a woman practices good nutrition in addiction recovery

The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Proper nutrition is often overlooked in discussions about substance abuse recovery. The focus tends to be on detoxification, therapy, support groups, etc. While all of those things are crucial to recovery, true health cannot be achieved without nutritional balance. Chronic substance use depletes valuable nutrients that optimize our body’s ability to function properly. It also…

a teen struggles with adhd and addiction

The Connection Between ADHD and Addiction

More than 6 million U.S. children from ages 2 to 17 are currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates that two-thirds of these children (64 percent) also have other co-occurring mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders (1). According to the National…

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How to Come Up with a Treatment Plan for Substance Abusers

Recognizing the need for alcohol or drug addiction treatment is the first step towards healing. The second step revolves around creating a treatment plan for substance abusers. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Each person responds to different types and levels of care in varied ways. Yet, in every situation, it is critical to recognize help is…