There is no doubt that substance use is stigmatized. Research has shown that the general public holds unfavorable views about words such as ‘alcoholic’ and ‘addict’, so it follows logically that this transposes into how they treat them in real life. The weight of stigma has the ability to negatively affect a person's sense
What is Addiction? When we hear the term ‘addiction’ it is common to immediately think of alcohol or drugs. However, addiction is simply when a person cannot seem to stop doing something, even though it is causing them harm. This can include alcohol or drugs but can also include behaviors, which are also known
Being in a relationship with an addict can be extremely tough emotionally. Addiction typically takes priority over everything in the lives of those who suffer from it. If you love someone suffering from substance use disorder, it is important that you try not to take their actions personally; you must remember that their condition
Healthy Eating in Recovery Nutrition is a key component of any successful recovery journey. When recovering from addiction to substances, simply ceasing use is not always enough to ensure recovery success. Substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, cannabis, opiates, and even sugar, shift the brain out of homeostasis, or balance. This is why, when trying
Living under the same roof as an alcoholic is incredibly hard. However, often the families of those with alcohol use disorder (AUD) are overlooked, even though the fallout from AUD affects the entire family unit. People with AUD can prioritize drinking over other areas of their life including employment, socializing, and physical health.