Recovery Ebooks

Holistic Healing: Modern Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Holistic treatment is a highly individualized approach to treatment and addresses issues of body, mind and spirit for whole-person healing. Learn more about this comprehensive treatment and its effects.

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The Link Between Pain and Addiction

With approximately 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, opioid medications are frequently prescribed for reducing pain caused by illness, injury or ongoing medical conditions.

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Rewiring the Brain for Lifelong Recovery

Successful recovery is all about rewiring the brain, so let’s take a look at the addicted brain and explore what it takes to rewire it for lifelong recovery.

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How Addiction Affects the Brain

Addiction is the result of real and tangible changes in brain function that affect thought and behavior. Addiction is widely regarded by the medical community as a disease that can be systematically diagnosed and successfully treated.

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Convincing Your High-Functioning Addicted Loved One to Get Help

Convincing Your High Functioning Addicted Loved One To Get Help

Convincing a high-functioning addicted loved one that they need help can be challenging. This eBook will help you understand how addiction affects both you and your addicted loved one.

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The Other Side: Addiction’s Effects on Family and Friends

A person’s addiction may affect families and friends in ways both short- and long-term. At Silver Ridge, improving relationships is a major focus of our program—as it should be of any quality treatment program.

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Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Addiction and Recovery

Lifespan developmental psychology examines mental growth and change throughout the human lifespan. It studies how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors change during a person’s life.

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Does Menopause Make You More Susceptible to Addiction?

Does Menopause Make You More Susceptible to Addiction?

Menopause may bring with it all sorts of unpleasant physical and psychological changes, and women may turn to drugs or alcohol—or increase their use of these substances—in an attempt to cope with them.

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The Benefits of Therapy for Midlife Adults

In most cases, willpower and good intentions aren’t enough to overcome an addiction. A high-quality addiction treatment program will use a variety of therapy methods to address substance use disorders.

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A Practical Handbook for Good Nutrition in Recovery

A Practical Handbook for Good Nutrition in Recovery

Recovery is hard work, and much of that work involves taking good care of yourself. A high level of self-care is a major boon to your recovery, while poor self-care is one of the most important factors for relapse.

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How to Find Community in Retirement

How to Find Community in Retirement

Retirement can be tough for people in recovery. There’s a lot more downtime to fill, and you no longer have the daily human interaction that work provided.

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What to Expect When Your Partner Completes Addiction Treatment

You may feel relieved, excited and hopeful when your partner begins treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. You may also be feeling uncertain. What if it doesn’t work? What if they don’t change?

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Complementary Therapies to Customize Your Treatment Plan

Complementary Therapies to Customize Your Treatment Plan

There is no single pathway to recovery, and a holistic treatment program will address a wide range of issues related to your physical, mental and spiritual health.

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The Root Cause of Addiction

The most common roots of addiction are chronic stress, a history of trauma, mental illness and a family history of addiction. Understanding how these can lead to chronic substance abuse and addiction can help you reduce your risk.

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Over 40 and Addicted? It’s Never Too Late to Get Help

Over 40 and Addicted? It’s Never Too Late to Get Help

As the baby boomer generation ages, the rate of addiction among older adults is increasing. Whether you recently left your thirties or you’re headed toward 90, living with a substance use disorder decreases your quality of life.

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Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration points out that even as the number of older adults with an addiction continues to grow, this population remains under-diagnosed and under-treated.

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How to Harness the Power of Positive Psychology

How to Harness the Power of Positive Psychology

Positive psychology embraces the idea that humans are drawn by the future more than we’re driven by the past. It is all about identifying, using and nurturing your strengths every day to live a pleasant, engaged and meaningful life.

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Midlife Crisis: Addiction After 40

Midlife Crisis: Addiction After 40

Older adults who develop a substance use disorder face a number of unique challenges. At Silver Ridge, we understand deeply the obstacles midlife adults face when they struggle with addiction.

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