Routine stressors and anxiety triggers like vehicle accidents, car stops, department politics and any other number of prolific tragic scenarios can wear down even the most resilient police officer or first responder. Find out how to spot cumulative PTSD and how to help create healthy coping mechanisms.
In 2010, PTSD day was established on June 27th, with June becoming PTSD awareness month in 2014. Many of our blogs and resources explore PTSD in relation to the primary victim, however, it is also important to remember that those effects ripple out into the PTSD sufferer’s network of friends, family and professional support.
Shifting from military life can be a delicate transition, especially if you served for many years or have retired for medical reasons. It is during this time that many veterans find themselves at a crossroads which can lead them down a path of health and success, or a route to addiction and self-destruction. The choices made at the beginning of this journey will create the foundation of that path, which is why it is so crucial to be properly educated on the hurdles, pitfalls and support resources that await.
Opioid addiction has become a subject of concern for many in the United States. Whether it be a family member who is currently undergoing the ill effects of opioid addiction or a loved one recovering from this addiction, it’s important to understand the effects of opioids in the body and the role that addiction plays when they are in use.
While we know that addiction treatment centers are a great option for those looking to reclaim their life, it’s important to understand the history behind opioids. Let’s take a look at how opioids came to be at the forefront of one of biggest epidemics in the United States.
During that journey to a sober life there might be relapse triggers which could tempt you to go back to your addictive ways. Learn more about what causes relapse, what relapse triggers are, and the importance of relapse prevention in your sober journey.
Learn more about the dangers of alcohol detoxing at home and why you should go to an alcohol detox center for your treatment.
For some people continuing with their addiction recovery, the holidays can be a difficult time due to the amount of parties and alcohol involved. But, with a bit of preparation it can be easy to overcome the problems and keep your sobriety intact during this time.