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Recovery without Walls initiated an innovative approach to aid women whose lives had been interrupted by substance abuse, particularly opiates, and helped them to successfully withdraw and break the craving cycle through the use of acupuncture.
Research shows exposure to traumatic events increases the risk of drug or alcohol abuse. It can also cause relapse among those in recovery.
Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Families lost loved ones, students lost friends, first responders lost colleagues. America was traumatized.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 altered the collective American psyche. While most people overcame trauma, many developed a mental illness or substance use disorder. The Recovery Source spoke with counselors, therapists and the family member of a 9/11 survivor about the impact the tragedies had on drug and alcohol use, and treatment options for those affected by that infamous day.
Holidays are for celebrating, and whether it’s creating traditional dishes in the kitchen with family or gathering around with friends for a summertime barbeque, food takes center stage. For people with eating disorders, holidays can be very difficult times.
People who are experiencing anorexia nervosa may exhibit some of the following symptoms (something objectively experienced by the person) and/or signs (observable manifestations) of the disease. Sometimes family members and friends will remark after a diagnosis has been made that they didn't realize how many behaviors and changes were related to the eating disorder. However, anorexia nervosa truly affects all areas of a person's life.