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Athletic man jogging on a beach.

February 21, 2024

4 mins HALT stands for “hungry, angry, lonely, and tired.” Stress, especially over time, can lead to relapse. Evidence shows people in recovery who keep HALT in mind have a lower chance of relapse by reducing their stress levels. Studies show 40-60% of people in recovery relapse, and simple self-maintenance from the HALT model reduces those risks by taking on stressors.  People who work to improve their lives through HALT and see results increase their self-esteem, a critical component of recovery and healing. A routine that assigns specific activities to set times each day and includes activities to look forward to leaves little time for indulgence. It also teaches patients how to live a life full of healthy, enjoyable activities. Adherence to the schedule requires discipline, but it rewards those who persevere.

January 11, 2024

4 mins Daydreaming is a common human phenomenon. It is often seen as a harmless pastime for many individuals, involving the mind's ability to have wandering thoughts and limitless imagination. It allows our minds to escape from the mundane and enter a world of our own creation and mental imagery. 
Young girl feeling alone during a mental health crisis for teens

July 6, 2023

4 mins Between the pandemic and snowballing screen time, American teens are in the midst of a mental health crisis. But don't worry — here's everything you need to know.
Woman with body paint to look like a robot

June 14, 2023

4 mins What is the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of addiction recovery? Here's what we know about five innovative applications for AI that have big implications for the recovery process.
Young blond woman doing yoga and using her laptop in a studio

May 12, 2023

4 mins Addiction affects 21M+ in the US, with two classes of symptoms: Physiological addiction alters mood/behavior, while physical addiction impacts the body. Treatment must address both for successful recovery.
Thoughtful young man reading a book

April 27, 2023

6 mins Because there are so many factors involved, it's hard to assess one's own risk for addiction. Fortunately, we've put together a guide to assessing your risk for addiction.
Gambling, alcohol, and other impulse control situations

January 27, 2023

4 mins Impulse control disorder, or ICD, is a condition associated with a number of uncontrollable behaviors. Here's everything you need to know about impulse control disorder.
Woman under anesthesia for one-day detox

August 9, 2022

5 mins The prospect of condensing detox down to a single day is appealing, but is it safe? And is it the right choice for your recovery? Here's everything you should know about one-day detoxes.
Woman gripping her chair

March 8, 2022

4 mins Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, is a condition that's increasingly associated with chemical addiction and substance abuse. Here's everything you need to know about it...
Buying drugs from a dealer

December 15, 2021

4 mins Most experts agree on the general facts surrounding the issue, but when it comes to the gateway hypothesis, there's no consensus on whether there is a causal link between the use of soft drugs and the later use of hard drugs.

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