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Celebrating 4th of July Sober

How to Protect your Sobriety on the 4th of July

As one of America’s booziest holidays, the Independence Day can be a major trigger for people in recovery. How can I still enjoy the holiday without risking my sobriety? We asked some sober friends for their tips on navigating the 4th of July while in sober.  1. Don’t Pressure Yourself to Do Something This year […]

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Addiction Treatment

What is the Vagus Nerve and How Could it Support Addiction Treatment?

Vagus Nerve Stimulation is showing promise as an addiction and Substance Use Disorder treatment. While still in early stages of research, animal studies have found that Vagus Nerve Stimulation results in a reduction in drug-seeking behavior and cravings.  What is the Vagus Nerve?  The Vagus Nerve runs from the brainstem through the face and down […]

How to not to Talk about Addiction with a loved one

7 Don’ts for Discussing Someone’s Addiction With Them

All loved ones of addicts reach the point where they need to discuss the problem with the person directly. In doing so, you have a chance to convince them to get them the help they need. But you also run the risk of pushing them away and further isolating them in their addiction. Learning to […]

Am I Enabling? Learning the difference between helping and hurting

Am I Enabling? The Difference Between Helping and Hurting 

When our loved ones are in trouble, all we want to do is help. It is one of our most beautiful human instincts but unfortunately when a loved one is in the throes of addiction, our well-intentioned help can really hurt. So, it’s important to ask ourselves, “Am I enabling?” There is a fine line […]

Meth Use in the Gay Community

LGBTQ Month: Methamphetamine Use in the Gay Community

  Crystal Meth use in the gay community has been a concern since the 1990’s but in recent years, use has skyrocketed. Meth is a stimulant which makes users feel euphoric, energized, and invincible. Because of these feelings the meth’s popularity has grown significantly in the club and circuit scenes as a party drug.  A […]

How Painkillers Can Lead to heroin

How Prescription Painkillers Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

Painkillers such as Codeine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Morphine are all narcotics from the same family of drugs as Heroin. Opiates are derived from Opium derived from Poppies while Opioids are synthetically made versions that mimic Opiates. Because of this connection, painkillers can often lead to heroin.  This class of drugs act as depressants, relieving pain […]

Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorder

Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse Disorder: What You Should Know

Schizophrenia is a very serious mental disorder which can be devastating to those affected and their families. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and is estimated to affect between 0.5% and 1% of the population. Because of its debilitating effects, Schizophrenia often goes hand-in-hand with Substance Abuse Disorder.  […]

Foster Care and Addiction

Rebuilding Foster Care Families in the Aftermath of Addiction

It’s no secret that addiction tears families apart, this is especially true in the case of foster care. Studies have shown one in three children in the program were admitted due to parental substance abuse. But what happens when parents are in recovery and their children are able to come home. How do you heal […]

Telehealth visit for addiction and mental health conditions therapy

Telehealth: Addiction and Mental Health Conditions

Telehealth & Addiction Treatment:  At Harmony Recovery Group, our practitioners have implemented telehealth services in all levels of care for addiction and mental health conditions. We offer this to patients who are unable to travel to our facility for treatment. We use telemedicine for individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions and psychiatric care management for […]

What Is the Ketamine Drug? | Harmony Treatment and Wellness

What Is the Ketamine Drug?

Ketamine (referred to on the street as Special K) is an anesthetic prescription drug that also has psychedelic properties. It alters sensory perception and can induce feelings of detachment from oneself and the world. For these reasons, it is a common drug of abuse. Ketamine exists in the form of a white powder or clear […]

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