Codependency and Enabling Can Exacerbate Drug Abuse Drug addiction is an extremely complicated and powerful disease that has swept across the United States. The path of destruction left and the turmoil that continues to reign heartache across innocent bystanders is absolutely devastating. When...

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Apr 06

Emotional Growth

Thank you to Goeff Crain for the article Emotional Development Risks With Adolescent Substance Use Drug and alcohol abuse amongst adolescents is on the rise. Before they graduate high school, 70% of students will have tried alcohol while 50% will have used an illegal drug. Adolescents experiment...

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Mar 05

Alcohol and Anxiety

CHRONIC DRINKING REWIRES BRAIN AND INCREASES ANXIETY PROBLEMS  The link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been well established by doctors for some time. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk for traumatic events like car accidents and domestic...

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Jan 02

Marijuana and Pregnancy

One of the issues that is coming up more regularly is the use of marijuana during pregnancy. With upcoming legalization, it is important that we know as much as possible about potential impacts. Here are two articles to help you take a look at the information. https://www.care2.com/causes/we-need-to-talk-about-pot-use-and-pregnancy.html https://mothertobaby.org/baby-blog/high-times-for-marijuana-clearing-the-smoke-about-marijuana-use-during-pregnancy/

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Dec 24

Dogs as Recovery Support

Coming home and realizing that your dog thinks you are the best thing around is always gratifying. They also teach us a lot, or at least can if we listen, about living in the moment. Here is a submitted article from one of our web fans, https://www.rover.com/blog/role-assistance-dogs-recovering-substance-abuse/ ...

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