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Alcohol Withdrawal and Insomnia

Getting a great night’s sleep is one of the best feelings. At the same time, spending the night tossing and turning puts you in a bad mood and starts the day off wrong. People who struggle with insomnia may think alcohol will help, but over time it leads to dependence and trouble sleeping without alcohol.  […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal and Insomnia

Getting a great night’s sleep is one of the best feelings. At the same time, spending the night tossing and turning puts you in a bad mood and starts the day off wrong. People who struggle with insomnia may think alcohol will help, but over time it leads to dependence and trouble sleeping without alcohol.  […]

Dating Someone in Recovery

Most single people can write a book about their weird, awkward, and terrible dates. You are probably thinking of a few right now. However, the person you are dating right now is different.  Besides dating someone thoughtful and kind, you are also dating someone in recovery. For some people, dating someone in recovery from drug […]

Alcohol Recovery With Sana Lake Recovery Center

Are you or a loved one suffering from alcohol addiction and looking to recover? Have you/they tried alcohol treatment before, but been burned by the lack of effective services? If so, then you need to learn all you can about Sana Lake Recovery Center and how we’ve helped many in your positions defeat their addiction. […]

How Do I Choose the Right Outpatient Rehab?

Drug use disorder is more common than you may think, with 23 million American adults stating they’ve struggled with it at some point. That means that if you or your loved one is affected by drug abuse, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, most people affected by problematic drug and alcohol use do nothing about it. Statistics […]

The Opioid Crisis Response In Missouri

The state of Missouri is facing an opioid crisis of epic proportions. It is impacting the lives of communities and families tragically every day. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) has obtained two federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) to provide the following services in its opioid crisis response: [...]

Why is Person-First Language Important in Addiction Treatment?

Person-first language is vital in addiction treatment because it values the humanity of each individual struggling with addiction. The stigma of addiction can produce drastic effects on those who wish to rid themselves of these behaviors. Stigma can be defined as discrimination or a set of beliefs that target another group or set of beliefs. […]

The Relationship Between Infidelity And Addiction

Infidelity is the act of cheating on a spouse or romantic partner. Although it can be emotional or sexual, couples decide what is considered infidelity. A survey by Psychology Today finds 20 to 40 percent of men cheat while 10 to 25 percent of women cheat. In many cases, infidelity and addiction go hand-in-hand. What […]

Inpatient Investigation: How Much Does It Cost to Go Inpatient?

Did you know that just over seven percent of adults received some form of treatment (including inpatient) for alcohol use disorder? Excessive drinking has led to rising emergency department visits and overdoses. Additionally, 22.1% of overdoses from prescription medication were tied to alcohol. The combination of drugs and alcohol is a deadly duo that impacts many […]

A Message to Our Members After the Death of Michael K. Williams

Dear anyone using substances or their loved ones, First and foremost, we want you to know that we love you no matter what, and your life has unmeasurable value. Conversations like this used to be shunned because they were viewed as a form of enabling or giving somebody permission to use drugs. We know too […]

How to Treat Alcohol Shakes

It’s been a couple of hours since your last drink, and you notice your hands shaking ever so slightly. It’s difficult for you to write or draw now. Alcohol shakes or tremors are a form of withdrawal symptoms that are best described as trembling of the hands or other body regions. Alcohol shakes can be […]

Real Residential: What Is Considered Residential Treatment?

Sure, most people have their perceptions about addiction and recovery. But these two concepts are not as straightforward, or black and white as people think. These perceptions exist thanks to addiction stigma and stereotypes around addiction and recovery.  But despite the many misconceptions around what it means to struggle with addiction, recovery is far less […]

How Do Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers Work?

According to the National Institutes of Health, 10% of adults in the United States have had a drug use disorder at some point. Out of this group, only 25% of people have gotten treatment. Addiction can completely take over your life, so finding a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center to help you or a loved one […]

Sana Lake Celebrates National Recovery Month 2021

Each September, National Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. Now in its 23rd year, Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding […]

10 Qualities All the Best Rehab Centers Have

Sadly, every year almost 44,000 people die from drug overdoses. And facing the reality of death should be enough to find the help needed for you or whoever you may know facing addiction. And of course, getting into a rehab center is the first step to changing lives for the better. Because hopefully, that will be the start […]

A Complete Guide to Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol can quickly go from the drink you use to have fun with to alcohol addiction. Too much alcohol can lead to issues like memory loss, confusion, nausea and vomiting, and even erectile dysfunction. It can even expose you to long-term illnesses like pneumonia, liver disease, hepatitis, certain cancers, and more if left untreated.  It can be [...]

