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How to Stay Sober Through Relapse Prevention | Recovery By The Sea

How to Stay Sober Through Relapse Prevention

How to Stay Sober Through Relapse Prevention – A person suffering from an alcohol use disorder (AUD)—also referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction—has a chronic brain disease. This condition affects the reward system, resulting in tolerance, dependence, and compulsive behaviors related to alcohol use. People who seek help to recover from an AUD have […]

How Do You Know If You Have Alcohol Poisoning? | Recovery By The Sea

How Do You Know If You Have Alcohol Poisoning?

How Do You Know If You Have Alcohol Poisoning? – Many Americans consume alcohol every day or drink too much in general. And because few people understand the limitations of alcohol tolerance in the body, poisoning can occur rapidly and with little warning. Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms Symptoms of alcohol poisoning include the following: Alcohol Poisoning […]

Vivitrol Vs. Suboxone | Recovery By The Sea Addiction Treatment

Revia and Vivitrol Vs. Suboxone

Revia and Vivitrol Vs. Suboxone – Suboxone and naltrexone (Revia and Vivitrol) are medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid addiction. Both have been clinically proven to be beneficial for those entering recovery, but which one may be more appropriate or helpful for each individual depends on their personal […]

Alternatives to Alcohol Use | Recovery By The Sea

Alternatives to Alcohol Use

Alternatives to Alcohol Use: Methods to Help With Recovery – Alcoholism is a very common addiction that can have negative effects on the abuser themselves as well as their loved ones. Alcoholism is a potentially life-threatening disease that can tear families and relationships apart and also result in a myriad of health-related conditions, including mental […]

Stages of Opiate Withdrawal | Recovery By The Sea

The Three Stages of Opiate Withdrawal

The Three Stages of Opiate Withdrawal – Opiates are highly addictive painkillers commonly abused through both prescription and illicit use. Opiates are naturally-occurring compounds found in the opium poppy and include morphine, codeine, and thebaine. “Opioids” is the more common term now used for all natural and semi-synthetic (e.g., Oxycontin and heroin) and fully-synthetic (e.g., […]

What is Molly? | Recovery By The Sea

What is Molly?

What is Molly? – Molly is a recreational “club drug” that traditionally contains a psychoactive substance known as MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine.) Molly is essentially the powder/capsule form of MDMA, versus Ecstasy, which also includes MDMA but is more widely available in tablet form. MDMA (Molly) is a synthetic drug that has both stimulant and hallucinogenic […]

Effects of Drugs | 5 Commonly Abused Substances | Recovery By The Sea

Effects of Drugs

Effects of Drugs: 5 Commonly Abused Substances – Worldwide, millions of people use drugs or drink alcohol every day. This use can range from a glass of wine or two during dinner to a line of cocaine to experience a boost of energy and euphoria. Unfortunately, the use of substances such as these can eventually […]

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body | Recovery By The Sea

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body – Alcohol’s effect on the body starts from the moment you take the first drink. While the occasional glass of wine or two with dinner isn’t a cause for concern, the aggregate effects of drinking too much wine, beer, or spirits can eventually take a toll on one’s […]

Process Addiction vs. Substance Use Disorder | Recovery By The Sea

Process Addiction vs. Substance Use Disorder

Process Addiction vs. Substance Use Disorder – A process addiction, sometimes also referred to as a behavioral addiction, is characterized by compulsive participation in an activity despite the incurrence of adverse consequences. The same is true for substance use disorder, and the main difference is that individuals who are not exposed to intoxicating substances do […]

Codependent Behavior and Addiction | Recovery By The Sea

Codependent Behavior and Addiction

Codependent Behavior and Addiction – Codependency is hallmarked by a relationship in which one person has profound emotional needs, and their partner is forced to contribute a disproportionate amount of his or her time responding to those needs, frequently to the detriment of the life of one or both partners and/or other significant relationships. Codependency […]

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