As experts learn more and more about the brain, one of the lessons they’ve learned is that children who experience trauma develop the inability to calm themselves. They end up with higher levels of cortisol and as a result walk through life in a constant state of stress. And it […]Read More
Experts in the field of substance abuse explain the 3 stages that an individual experiences through addiction. These phases describe the initial signs of addiction to the eventual changes in brain structure brought on by repetitive substance abuse.
The first stage is the binge and intoxication stage. This stage consists […]Read More
From an individual’s life experiences and preferences to the science of the human body, binge drinking can be caused by many varying factors. Recent neuroscientic research explains how different brain circuits play a factor in excessive drinking over short periods of time.
Studies have identified a connection between the extended […]Read More
When you’re in addiction treatment, your sponsor is an incredibly important person. Essentially, a sponsor takes on the responsibility of guiding a new AA member along the journey of recovery, specifically supporting them through the 12-step process. You might see a sponsor as a mentor. You might seem a sponsor as […]Read More
For many recovering addicts, unhealthy thought patterns contribute to the development of addiction. These patterns are often unconscious for many people and usually began early in life. They can become a source of deep internal turmoil , requiring one to turn to drinking or drugs for solace.
Yet, even in […]Read More
LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 12, 2015 — J.D. Meints, CEO & Co-founder of NuLife Recovery Center is proud to announce that NuLife Recovery Treatment Centers have been awarded accreditation for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by The Joint Commission for their Residential Chemical Dependency Care and Non-24 Hour Community Integration Care […]Read More
When it comes to your body there are many healthy choices that you are likely making while in drug treatment aftercare. You’re probably becoming more aware of your thoughts and choices. You’re probably recognizing what behaviors are unhealthy and those that are working for you.
Having clarity of mind is […]Read More
In the past, you might have learned to have a drink when you’re feeling uncomfortable in your skin. Perhaps feelings of shame or embarrassment were washed away with a couple glasses of wine. Or perhaps your anxiety felt like too much to handle and you decided to use drugs to […]Read More
The period of time that the traces of substance use linger in the body can vary depending on the type of drug. There are also several different types of drug tests such as the testing of urine, blood and hair, all of which can detect drugs in different segments of time. […]Read More
Choosing to go to rehab is a decision normally fraught with emotions. Most of the time people do not know what to expect and are unprepared for such a drastic lifestyle change. Knowing a little of what to expect when beginning addiction treatment could help with the initial transition and ultimately […]Read More