Avoiding Relapse Triggers This Christmas

Avoiding Relapse Triggers This Christmas

If you are concerned about your addiction recovery this Christmas, it’s important to pay attention to what your triggers are. Getting together with family and friends can lead to drinking, as can loneliness and feelings of isolation. Each individual will have different triggers, but there are similar and overlapping ways to understands and avoid relapse…

personality disorders

Understanding Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are complex. Your personality is comprised of many components. Your behavior, how you think, and how you process information are all part of a personality. You will inherit pieces of your personality from your parents. Your personality is shaped by your past experiences, both positive and negative. A personality disorder is identified when…

veterans and substance abuse

Veterans and Substance Abuse

There is an unsettling connection between veterans and substance abuse. Some veterans return from active duty with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, while others use drugs and alcohol as self-medication. At Las Vegas Recovery Center, we have a special program dedicated to veterans struggling with substance use disorders. Learn more about the connection between veterans…

a man scared about alcohol and relationships

Alcohol Abuse and Relationships

Unfortunately, the association between alcohol and relationships is often detrimental. Alcohol abuse is a real problem that can negatively affect marriages, romantic relationships, families and drive wedges between individuals. People who depend on alcohol commit actions such as misuse of finances, ignoring the children, causing physical fights, threatening the happiness and health of those around…

a woman practicing relapse prevention techniques

Five Relapse Prevention Techniques

The biggest challenge you may face in your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is staying clean after completing your addiction rehab program. Regardless of your intention to stay on track, the smallest trigger may potentially derail your efforts. However, the right relapse prevention techniques give you a fighting chance at a sustainable recovery. You…

a doctor explaining the difference between opioids and opiates

The Difference Between Opioids and Opiates

Opioid and opiate abuse is a major issue that has reached epidemic proportions across the United States. These two classifications of substances have medicinal properties, but they can also have devastating effects if you develop an addiction to them. This kind of addiction can: Lead to criminal activity Harm physical and mental health Have a…