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Writing prompts for recovery journal

Writing Prompts for your Recovery Journal

Journaling in recovery can be a great tool for healing. Getting your thoughts, feelings, emotions out onto paper means they aren’t jostling around in your head. When you write, you are working through your problems in a tangible way and releasing pent up feelings which can be very therapeutic. Furthermore, a journal can show you how […]

Codeine Cough Syrup used in Lean

What is Lean? The Highly Addictive Codeine Drink

What is Lean?  Lean or Purple Drank is a drink made from a mixture of Codeine cough syrup, soda, and sometimes hard candy and/or alcohol. The Codeine cough syrup used is a prescription opioid medication which is typically prescribed for illnesses such as Strep Throat and severe colds or flus. The codeine acts as both […]

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addicts

Myths About Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

At Harmony Recovery Group, we offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) plans that help patients to manage opiate cravings in the long-term and help them build a new life in sobriety. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about Medication Assisted Treatment that we would like to clear up.  Firstly, many types of Medication Assisted Treatments […]


Addiction is Sending Children to Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, which we know is prevalently an experience of children of those suffering with addiction. On any given day, more than 400,000 children are in foster care in the US. The number has been rising for years. Heavily affected by the rise in addiction crises in the United States. […]

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

Mental Health Awareness Month: Borderline Personality Disorder

* name changed for patient anonymity  What it can be like to have Borderline Personality Disorder:   Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a disorder that makes it very difficult to function in everyday life and personal relationships. People with Borderline Personality Disorder typically have unstable emotions and moods. They can experience intense mood swings and […]

How to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally | Recovery By The Sea

How to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an essential chemical messenger in the brain involved in reward, memory, attention, and the regulation of body movements, among other functions. When dopamine is released, it induces feelings of reward and pleasure, which motivates the person to repeat a particular behavior. Conversely, low levels of dopamine are associated with decreased motivation and excitement […]

How to Tell If Someone Is On Meth | Recovery By The Sea

How to Tell If Someone Is On Meth

Methamphetamine (meth) is a stimulant similar to amphetamine that is most often found illicitly. Meth is usually more powerful than other amphetamines, however, and is very rarely used for any legitimate medical purpose. Meth is usually either purchased from a dealer on the street or “cooked” at home or in a clandestine lab. Meth is […]

Ketamine Addiction | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine (Special K) is a potent anesthetic and dissociative, meaning it induces feelings of detachment from one’s body. It’s commonly used in veterinary medicine and to help with sedation during surgery but is also commonly found on the party and club scene among those seeking the high it provides. While ketamine isn’t believed to be […]

Ibogaine Treatment for Addiction | Recovery By The Sea

Ibogaine Treatment for Addiction

Ibogaine is a psychedelic drug that can induce effects similar to those associated with LSD or mushrooms. Although the substance can lead to short-term side effects, including anxiety related to experiencing hallucinations, it has also been touted for a few years as a potential treatment for addiction problems. Recently, research in the West has begun […]

PAWS Symptoms | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

PAWS Symptoms (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)

Drug or alcohol withdrawal syndrome is characterized by effects that occur when a person has become dependent on a substance abruptly discontinues use. Both illegal and prescription drugs can induce withdrawal symptoms, and they may persist anywhere from a few days to several weeks or longer. Although the physical side effects from dependence usually subside […]

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