Anxiety can be one of the many symptoms of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, or addiction. It can also be present during the early stages of recovery as a symptom of post acute withdrawal syndrome. There are many different ways you can learn to manage anxiety without the use of drugs or alcohol.
New Hope Recovery Center is pleased to offer a new 8 week closed group for gay and bisexual men affected by cross addictions. For those struggling with multiple addictions, sexual compulsivity, relationships issues and/or trauma, this group will provide tools to process shame, fear and anxiety and will offer insights into the barriers that can..
Tonight you can hear and see Jeff Zacharias, New Hope Recovery Centers President and Clinical Director, speak live on WGN Radio. He will be speaking with Patti Vazquez about the aftermath of Orlando and trauma, depression and anxiety in the LGBT community. Jeff will also be speaking directly to listeners who need help and will offer suggestions and..
Xanax, generically known as alprazolam, is one of the most widely-abused prescription drugs in this country. As prescriptions for this highly addictive drug rise, the rates of abuse and dependence increase as well. As many have discovered, Xanax is highly addictive. Xanax is a benzodiazepine in the sedative-hypnotic class of drugs. It is generally prescribed..
Women are the fastest growing segment of the population who abuse substances, according to several research studies that have been done recently. Although more women than ever are suffering from substance abuse disorders, there still is a small number of women who actually are receiving treatment for their addiction. Substance abuse in women is often..
Are you concerned your teenager or young adult is using marijuana? Below you will find 38 warning signs and symptoms for marijuana use. Marijuana use is very controversial across the nation, but something that cannot be denied, is the detrimental effect it has on young adults. It has been proven that young adults/teenagers who use..
Perhaps the hardest part of drug or alcohol addiction treatment is actually getting there. The fears about entering an addiction treatment program or facility (rehab) can overpower the will to get sober and keep someone from getting the help they need. With so many unknowns involved, its not surprising many people initially decide against treatment..
As 2013 comes to a close, we wanted to review our most popular articles during the year. In reviewing the most viewed articles, four major themes emerge as the top concerns and focus of our readers during this year. Warning Signs It is clear that many people are interested in determining if they or a..
Cocaine, also known as coke, is an illegal stimulant. It is usually found in its powdered form and is mixed with a variety of other white powdered substances. Cocaine is inhaled through the nose (most common) or mixed with water and injected into the bloodstream. Although cocaine is not physically addictive, it does have many..
The Art of Recovery by Roger Moy is a wonderful book showcasing the important contributions that art therapy makes towards a clients recovery program. Moys book gives the reader a snapshot of the important work thats done in treatment like at New Hope Recovery Center where we have found art therapy to be a wonderful..
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used therapeutic approach which examines the link between a clients environment, thinking and eventual behavior. The premise of this approach is based on the idea that a persons particular way of perceiving an event or situation will determine how he/she feels and ultimately acts. It is a model that..