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Trauma Therapy: What Can Make the Pain Better?

Posted by November 21, 2021 in Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on Trauma Therapy: What Can Make the Pain Better?

Trauma Therapy: What Can Make the Pain Better?

Trauma can happen to anyone.  When it does, it changes the course of a life, leading to painful memories, a loss of confidence, and susceptibility to anxiety and depression. Trauma can be caused by any type of abuse, including sexual, physical, mental, or emotional. It may be caused by engaging in military combat, watching a loved one die, experiencing a natural disaster, being in a bad accident, and more. Depending on the person and the event, some people are able to recover from the trauma after the brain and body have had some time to...

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Veterans and the Holidays: How to Stay Sober Through Difficult Times

Posted by November 15, 2021 in Blog, Veterans & Military | Comments Off on Veterans and the Holidays: How to Stay Sober Through Difficult Times

Veterans and the Holidays: How to Stay Sober Through Difficult Times

Veterans & the Holidays Staying sober during the holidays is complex for many people with addiction. For Veterans, it’s even more challenging because the holidays may not feel the same as they once did. It’s hard to face people you may not like or attend events you find stressful. The holidays may also bring on symptoms of depression and anxiety. All of this can put pressure on you to use. How do you avoid a relapse during the holidays? Recognize That Your First Holiday Could Be Difficult The first holiday after working through drug and...

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What Are Magic Mushrooms? Are They Addictive?

Posted by November 8, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on What Are Magic Mushrooms? Are They Addictive?

What Are Magic Mushrooms? Are They Addictive?

Magic mushrooms may sound harmless, but their mind-altering properties warrant concern. Sometimes called shrooms, these mushrooms contain psilocybin or psilocin. Both are compounds that may cause hallucinations. Magic mushrooms can create psychological side effects and carry a high risk of overdose. How Do Magic Mushrooms Work? Typically eaten as a traditional mushroom or purchased in a capsule form to swallow, inject, or snort, magic mushrooms impact the function of the central nervous system. Some people add them to cooked foods, juice, or...

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5 Ways Continuing Care Will Help You Stay Sober

Posted by October 24, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on 5 Ways Continuing Care Will Help You Stay Sober

5 Ways Continuing Care Will Help You Stay Sober

Continuing Care Helps Perhaps you’ve already made it through detox and spent some time in residential care. You feel empowered to take on life, but the risks of relapse are ever-present. Continuing care provides additional support and guidance for long-term recovery. Studies show that it may help to reduce thoughts of use or other complications that may lead to relapse. Consider a few key reasons when and why continuing care can help you maintain your sobriety. #1: Continuing Care Provides Support When You Need It Whether you are just getting...

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What Is PCP? How Does Addiction Form?

Posted by October 22, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on What Is PCP? How Does Addiction Form?

What Is PCP? How Does Addiction Form?

Phencyclidine (PCP) is an illegal street drug often sold as a white powder or sometimes a liquid. The powder is easily dissolved into liquids, which makes it possible for someone to add it to another person’s drink. PCP may also be injected through a vein, inhaled through the nose, smoked, or swallowed. Sometimes called killer weed or angel dust, this highly addictive and dangerous drug can lead to addiction, dependence, and sudden death from overdose. How Does PCP Affect the Brain? PCP is a type of mind-altering drug, or hallucinogen. PCP...

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5 Reasons an Alumni Program Aids in Recovery – How to Stay Connected

Posted by October 14, 2021 in Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on 5 Reasons an Alumni Program Aids in Recovery – How to Stay Connected

5 Reasons an Alumni Program Aids in Recovery – How to Stay Connected

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction takes time – and often continues for months and years after leaving treatment. That’s where an alumni program can come into play. It provides a way for a person to stay active in pursuing their recovery goals while engaging fully with life around them. Victory’s Alumni Program Our alumni program at Victory Addiction Recovery Center enables you to always have professionals and friends to turn to when things get a bit bumpy during recovery. Here are a few reasons why you’ll benefit from this...

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What Is Kratom? Are You Addicted to It?

Posted by October 5, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on What Is Kratom? Are You Addicted to It?

What Is Kratom? Are You Addicted to It?

Kratom is not a well known substance but is gaining popularity for its psychotropic properties and as an herbal remedy for easing cravings associated with opioid or alcohol addiction. The kratom tree is found in Southeast Asia and Africa, and its leaves can be chewed, brewed into teas, or turned into powders or extracts. Kratom has similar effects to opioids and, like opioids, can have dangerous side effects and lead to dependence and addiction. Why Is Kratom Dangerous? Kratom is a natural substance and legal in the U.S., so many people...

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Investing in Professional Counseling for Mental Health

Posted by September 28, 2021 in Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on Investing in Professional Counseling for Mental Health

Investing in Professional Counseling for Mental Health

Take a step back and look at your life. Do you feel confident in your future? Do you feel content with your present situation? If you’re feeling afraid, overwhelmed, or anxious about your life now or your future, individual therapy from a professional therapist may be exactly what you need. Mental Health Care Is for Everyone You don’t have to have a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder to reach out for help. You don’t have to have a family history or some big, dark secret in your past. You can get help now to...

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What to Expect in the First Month of Sobriety

Posted by September 20, 2021 in Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on What to Expect in the First Month of Sobriety

What to Expect in the First Month of Sobriety

It’s time to take back your life. Once you’ve completed your first month of sobriety, you may start to feel confident in your ability to rebuild and create a new path for your future. Take a deep breath. No matter how frustrated, scared, or confident you are, renewing your commitment to health and healing at this point is critical. After Leaving Addiction Treatment Once a person completes drug or alcohol addiction treatment, they will transition back into daily life. It can feel good to get back home to family and friends. Yet, home can be a...

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Marijuana Addiction: When Is Too Much Weed a Problem?

Posted by September 2, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on Marijuana Addiction: When Is Too Much Weed a Problem?

Marijuana Addiction: When Is Too Much Weed a Problem?

In many states, marijuana is now legal for medical purposes. In some, recreational use is allowed. Regardless of whether marijuana use is legal or illegal, it can put your health and safety at risk. Just like alcohol or cigarettes, a person who uses too much of this drug or develops an addiction to it is putting their health on the line. Is Marijuana Addictive? Despite the controversy surrounding this question, a few key facts make clear the risk of addiction and dependence associated with marijuana use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse...

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