Articles by Author Lucas Fernandez

The Importance of Motivation in Recovery

The Importance of Motivation in Recovery

Recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD) is a long and often discouraging process. It is easy to lose hope and slip into relapse without the proper motivation to keep you striving for a brighter future. Finding this motivation is not always simple, but when you do, it can be one of the most important factors in your recovery.

Alcoholism and the Brain

Alcoholism and the Brain

Alcoholism is a chronic disease that is characterized by uncontrolled drinking of alcoholic beverages as well as a preoccupation with alcohol. Also known as alcohol dependence, alcoholism has the ability to take over the life of an individual to the point where they experience a physical inability to stop drinking, especially at times when alcoholic beverages are present.

The Best Inspirational Movies About Drug Addiction and Recovery

The Best Inspirational Movies About Drug Addiction and Recovery

If you or someone you love is in recovery or is considering seeking treatment for addiction, you’ll likely notice that you have some extra time to fill that used to be dedicated to partaking in your substance of choice. As you move into developing new lifestyle habits and healthy activities, add these extraordinary films to your list of best recovery movies.

MAT for Opioid Addiction

MAT for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a serious health issue in the United States. In particular, opioid addiction can change the way a person thinks or behaves, leading to potential criminal activity, broken relationships, and severe depression and anxiety. Worse, opioid addiction is...

How Severe Is My Addiction?

How Severe Is My Addiction?

At least 20 million Americans suffer from drug addiction and substance abuse. With this number on the rise, it’s no wonder that many find themselves wondering if they have an addiction or dependency. Taking a moment to ask yourself how do you know if you need rehab is a challenging point. It can be difficult to look at your situation objectively, but if you can do that, you’re one step closer to recovery.

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