Replacement Addictions and How We Can Help

Swap addictions

When a recovering addict replaces one addiction with another, this is what’s known as addiction replacement, which is something in which we frequently see. An individual may come to our treatment center in order to combat their alcohol addiction and while they begin to overcome their psychological and physical need to drink, they seek that […]

How Alcohol Contributes to Systemic Inflammation

How Alcohol Contributes to Systemic Inflammation - The Meadows Texas

Inflammation is a normal function of the human body, the immune system’s first reaction to a perceived danger. However, when inflammation occurs too often, it represents a grave health threat. A number of lifestyle choices can increase a person’s risk of chronic systemic inflammation. They include smoking, a diet high in sugar and trans fats, […]

How to Get Through Heartbreak and Stay Sober

Heart broken

When heartbreak occurs, we react in two ways: emotional expression or emotional repression. While everyone manages pain differently, there are definitely healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with emotional pain. For example, if not processed in a healthy way, heartbreak can cause negative effects on the mind and body. It can quickly become a serious problem if not handled […]