Good Nutrition
Recovering from substance abuse or any other form of addiction is challenging process, and one of the essential elements of that process is proper nutrition. As an addiction develops and takes hold, one of the aspects of health that is commonly affected is the appetite, often leading to problematic nutrition. Getting back to normal eating habits will go a long way toward helping the body reestablish balance and counter addiction cravings and other damage caused
It has been said before that we don’t really see the world the way it is… we actually see it the way we are. But what does that mean? As we grow up we are influenced by everything around us, our parents, our siblings, our friends, the type of home we have, our neighbors, school, television etc. As we absorb all the information around us, we develop as sense of what we believe to be
Relaxing via Mindful Meditation
Once thought in the Western world to be impractical and ineffective, meditation is an important tool in the fight against dependency and addiction. If you have fears that you are unable to change your habits at this point in your life, lay them aside: scientific research has proven that the adult mind is much more flexible than once believed. By training through mindful meditation with Foothills Centre for Change, you can create new neural networks
A Supportive Family Looking Out to the Ocean
One of the most difficult things for a family to go through is accompanying a family member through addiction recovery. However, it is also one of the most important things a family can do for someone struggling with addiction. Fortunately, no family has to do that alone. Foothills Centre for Change is here to help. Among our many programs, we have accommodations for including the family in the recovery progress. Below are just a few
Participating in a Group Meeting at Rehab
Making the decision to go into addiction rehabilitation can be difficult. It represents the start of a life-changing course, full of unknowns. Foothills Centre for Change understands that, and we want to make that path as easy as possible. To help make the transition more comfortable, we have put together this guide on a few ways you and your loved ones can prepare for rehab and all the change that comes with it. 1. Address
1. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why substance users are at risk for relapse even after long periods of abstinence and despite the potentially devastating consequences. 2. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her substance use. To
RECOVERY spelled out on Scrabble blocks
For many long years, the only solutions to many addictions such as hard drugs, opiates, and others were either slow and painful reductions or abstinence. Not only was this a terrible prospect for most people (especially those who have tried to quit multiple times), it often didn’t work and led to relapse. Fortunately, at Foothills Centre for Change, we have adopted a revolutionary new treatment option for helping the brain rebalance itself from addiction: amino
The concept of stigma describes the powerful, negative perceptions commonly associated with substance use and addiction. Stigma has the potential to negatively affect a person’s self-esteem, damage relationships with loved ones, and prevent those suffering from addiction from accessing treatment. They can feel pushed to the outskirts of society and may lose touch with their community and family and experience profound loneliness and isolation. When a person does not have social ties or a person
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