Midwest Recovery Centers Blog
Each time cocaine is used it causes a rapid spike in energy levels, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, body temperature, and, often, anxiety. Users may also experience tremors, nausea, dilated pupils, and restlessness.
Because a healthy self-image is key to the recovery process, setting boundaries and limits is crucial to the recovering addict. Setting and keeping boundaries is essential to achieving a healthy sense of self-worth.
One of the responsibilities of the meeting facilitator is to ensure the meeting adheres closely to that one-hour mark, as people attending often have to get back to work or other commitments. Sometimes, especially when there is a speaker, the meeting may run over by a few minutes.
After the primary residential treatment program has been completed, clients can receive valuable continued support for drug or alcohol addiction recovery in the form of extended care treatment.
In the addiction treatment realm, you’ll often hear the term “co-occurring” or “co-occurring disorder” tossed around. But what does it mean?
Watching a loved one struggle through the addiction recovery process can be heartbreaking. You likely want to be there to help them through it, but you may not know exactly what you can do for them.
Nutrition is a vital component of addiction recovery because a focus on healthy meal planning, diet and exercise not only improves physical health but has a proven impact on overall wellness.
Group therapy is an incredible tool which can instill a sense of confidence, hope and reassurance that you are not alone in your journey to recovery.
By structuring your recovery around a positive group setting, 12-step programs can jumpstart your connection to others, helping you connect and support people who are also struggling with addiction.
USA Today spoke with our own Kevin O’Grady, the clinical director here at Midwest Recovery Centers, who discussed the Purdue Pharma decision to not market OxyContin and how much remains to be done to help slow the opioid crisis.