Surviving Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

The acute phase, in the first few weeks of recovery, is what many people think of when they hear the word ‘withdrawal’. This phase is riddled with physical symptoms that can be anywhere from mildly uncomfortable, to intense, or even life-threatening.

How to Get Through Cravings in Early Recovery

Cravings are a normal part of early recovery, and even with years clean some people still experience them from time to time. They can feel overwhelming, but the good news is that they will not last forever, and it is possible to get through them without using.

The Ancient Art of Healing Through Sound

The use of sound in healing has received a lot of buzz in recent decades, but it’s not a new science. The Egyptians used sound for spiritual and healing purposes as early as 4000 B.C.; and the Germans introduced the first technological sound healing devices in 1928.

The Role of Spirituality in Recovery

Spirituality and issues of faith may seem a world apart from the torments of addiction and substance abuse. Research shows, however, that addiction does not affect only the body. It establishes a powerful grip on the mind and, yes, the spirit as well.