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How to Support a Woman Recovering from Alcoholism

How to Support a Woman Recovering from Alcoholism

Recovering from substance use disorders, such as alcoholism and addiction, can be challenging. This is especially true for women who are recovering from alcoholism. If you have a loved one who is recovering from alcoholism, there are ways you can show your support. At Awakenings for Women, we know that support makes all the difference in recovery. At our halfway…

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

For the organizers of National Recovery Month, addiction and mental illnesses are problems, just like any other health problem. They believe that celebrating recovery is the same as celebrating triumph over other diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes. In the same focus, prevention techniques can help many communities diminish the influence of the disease of addiction. At Awakenings for…

Avoiding and Coping with Prescription Pill Triggers

Avoiding and Coping with Prescription Pill Triggers

In 2012 alone, there were as many opioid prescriptions written as there were adults in the country, 259 million to be exact [1]. This statistic doesn’t even account for the number of benzo prescriptions written in recent years. Prescription pills are on the rise, and their addictive qualities are destroying communities. Illegal pills are increasingly laced with dangerous substances, such…

The Importance of Fitness in Opioid Recovery

The Importance of Fitness in Opioid Recovery

There are many factors that lead to the worsening of opioid addiction, including physical and chemical brain changes that lay the groundwork for continuing addiction. For example, studies show that one month of morphine use reduced gray matter in the amygdala, which drives reward systems, cravings, and dependency [1]. But, exercise has been shown to help undo this damage. This…

How to Repair Relationships Hurt by Addiction

How to Repair Relationships Hurt by Addiction

Many people regard addiction as a black hole that sucks up everything in their lives. An active addiction can be like a tornado that destroys families, friendships, and even relationships. Addiction and alcoholism cause a person to lose sight of what matters most while their cravings take control. This can result in stealing, betrayal, and other hurtful situations that may…

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