The holiday season can be hard for an addict or alcoholic in recovery. It is filled with family gatherings, parties and other social events that all usually involve alcohol. For a recovering alcoholic, these are very tempting places to relapse. An alcohol... read more

Studies have shown that about 25 percent of people with addiction also have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Developing both addiction and ADHD can happen because of a number of reasons. One reason could just be genetic... read more

Recovering from an addiction can be aided through many different techniques, one of which being acupuncture. Acupuncture is a 2,000 year old Chinese tradition that is still used today all over the world. It is a stimulation of specific points on the body ... read more

Whether we realize it or not, having gratitude changes the way we interact with the world. It promotes the thoughts and behaviors that support our recovery. It is helpful to try to shift your mindset to focus on being grateful for something each day. In e... read more

According to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, alcoholics experience disruptive sleep schedules for long periods of time after alcohol abuse stops. Many former alcoholics complain that they can never get a full night of sleep. They wa... read more

Most people believe drugs and alcohol only affect the inside of the body. Although these substances do greatly affect internal organs, they affect the outside of the body as well. Drinking excessively or taking too many drugs takes a toll on the skin, tee... read more

You may have overheard your friends talking frequently about taking along Molly to social outings. They take her to a party, a club, or a concert because they think she adds to the fun. But who is this Molly and why is everyone hanging out with her? Molly... read more