March 28, 2013

Olive Oil May Fight Heart Disease

As this month is National Nutrition Month, we’ve been more than usually aware of the nutrition related headlines that show up in our news feeds. A recent New York Times article caught my attention. It reports on a study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine about the benefits of a Mediterranean […]

Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery
March 11, 2013

Caregivers Can Benefit From Therapy

Last week, The New York Times ran an interesting article about caregivers of the elderly who experience post-traumatic stress-like symptoms and could benefit from therapy.  As I read the article, it occurred to me that caregivers of addicts are not so dissimilar. Whenever we are asked to help families arrange an intervention or when we […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Relationships
February 26, 2013

To Increase Productivity, Do Less

Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential to maintaining sobriety and part of healthy living is learning to effectively manage stress. Addicts tend to suffer from anxiety and can feel constant overwhelming stress. There is a tendency to overwork as they try to keep their mind off using in the months after treatment. Even while abusing […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Drug Treatment, Mental Health