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The Importance of a Sponsor in Addiction Recovery

Having someone by your side who has been through the trials of recovery can be a great benefit for you as you recover from addiction. They can share their experiences with you as you encounter similar struggles. The importance of a sponsor in addiction recovery is different for everyone, but is definitely worth considering. The Importance of a Sponsor in Addiction Recovery When a person begins rehab, whether or not they should get a sponsor is an almost immediate topic of [...]

Using Drugs While Pregnant: How It Affects Your Baby

You just found out you’re pregnant, which is exciting news. But you have a drug abuse problem. You know it’s dangerous to be using drugs while pregnant because of how it can affects your baby. For the health of you and your baby, you should seek help for your addiction immediately. Doing so will give your baby their best chance at a healthy start. Using Drugs While Pregnant: How It Affects Your Baby General Overview Almost all drugs pass through the placenta to reach [...]

What Drugs Are They Taking? Know The Signs

When you notice your friend, sibling, or child acting strange, it’s hard to ignore the feeling that they may be doing drugs. You want to talk to them, but you don’t quite know what to say because you don’t know for sure what drugs they’re taking. What drugs are they taking? Here are the short-term signs and symptoms of some common drugs. What Drugs Are They Taking? Know The Signs Marijuana Other Common Names: pot, weed, dope Behavioral Changes: Smoking a joint can cause users [...]

Lies Addicts Tell Themselves

Addicts will often say what they feel must be said to hide their addiction. They can’t let it show that their dependency is bad and they have to convince themselves to keep using to avoid the horrors of withdrawal. It really is just a defense mechanism. An easy way out. The lies addicts tell themselves are a way to protect themselves from the reality of what their addiction has done to their lives. Lies Addicts Tell Themselves “My addiction doesn’t affect anyone else.” The harsh reality [...]

How Amino Acid Therapy Helps With Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine, or coke, is a highly addictive drug. Addicts recovering from this drug are known for having frequent relapses. This dangerous drug changes the areas of the brain that regulate reward behavior and decision making. Here at Artesian, we offer an IV amino acid therapy option to help people overcome their substance abuse. Here’s how amino acid therapy helps with cocaine addiction so you can see the ways in which it can help you. How Amino Acid Therapy Helps With Cocaine Addiction How Cocaine [...]

6 Books To Inspire You As You Fight Addiction

It can be very calming to curl up with a good book. When you’re fighting an addiction and are on the road to recovery, it can be especially helpful when that book also helps inspire you to keep going. Here are some books to inspire you as you fight addiction that we recommend. 6 Books To Inspire You As You Fight Addiction *The following are descriptions from the backs of the books. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by  Sarah Hepola For [...]

How Amino Acid Therapy Helps With Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive and dangerous drug. It’s also known as diamorphine, as it’s an opioid drug that is made from morphine. It is most commonly injected, which can lead to other health issues, such as AIDS and other infections, but is also snorted and smoked. Here at Artesian, we offer an IV amino acid therapy option to help our clients with their drug addiction. Leave heroin behind. Here is how amino acid therapy helps with heroin addiction. How Amino [...]

Long-Term Effects of Hallucinogens on the Brain

For some time now, hallucinogenic drugs have been used as a social activity and a way for people to have fun. They provide an escape from the real world, in a way, as they can take you to a dream-like world. Even though addicts might find hallucinogens’ short-term effects enjoyable, the long-term effects of hallucinogens on the brain can be very damaging. Long-Term Effects of Hallucinogens on the Brain What are hallucinogens? Hallucinogens are a wide-ranging group of drugs that alter perception, thoughts and [...]

Fun Activities to Meet New People After Recovery

After going through recovery, it’s important to try and find activities you can participate in that don’t involve drugs or alcohol. Participating in sober activities is also a great way to meet new people who support your sobriety. Fun activities to meet new people after recovery are all around you if you know what you want and know where to look. Fun Activities to Meet New People After Recovery Join A Club There are many different clubs out there that cover interests of [...]

The Benefits of Outpatient Rehab

Everyone has different needs. For some, a strict schedule will help them get on and stay on the road to recovery. For others, the freedom to live life the way they always have, but with some adjustments is a better option. People who need the latter option should consider the benefits of outpatient rehab. Through this kind of treatment program, they can continue to go to work or school and participate in their usual activities, while attending rehab sessions. The Benefits [...]