Video Gaming Addiction, Limit Screen Time

June 28, 2019 in addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Adventure Therpay, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Treatment, drug rehab, Sober Living, Tech Addiction, Video Gaming Addiction

Video games have come a long way since the days of Pong. With the advent of cell phones and online gaming, anyone can play at any time. Additionally, people, particularly young people, are spending significantly more time on the internet than in prior years. They not only play games; they use social media, stream videos, listen to music, and do research and homework assignments. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

How Video Gaming Addiction Can Harm Your Marriage

January 24, 2019 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, drug rehab, extended care, Sober Living, Tech Addiction, Uncategorized, Video Gaming Addiction

It’s no secret that drug addiction, alcoholism, and even social media addiction are among the leading causes of divorces today. However, there’s a relatively new form of addiction that has begun rearing its ugly head and is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of failed marriages; video gaming addiction. Continue reading »

Navigating Safely into the New Year while in Recovery

December 31, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Adventure Therapy, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, extended care, extended living, Tech Addiction, Uncategorized, Video Gaming Addiction

While recovering from any addiction, it’s important to avoid anything that can trigger a relapse. This is especially difficult during the Christmas season because the holiday tends to be longer than the others. Also, there are more celebrations, family and friends reunions scheduled for this time of the year than at any other time of the year. Continue reading »

The Dual-Diagnosis Challenge

October 3, 2018 in 12 step, addiction recovery, addiction treatment, Austin addiction recovery programs, drug rehab, extended care, Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP

Dual diagnosis is a condition where a person is diagnosed with both substance addiction and a serious mental health problem such as an anxiety disorder, depression, or a bipolar disorder. It also goes by the names co-morbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, and co-existing disorders. They all refer to the same issue. When an individual has a co-occurring disorder, they have to simultaneously deal with both problems which makes their road to sober living and mental health much more difficult. Continue reading »

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