Bariatric Surgery: A New Beginning

Bariatric Surgery: A New Beginning

Kick-Start to a New Life Bariatric surgery can be a great kick-start for people who have been struggling with eating issues. After your surgery, your stomach is a fraction of the size it used to be, so portion control is much easier. Remember, though, that it is only...
Maintaining Sobriety While Away at College

Maintaining Sobriety While Away at College

Sobriety in Dorm or Greek Life Managing your daily school schedule, study time, work, exercise, friends, the picky RA, money and some sleep can be a doozy! The popular narrative is that college is filled with a lot of partying and little studying. If you are a...
Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

How Equine Therapy Increases Self-Compassion and Self-Awareness Self-compassion and self-awareness are improved through equine therapy because both horses and humans are based in the herd instinct (tribe, band, family, etc). Without the herd, isolation is fatal. The...
10 Benefits of Exercise in Recovery

10 Benefits of Exercise in Recovery

Sweating in Sobriety While exercising might not be at the top of your bucket list after addiction treatment, it may help maintain your sobriety. When people get out of rehab, they are usually overjoyed at the thought of their new life. They want to get out and...
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

What is Alcohol Poisoning? Alcohol poisoning, or alcohol overdose, is the result of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Typically a person suffering from alcoholism. Approximately 6 people die from alcohol poisoning each day in the US. Alcohol...
Tips for Preparing for Rehab

Tips for Preparing for Rehab

You’re about to change your life for the better! You made the tough decision to go to inpatient rehab. Now, how can you prepare so that you can focus on your rehab without worrying about what’s happening at home? These tips will help you prepare for the much-needed...
Life Rules for Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Life Rules for Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Maintining Healthy Relationships Maintaining a healthy relationship is a two-way street. It takes treating others well, while ensuring you are being treated well in return. Being self aware of your own actions and how it impacts others is of utmost importance. On the...
Is Alcohol Good or Bad For Your Health?

Is Alcohol Good or Bad For Your Health?

Alcohol and Your Health For quite some time now, we have heard claims that alcohol can be good for your health, especially for the heart. These claims are not certain and are based on moderate alcohol consumption. According to the Mayo Clinic, even moderate drinking...
Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

How Depression Works Depression is a mood disorder that changes the way you think, feel, and perceive the world. Also, known as, clinical depression or major depressive disorder, it can lead to persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest along with other...