Category: Addiction & Recovery

HOW ALCOHOL ATTACKS THE BRAIN

Increased Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Bariatric Surgery

psychcentral.comhttp://psychcentral.com/news/2012/07/08/increased-risk-of-alcoholism-linked-to-bariatric-surgery/41307.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook Increased Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Bariatric Surgery   HomeNews Substance Abuse News » Increased Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Bariatric Surgery By Janice Wood Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 8, 2012 People who undergo the most popular weight-loss surgical procedure are at increased risk of developing problems …

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Simple Ways To Find Serenity

Let’s face it, stress doesn’t cut you a break just because you’re sober. That’s why it’s so important to build a lifestyle that promotes serenity.  “If you start feeling stressed and don’t pay attention, telling yourself things like, ‘It’s not that big of a deal,’ you end up with a minor stressor that causes a …

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New definition of “Recovery” proposed by SAMHSA

Recovery from Mental Disorders andSubstance Use Disorders: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Through the Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, SAMHSA has delineated four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as …

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