5 Famous Recovered Alcoholics

How to Admit You’re Addicted

Monday, February 27, 2023

How Do You Know You Are Addicted? Let’s face it, you can’t admit to anyone else that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol until you accept it yourself. The fact you are reading this blog means you probably recognize that you have a problem on some level already. Perhaps you’re already convinced but … Continued

What Does Dual-Diagnosis Mean?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Dual-Diagnosis is a term used to describe individuals who suffer from both mental health issues as well as substance abuse. It’s a growing issue in the United States, and one that requires specialized treatment. The complexity of Dual-Diagnosis requires more than just treating the symptoms of addiction. In order for individuals to have successful recovery, … Continued

How Do You Repair A Relationship After Addiction?

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

If Addiction Is Harming Your Relationships You Can Get Sober— And Repair Your Broken relationships Addiction is a devastating illness that can take a serious toll on relationships. The person struggling with addiction may have difficulty expressing their needs, they can hurt others unintentionally with the side-effects of their illness, and disappointment is a hallmark … Continued

Can You Detox Your Brain?


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

There are lots of reasons why people ask the question, can you detox your brain? If you are experiencing confusion, a lack of focus or enthusiasm, for example. Others may seek to detox the brain for general health reasons, much the way body detoxes are done. One of the most common reasons people ask can … Continued

Is Relapse Part of Recovery?


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Relapse is a concern for anyone in early recovery and for the people who love them. Much research has been done into the causes of relapse over the past 20 years in an effort to make addiction treatment more effective. This has paid off in the form of modern alcohol and drug treatment centers like … Continued

Is Alcohol Inflammatory (Does It Cause inflammation In The Body?)

Is Alcohol Inflammatory (Does It Cause inflammation In The Body) - journeypureriver.com

Monday, January 16, 2023

Is Alcohol Inflammatory? Does drinking alcohol cause inflammation in the body? This is a question that many people ask, and unfortunately, it’s not an easy one to answer. Most of us know alcohol causes all kinds of health problems: heart problems, gut problems, immune system problems. Just about every body system can be negatively affected … Continued

What Is Meth Induced Psychosis?

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Understanding meth Induced psychosis Methamphetamine, more commonly known as meth, is an illicit drug with a wide range of both short- and long-term effects. One of the most serious of these is a condition referred to as “meth-induced psychosis”.  Meth Psychosis is a state in which individuals experience an altered reality characterized by paranoia, hallucinations, … Continued

7 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Friday, December 2, 2022

The holiday season can be filled with joy and reunions with loved ones, but it is also a source of stress and anxiety for many people. People in recovery from addiction in particular may be concerned about staying sober during the holidays. Even if they manage well most of the time, a Christmas, Hanukkah or … Continued

Am I a Bad Mom?

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

If you are a drinker or use drugs, you may be wondering – am i a bad mom? The truth is that you probably aren’t a bad mom, you just have a bad disease. It is a medical condition just like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, PTSD and a range of other conditions. It is chronic, … Continued

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Do the upcoming holidays have you feeling stressed? If so, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, even though there is a lot of happiness and joy around the holidays, there is also time crunching chaos at times, too. If you are in recovery from a mental health disorder or addiction, the holiday stress may get to you … Continued

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

Monday, October 31, 2022

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?   A common question among friends and family of those who have done the work and achieved sobriety: Why relapse when things are going well?  It can seem like a mystery from the outside, but the reality of substance use disorders is that they are lifelong diseases.  … Continued

6 Common Family Roles in Addiction


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Addiction is a family disease that affects the person in the addictive pattern, the rest of their family, and the people they surround themselves with.  Family members must endure the chaos of addiction while living with someone with a substance abuse disorder (SUD).  Dealing with the chaos can cause them to adopt coping strategies that … Continued

Before and After Addiction

Man Feeling Good In Recovery

Monday, October 24, 2022

There’s a significant improvement to the quality of life someone leads before and after addiction. Addiction is similar to other chronic conditions including ways such as: being preventable it’s treatable it changed biology if left untreated, it has the ability to last a lifetime Substance use disorder treatment gives people the tools needed to take … Continued

Is Addiction a Family Disease?

Children living with addiction in the home

Friday, October 21, 2022

When someone has a substance use disorder (SUD), their whole family can feel the effects. Often, families are stretched to the breaking point, maybe beyond, in their attempts to deal with the “problem.” Addiction can cause issues such as manipulative behaviors, fear of judgment, and anguish or guilt over its effects on the family. Why … Continued

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