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Category: Drug Addiction

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

Carrie Fisher, Mental Health Activist and Iconic Actress, Died with Illicit Substances in Her System

When Carrie Fisher passed on December 27, 2016, the world was in shock and in mourning. Beyond her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie made her mark on the world as a brilliant comedian and outspoken mental health and women’s rights activist. Her untimely death...

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month: Safely Relieving Your Migraines

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month: Safely Relieving Your Migraines

In the spirit of Migraine Awareness Month, it is important to understand how seemingly harmless medication can affect you. In the United States alone, 37 million people suffer from migraines. With sufferers experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the face or neck, sensitivity to light, and nausea, it is...

What Genetics Can Tell You About Addiction

What Genetics Can Tell You About Addiction

You may have your mother’s smile and your father’s eyes, but do you also have their addiction? Looking back into your genetics could answer many questions you have about how your addiction started and why your particular substance of choice is your substance of choice. Tracing these issues does not have...

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Time Injecting Heroin

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Time Injecting Heroin

Life as a heroin addict presents challenges daily. Whether you are living with a substance abuse issue or in recovery, you can probably remember your first time using. It was the beginning of the end for some. For the lucky ones, this moment is a precautionary tale. Using heroine changes...

Top 5 Nutrient-Rich Foods for Recovery

Top 5 Nutrient-Rich Foods for Recovery

Recovering from a life of addiction means restoring the balance of mind and body. Along the way the substances we use can throw a wrench in that balance but healing is still possible. Since the goal of recovery is to keep things out of the body that could be potentially...

Tipsy Tiger? Tiger Woods Allegedly Arrested For DUI

Tipsy Tiger? Tiger Woods Allegedly Arrested For DUI

Things have been relatively quiet for world-renowned golfer Tiger Woods. After the scandal surrounding his divorce and multiple alleged affairs, Tiger has spent the last few years attempting to repair his public image and reputation. His life has been relatively quiet once our attention moved to the next big celebrity...

The Recovery Equation: Understanding Addiction Through Math

The Recovery Equation: Understanding Addiction Through Math

Math: it’s not everyone’s strong suit. I admit, I don’t struggle with it as much as some, but it’s hardly an easy subject for me, either. Rather you use it daily or not, math has it’s applications- including helping you understand addiction. It may seem like a stretch, but hear...

Your Questions Answered by an Addiction Recovery Specialist!

Hopeless to Dopeless by Alicia Mason

Taking that first step into recovery can be terrifying if you’re going in unprepared. That’s why we do our best here at Harbor Village to be as transparent as possible regarding what you can expect during treatment as well as providing resources to strengthen your journey beyond treatment. That being...

What is Polysubstance Abuse? What You Need to Know

What is Polysubstance Abuse? What You Need to Know

Addiction is a complex disease that affects everyone differently: that so many continue to view it in such black and white parameters creates walls and roadblocks on the way to recovery. Approaching addiction as a spectrum is truer to reality: some people will never know what it’s like to have...

3 Tricks for Managing Anxiety

3 Tricks for Managing Anxiety

One of the most prevalent mental health disorders, it’s estimated that anywhere between 18.1 to 30 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety in some capacity. This large range is caused primarily because of unreported, undiagnosed cases due to stigmas surrounding mental health disorders. This can often lead to self-medication...