woman suffering from childhood trauma and addiction

The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

One of the things that clients often learn in recovery at an addiction treatment center is the connection between childhood trauma and addiction. Trauma therapy focuses on tracing the traumatic event and the emergence of alcoholism in a person’s life. The treatment creates an awareness of this connection that the client may have been unaware…

wife turned away from husband showing alcohol's effects on family

Is Alcohol Hurting Your Relationship?

Is alcohol hurting your relationship? You may have discovered alcohol’s effects on family and the dynamic of your relationship in several areas, such as communication, intimacy, or daily responsibilities. Alcohol’s effects on family, friends, and partners can break down a relationship to the point where you may need professional help from an alcohol rehab center.…

a woman uses exercise to combat drug addiction

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Eating healthy, exercise, and drug addiction may seem like an odd combination. Recent studies show that exercise could decrease substance abuse and reinforce abstinence, while healthy eating may increase mood and long-term recovery. Exercising while using drugs is not recommended and could be very dangerous due to increased or decreased heart rate, blood pressure, and…