Tips for How To Stop Drinking Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Most people will experiment with alcohol at some point in their lives and face little to no consequences for their actions. Unfortunately, there are also many people whose drinking habits can have a serious toll on their lives. Often, people will seek out answers for themselves or a loved one to find out how to […]

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Fentanyl?

Withdrawal Symptoms of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a major part of the opioid epidemic in the United States. In fact, it is now the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the country. The opioid epidemic is a complex problem with no easy solutions. Understanding the different withdrawal symptoms of fentanyl can help you acknowledge the need for help. One […]

Does Insurance Pay for Drug Rehab?

Insurance Pay for Drug Rehab

The cost of rehab can be a barrier to addiction treatment for some people. However, there are many options available to help make treatment more affordable. One option is to use insurance to help cover the cost of rehab. But does all insurance pay for drug rehab?  Many health insurance plans offer some level of […]

Nutrition in Rehab

Nutrition in Rehab

Proper nutrition in rehab is a critical part of healing in early recovery and supports long-term sobriety.  This is why Royal Life Centers employ the finest chefs. We ensure that the freshest ingredients and careful preparation go into each meal we serve. While in detox and residential treatment, guests enjoy three nourishing meals a day, […]

The Best Way To Prevent A Relapse After Treatment

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So you’ve been kicking butt in rehab— self-improvement and esteem at an all time high — but then it hits you, your stay is almost up. You tried to stave off the worries and self-doubt, reminding yourself that your cravings are under control and your doctors have implemented a continuum of care for your medication […]

The Dangers of Self-Medicating and Addiction

self-medicating

Suffering can feed on itself. Many victims of trauma turn to self-medicating in an attempt to cope with and relieve symptoms of emotional distress. Self-medicating is against  medical recommendations due to the potential risks involved in using a substance without the approval of a licensed physician. In fact,  a person may inflict unintentional damages on […]

Blame It On The Anhedonia

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A common complication of drug abuse is the adverse psychological effects, one often experiencing apathy or depression. This is because substance use disorder interferes with behavioral and mental functions. After an addiction has formed, there’s a high potential for added distress in withdrawal and the months that follow. As a result, many people try to […]

Top 12 Best Sobriety Apps

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Following the start of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, drug and alcohol addiction recovery were put to the test as support group meetings were halted during the quarantine. Although sober communities were already forming across the internet prior to country-wide lockdowns, a large majority of recovering people turned to online meetings for recovery maintenance and support […]

Nature Benefits Addiction Recovery

nature, recovery

Without nature, the stress of life— especially that of addiction— has the tendency to deplete our energy, ambition, and happiness. Unless we repair the damage and lessen the impact of future stress it can follow us into our addiction recovery. Addiction is often linked to a disconnect of mind, body, and soul. What if I […]

Adderall Abuse and Psychosis

Adderall, psychosis

I overheard a concerned mother ranting into her iPhone about her youngest daughter. Not terribly uncommon— mother’s love to complain about their children. I don’t consider myself an eavesdropper, but the topic piqued my interest and six people stood between me and the register. She said psychosis and I turned my head. The woman dressed […]