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) -

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

One Last Drink – For Real This Time

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Six years ago, I had my last drink. I was in the Minneapolis airport in active withdrawal on my way to Nashville to check into treatment one last time. This “one last drink” approach had an oddly satisfying, familiar feeling to it – it always offered me the comfort of perceived control. However, this time … Continued

Meet Seth Berglund, Clinical Program Coordinator

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

What fueled your passion for helping those who struggle with addiction and mental health disorders, and what brought you to Journey Pure? I have had jobs. I have had a previous career. This is a calling. Six years ago, I had my last drink. I was in the Minneapolis airport in active withdrawal on my way to … Continued

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction and Recovery

Young Adult stands proud atop a mountain celebrating success and overcoming obstacles in substance use disorder recovery

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The most critical key to reducing the stigma around addiction is understanding that addiction is a complicated disease of the brain, not a moral failing. Odds are, many people you know deal directly with addiction. One in seven Americans suffers from a substance use disorder. People with substance use disorder come from all walks of … Continued

How to Prep for In-Patient Treatment

Woman packs for treatment wondering if she is preparing well for her residential detox and substance use disorder inpatient addiction treatment

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

If you have the luxury of a little time to prepare before you enter in-patient drug addiction treatment, you are sure to be overcome with questions. In addition to the unknowns of treatment itself comes the laundry list of unfinished tasks and “to-dos” you didn’t quite get to before your program begins. The truth is, … Continued

Repairing Relationships Broken by Addiction

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Addiction is a chronic disease that can negatively affect a person’s life and health. What many people don’t know is that addiction is a family disease. It doesn’t just make the sufferer sick, it also harms their loved ones, colleagues, and acquaintances. One of the casualties of a battle with addiction is the trail of … Continued