Entries by Marissa Hayes

How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?

The brain is responsible for a wide array of voluntary and involuntary responses. It tells us when we are hungry and tired. It lets us know when we should feel afraid or happy. It also is responsible for breathing and keeping the heart pumping blood throughout our bodies. In addition, we rely on our brains […]

Staying Sober During the New Year

The beginning of the New Year can be a challenging time for many people, especially for those in recovery. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in place ahead of time. In order to keep your sobriety intact throughout the New Year, we recommend the following: Devise a Strong Support System Identify Your Triggers […]

What Are the Benefits of Music Therapy During Recovery?

Recovering from addiction is one of the most difficult things that you will ever have to go through, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. Addiction recovery and rehabilitation are lifelong events that you will have to take day by day. Every step you take toward sobriety is a positive one, no matter how […]

Be Proud of Your Sober Life

Anyone who has fought the battle against drugs and alcohol and come out the other side has the right to be loud and proud about their sobriety. Whether you went to a drug rehab center or attended AA meetings, the main thing to keep fresh in your mind is that you are sober and should […]

Activities to Do This Season to Boost Your Health

The winter holiday season is as enjoyable as it is stressful. While some are extremely excited to see the holidays approaching, others have flashbacks of some of their darkest days fighting their drug addiction. To better prepare yourself for the ups and downs that are so often attributed to the holidays, keep the following activities […]

New Year, New You: Celebrate Sobriety!

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to ring in the New Year once again. Even though alcohol consumption is the norm for many partygoers on New Year’s Eve, it’s entirely possible to have a great time without it. Make this a holiday to remember by considering some of these fun ideas for […]