How to Find the Right Rehab Center for You

Do you know that about 1 in 20 adults in the United States drink heavily (more than 14 drinks per week for men, more than 7 for women)? The substance abuse numbers are even worse, with 21 million Americans suffering from it. Yet, only about 10% of people who have an addiction will go to a rehab […]

How Covid-19 Contributed to a Record Overdose Year

The opioid epidemic has been a problem in the United States for decades. However, when the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, the opioid crisis saw shattering numbers. In 2019, the number of overdose deaths per year increased from 2018 by 4.6 percent.  But Covid led to a jump in overdose deaths – over 93,000 people […]

Do You Drink Too Much? Signs That You Are Becoming Addicted to Alcohol

It can be hard to tell when someone drinks too much. More than 14 million Americans have alcohol use disorder. They are addicted to alcohol and cannot stop using unless they receive help. Yet people with alcohol use disorder come from all walks of life. Some experience significant personal problems, while others appear to be functioning. What […]

How to Treat Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a common thing. About one in ten Americans have resolved an addiction-based problem. There are many causes of addiction, and many ways to get out of it. However, when you’re in the throes of addiction, it can feel like there’s no way out.  The barrage of information and advice out there for those […]

The Gut-Mind Connection: How Gut Health Affects Mental Health

When Hippocrates said that “all disease starts in the gut,” he made a bold and accurate prediction. For centuries, doctors have been trying to figure out how exactly diseases start but as of recently, there’s finally some clarity thanks to new insights into chronic inflammatory disorders like Crohn’s Disease. There’s a communication system between your […]

What’s the Difference Between PHP and IOP?

Addiction treatment programs are both inpatient or outpatient. For many people, inpatient treatment is not an option. So, IOP (intensive outpatient program) or PHP (partial hospitalization program) is their next option.  But, what is the definition of outpatient rehab? What is an IOP vs. PHP? And, how do you choose which program is best? At […]

What Is Lean Drink?

Lean drink is a combination of soft drink, prescription-strength cough syrup, and fruit-flavored candy. Lean, also known as sizzurp, dirty sprite, purple drank, and lean drink, often contains an opioid drug called codeine. This presents a danger for those drinking lean, as opioids are known for their dependent characteristics.  Some cough syrups used in lean […]

Alternatives to Benzodiazepines for Anxiety

Anxiety is something we all deal with on occasion. While anxiety can be a warning of something dangerous, it is also a good source of motivation. But for some, anxiety is severe and interferes with daily life. Benzos often help, but there are alternatives to benzodiazepines for anxiety. Because benzos have a high risk of […]

Does Meditation for Addiction Recovery Work?

When people think of meditation, they likely think of New Age hippies or Buddhist monks. The fact is that meditation can benefit anyone. The best part about it? It’s a free tool that individuals can use to aid them in their addiction recovery journeys. Meditation for addiction recovery has proven to be successful through different […]

Can Alcohol Affect Your Memory?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a serious disease in America. In fact, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports, in 2019, nearly 15 million people age 12 and up had AUD. Unfortunately, less than half of these people received treatment for their drinking. Alcohol misuse can significantly impact your brain and memory. […]

Creating an Addiction Recovery Journal: How Recovery Journaling Can Help You Heal

When a person has been through treatment for a substance misuse disorder, it is essential to find ways to continue on a positive path so that relapse does not occur. Starting an addiction recovery journal makes the process much easier. In fact, keeping a journal brings a number of benefits.  For example, it is a […]

What Is Biosound Therapy for Addiction Treatment?

If you are suffering from an addiction to cocaine or prescription medications, there are a range of treatments at your disposal. The main treatments available for addiction include inpatient rehab, outpatient treatment, and detox. There are also some alternative treatments and therapies that can help you overcome addiction.  One such treatment is biosound therapy, which […]

What is Gray Death?

Gray death is a potent and extremely dangerous substance made up of several other drugs. Gray death typically comes in a gray coloring and has a chalky texture to it. It is made up of different types of deadly opioids. Alone, these drugs can be very addictive and can end up resulting in an overdose […]

What is Behavior Modification Therapy?

Behavioral Modification Therapy focuses on helping a recovering addict achieve positive and better outcomes in their life. Behavioral modification therapy is closely tied to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is another widely used form of therapy for addiction. However, behavioral modification therapy is different from other psychotherapies because it focuses on things that others don’t. […]

18 Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol

Do you often ask yourself, “why should I stop drinking? I enjoy it.” The voice of alcohol will tell you otherwise, but there are so many reasons to quit drinking. Let’s take a look at the top 18 reasons. The Reasons to Quit Drinking Now When you quit drinking, you will feel some of the […]

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