It is well-known that addiction has a negative effect on overall health and wellbeing. Substance abuse in general takes a toll on mental and physical health, but the specific consequences sometimes depend upon the drug. For instance, cocaine use is associated with malnutrition, asthma, pneumonia, and severe paranoia. On the other hand, heroin use is linked [...]
See the following video blog post about parenting issues in addiction treatment. Parenting can be a difficult task, especially when you are also struggling with addiction. Many addiction treatment programs do not offer childcare, which can make it difficult for parents to attend treatment. Additionally, parenting can be a stressful and demanding job, [...]
Triggers are a normal part of addiction recovery. In this video post, we discuss common triggers for drug use, as well as ways to cope. For 100% online addiction treatment, visit irecoveryusa.com.
Everyone's addiction treatment needs will vary based on their unique situation, and while not always the case, gender can have an influence on the treatment process. Because of the effect of gender, some treatment centers offer women-only or men-only programs, and some addiction treatment groups are exclusive to one gender. The purpose of gender-specific treatment [...]
When someone develops a substance use disorder, which is the clinical term for an addiction, they often require treatment to help them stop using and develop the skills for coping with stress and maintaining sobriety. While there are some general principles that apply to addiction treatment, such as remaining in treatment for at least three [...]
It is well-known that pregnancy requires women to take precautions and practice healthy behaviors in order to promote the development of their growing babies. Unfortunately, some women may abuse drugs and alcohol during pregnancy, which can have significant consequences for the baby. Here, learn about the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy, as [...]
Self-care has become a popular term in the literature on health and wellness, and it turns out that this isn't just a trend. Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health report that self-care is important for maintaining mental and physical health and reducing stress. As such, it can also play a role in addiction [...]
As the field of addiction treatment advances, it is becoming more common for treatment centers to use a holistic approach, meaning they treat the whole person. One aspect that can be incorporated into addiction treatment is the use of proper nutrition to promote healing and recovery. Here, learn about the role that nutrition plays in [...]
View our latest video blog about the benefits of exercise during addiction recovery. Visit irecoveryusa.com to receive addiction services in a 100% online format via our telehealth platform.
There are numerous risk factors for addiction, and no single cause can describe why someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. That being said, one risk factor that can contribute to an addiction or substance use disorder is a genetic predisposition. This doesn't mean that if someone has a genetic risk for addiction they are [...]