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6 Signs of Self Medicating with Drugs or Alcohol

6 Signs of Self Medicating with Drugs or Alcohol

Substance abuse and suicide are often connected, as some people attempt to self-medicate deal with stressful and uncomfortable situations. Turning to self-medication could potentially lead to suicide if underlying issues are left untreated. Nation...
Celebrating National Recovery Month

Celebrating National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month! A time to reflect and focus on addiction recovery as well as the journey those in recovery have undertaken to get to where they are today. An estimated 22 million Americans are currently in recovery. This is a...
What Happens When You Mix Gabapentin and Alcohol? Side Effects and Dangers

What Happens When You Mix Gabapentin and Alcohol? Side Effects and Dangers

Substance abuse and suicide are often connected, as some people attempt to self-medicate deal with stressful and uncomfortable situations. Turning to self-medication could potentially lead to suicide if underlying issues are left untreated. Nation...

Questions & Answers


Some Popular Questions from our Q&A Resources

How Do I Know When I’ve Hit Rock Bottom?
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When we use the term “rock bottom,” we’re referring to that point we reach in our addiction where we simply can’t go any ...
Why is it Important to Have Patience with Myself?
When we are working towards recovery, it is often after years of suffering with addictions, depression and other mental health issues. Oftentimes we’ve been struggling so long we feel fed up. We want to feel better as quickly as possible, which is...
Why Do We Self-Blame?
Many of us have a tendency to form unhealthy attachments to our emotions, and among the feelings we commonly become unhealthily attached to are our guilt, shame and self-blame. We instinctively blame ourselves for things that aren’t our fault. We ...
How Can We Teach Our Children to Express Their Emotions?
One of the things we learn as recovering addicts is just how harmful it can be to deny and suppress our feelings. The more we avoid feeling our difficult emotions, the harder they become to deal with, and we develop coping mechanisms that often co...
How Can I Become My Own Best Friend?
When we are living with addictions and mental health issues, we are often our own worst enemy and harshest critic. We adopt the voice of our inner demons and forget that they aren’t our true self. We live in fear rather than self-love. How can we ...
How Does Dissociation Relate to Our Addictions? 
Dissociation is one of the many mental health patterns we can develop, especially after we’ve endured crippling trauma, grief, loss, and other painful experiences. Dissociation can lead to habitual behavioral patterns that we often aren’t consciou...
How Can Dissociation Impact Our Recovery?
Sometimes when we dissociate, or numb and detach ourselves from our pain, we’ve detached from certain truths and not others. Sometimes we can be fully aware of the extent of our addictions, and even of our mental health issues, but the reality of ...
What is Emotional and Behavioral Relapse?
When we think of relapse, we think of falling back into our addictive patterns and picking up our drug of choice again after working so hard to get sober. We think of the temptation, addictive urges, and compulsive behaviors we associate with it. ...

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