This is what Addiction feels like.

By Belle Ogrodowski You cannot fully understand addiction unless you have walked down that road —and the same applies for the loved ones of the addicted. From the addict’s perspective, once we have become addicted to a substance, everything in us wants to get – and to be – sober, but we are bound to our … Read more

How Nutrition plays a role in Women’s Mental Health

Casa Capri Recovery is Committed to Helping Create a Healthier Lifestyle for Women. There are several categories of mental health issues and many require medications, therapy, DBT, CBT, EMDR, and even ECT. Casa Capri Recovery is a primary substance abuse treatment program that treats women with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disease, PTSD and … Read more

Are You a Sugar Addict?

sugar addiction

For many of us, sugary foods are some of the most tempting foods available. Humans have an innate love of sugar, which explains why early humans gravitated toward them. Historically, sweeter foods were most likely to be the safest foods found in nature, while bitter foods, could be really good for you, but were also … Read more

The Importance of Connection for Women in Recovery

Psychologist holding female patient's jand

Women suffering from addiction Men and women have different needs during recovery. Addiction affects all people the same in some ways and much different in other ways. For example, men are more likely to suffer addiction overall, but women are more likely to telescope from normal usage to abuse. Also, self-medication is more prevalent in … Read more

Practice These Daily Mindfulness Techniques to Help Reduce Holiday Stress

Stressed woman in front of Christmas tree over holidays

The holidays can be stressful for everyone. Even though they offer a chance to reconnect with friends and families, they can create and added layer of pain or depression. For those who are adjusting to recovery from addiction, changes in relationships or loss of loved ones, the tension and pressure of the holidays often results … Read more

SAMHSA: Health. Home. Purpose. Community.

September is National Recovery Month, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)-sponsored event that boosts awareness and comprehension of mental and substance use disorders, and honors the individuals living in recovery. National Recovery Month (AKA Recovery Month) is held each September to teach Americans that substance use treatment, as well as mental health … Read more

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made … Read more

A Look at Amphetamine Overdose

Amphetamine Overdose and Women

Amphetamine abuse has become a rampant problem in the United States. Between 2008 and 2012 alone, ADHD prescriptions increased 53%. From the Hollywood elite to stressed out college kids and young professionals, prescription amphetamines don’t discriminate between the young and old or the rich and poor. While the current opioid epidemic has become one of … Read more

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day; a day filled with global activities designed to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdoses. Since 2012, International Overdose Awareness Day has been coordinated by the not-for-profit Australian public health organization Penington Institute – and you can show your support by wearing a badge or wristband. International … Read more