Is Neurofeedback an Effective Tool For Addiction Recovery?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Lit up brain

Addiction¬†afflicts millions of people, and it is something that can be extremely difficult to overcome on your own. Without timely treatment, those who deal with addiction can become lost in their drug or alcohol misuse and even lose their lives as a result. That is why treatment is so important. Treatment, however, does not always … Read More

Butler County, Ohio, Declared a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Suitcase of drugs for sale

It is an achievement that no one wants. Recently, Butler County, Ohio, has been designated as a high-intensity drug trafficking area (HIDTA). According to WCPO, “Butler County was one of 10 HIDTAs designated across the country.” What does it mean to receive this designation, and what are Butler County and the state of Ohio doing … Read More

Successful Addiction Recovery Is a Journey

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Group of people sitting in a circle.

Achieving successful recovery following an addiction to drugs or alcohol requires a lot more than just completing a treatment program. To maintain recovery over the long haul, a lifetime of effort is required. No ‘Cure’ for Addiction There is not an acute “cure” for addiction, although there are certainly plenty of success stories of people … Read More

Can You Meditate Your Way Out of Addiction?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Resting hand in meditation

Can sitting quietly really treat addiction? The realm of addiction treatment has many different areas to explore, and as you look for alternatives to treat substance misuse, one idea that you will likely come across is the idea of mindfulness and meditation. Is it true that mindfulness practices can help with substance misuse and long-term … Read More

How to Handle a Friend’s Recurrence of Drug Use

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Sad girl with drugs

Watching friends go through the depths of addiction can be extremely difficult. That is why it is such a relief to know that they have made the decision and taken the steps to quit their habit and enter rehab. Unfortunately, a recurrence of use is rather common, both during and after completion of rehab. Sometimes … Read More

How to Use Yoga in Addiction Recovery

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Woman doing yoga

Yoga has long been known to be a great way to relieve stress, strengthen the body and allow participants to get in touch with their spiritual side. But can it be an effective tool against addiction? Many proponents of yoga suggest that it may be. In fact, yoga is being increasingly incorporated into Ohio addiction … Read More

Understanding and Achieving Emotional Sobriety after Rehab

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Father and daughter

What does sobriety really mean? When you think of sobriety, you might think of the fact that you are no longer dependent on drugs or alcohol. However, sobriety has a much deeper meaning as well. Substance misuse is not just about the physical dependence on a substance. It is about the emotional dependence too. Emotional … Read More

The Road to Recovery: 8 Milestones to Celebrate

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Cupcake with a candle

If you are dealing with a substance use disorder, it might seem like a celebration is hard to find. After all, you have struggled for a long time, and you know that it can be difficult to stay sober and in recovery. However, it can also be joyful. Recovery is not just a hard time; … Read More

Will Ohio Get Additional Funding for Needle Exchange Programs?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Hands passing a needle

What is a Needle Exchange Program? At a needle exchange program, the focus is on keeping people free of blood-borne diseases. Unfortunately, sharing needles is a dangerous way to use drugs, since many diseases are transmitted through the blood. At a needle exchange, people who inject drugs are able to get free, sterile syringes and … Read More