The WHO (World Health Organization) Officially Makes Video Gaming Disorder a Mental Health Classification.

June 5, 2019 in addiction recovery, Adventure Therapy, Adventure Therpay, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, drug rehab, Tech Addiction, Video Gaming Addiction

The World Health Organization’s announcement to include gaming disorder a medical diagnosis.

Through the years, video games have gotten a bad rap. They are seen as a major distraction, with tech addiction affecting people of all ages and all genders. They have remained controversial through the years with their graphic topics covering violence and sexuality. And now, video games have taken the limelight globally for being recognized as an alarming disorder. Continue reading »

Energy Drinks and Addiction

May 24, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Sober Living, Uncategorized

While energy drinks are known to boost as person’s stamina and energy, they can also be highly addictive. These drinks contain high amounts of caffeine, which is just one of the reasons as to why a person can become addicted to drinking them. Drinking too many energy drinks in a short period of time can be very damaging to a person’s health. However, the effects can be far worse since addiction to energy drinks can heighten the risk of using other drugs and eventually suffering from drug abuse. The best way to avoid becoming addicted to energy drinks is by being educated about the dangers of these drinks and the links that they have to addiction. Continue reading »

The Early Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

April 17, 2019 in Tech Addiction, Video Gaming Addiction

As if kids and teenagers don’t have enough problems to deal with in life, there’s a relatively new phenomenon that’s causing substantial problems for them across the world. It’s called screen or digital addiction. Some experts will liken this new affliction to more familiar addictions like slot machine addiction. In other words, the individual gets stimuli from a device (computer, tablet, smartphone) that has a screen, and the stimuli becomes so powerful that it begins interfering with the person’s life. Continue reading »

5 Addiction Recovery Hacks

April 11, 2019 in addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Uncategorized

Sober living can be a difficult feat for those who are dealing with alcoholism and other drug addiction problems. As much as you’d love to get through the initial stages of anxiety and depression so that you can enjoy sober living, your codependency on drugs can make a relapse feel like an inevitable instance. However, you can fix your codependency on alcoholism and drug addiction through the proper techniques of addiction recovery. Continue reading »

Vacation Hacks for Staying Sober

April 10, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, Alcoholism, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, Sober Living

Vacation Hacks for Staying Sober

Vacation is a great way to get away from the stresses of life, spend time with people you care about, and have fun. But if you’re in recovery, vacation isn’t as simple as getting away for a while. Everything you do need to help support your sobriety, including vacation. Just because you’re in recovery doesn’t mean you can’t go on vacation. But if you’re thinking about taking some time away, it’s important to stay sober the whole time. Understanding why you should stay sober for life, including on vacation, and using some tips to help support your sobriety can make the difference between a great vacation and a relapse. Continue reading »

Breaking the Habits of Drug Addiction

October 27, 2017 in addiction recovery, addiction treatment, austin, Austin addiction recovery programs, bad habit, drug rehab, extended living, goals

Drug addiction doesn’t just happen with the snap of your fingers. It isn’t an ailment that suddenly manifests like diseases caused by microbes or organ malfunctions. It is a health condition that can be attributed to a lengthy period of irresponsible indulgence on illicit substances that are dangerous to your physical and mental wellbeing. Continue reading »

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