Should You Get a Pet While in Recovery?

By Heights Treatment | June 12, 2020

Pets have shown to be a tremendous help to children growing up, teaching them about responsibility, the importance of compassion and empathy, and helping them maintain a positive attitude through emotional hardships, creating stronger adults with better self-esteem. Yet pets also continue to have psychological benefits for adults. It’s true that man’s best friend is…

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Medication Assisted Treatment as a Path to Sobriety

By Heights Treatment | June 10, 2020

Medication assisted treatment has proven to be an effective path to sobriety for some people. This path may not be for everyone depending on their individual traits and addiction, so it’s important to learn more about it and work with a professional. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at medication assisted treatment as…

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The Mind of an Addict

By Heights Treatment | June 5, 2020

If you or someone you love develops an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to understand how addiction changes the mind and behavior. Addiction will negatively impact just about every aspect of life. For this reason, it’s important to learn more about addiction and seek recovery sooner than later. In this article, we’re taking…

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Emotion and Addiction During Recovery

By Heights Treatment | June 1, 2020

Emotions are important. Without the ability to feel emotions, life would be devoid of all meaning. There can be no hot without cold, no light without dark, no up without down. In the same way, we can’t be happy unless we can be sad. We can’t be angry unless we can feel pity. We can’t…

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May Addiction Recovery Recap – 2020

By Heights Treatment | May 30, 2020

We covered a wide range of topics this past month, including everything from substance abuse and addiction to personal care and tough love in recovery. Here are a few topics we covered in May. The Link Between Depression and Addiction A dual diagnosis occurs when someone experiences a mental health condition and a substance abuse…

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Exercise and Addiction

Exercise and Addiction: How to Regulate Mood and Emotion

By Heights Treatment | May 25, 2020

It’s no secret that dealing and struggling with addiction can lead to, well, “irritable” behavior. Addiction is a disease of the brain, and disease of behavior – it usurps and corrupts a person’s thought process, making it extremely tough to regain control. However, research shows – and has been showing for a while – that…

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Healing through Personalized Care

Healing through Personalized Care

By Heights Treatment | May 20, 2020

Your body and your mind – if one isn’t healthy, the other won’t be for long. “Holistic” medicine as it is known today tackles this challenge, taking an approach to healing that incorporates every part of a patient’s health into account. That means taking both the physical and the mental aspects of health into account…

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Chronic Pain and Addiction

Chronic Pain and Addiction Recovery

By Heights Treatment | May 14, 2020

Chronic pain is a debilitating health condition with many different causes. Some people experience chronic pain due to a particularly bad injury and lack of total physical recovery. In other cases, it may be nerve damage from years of exposure to a certain pollutant or environmental hazard, or the pain may simply be part of…

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Support and Tough Love in Recovery

By Heights Treatment | May 12, 2020

It can be extremely frustrating to be in the role of supporting someone struggling with an addiction. Unless you’ve been in the same position and are acting as a sponsor, your experience won’t be enough to connect with the struggle and understand the emotional turmoil present in recovery. Your help will be needed, but not…

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Addiction Is Not Evil: Anyone Can Become Addicted

By Heights Treatment | May 10, 2020

Many people use drugs. Not many people become addicts. Potentially 40 percent of the country has tried an illicit drug. Yet only about 20 million Americans suffer under what is considered substance abuse. Clearly, the drugs aren’t completely at fault – instead, addiction is about more than just drugs, alcohol, or substances. Who becomes addicted…

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