addiction recovery

Celebrating Women in Recovery for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month — we saw this as a perfect opportunity to raise awareness about some of the remarkable women who have helped shape the course of recovery history.  In this article, Cottonwood Tucson honors some of the most influential women in recovery and their contributions to addiction treatment and sober culture.  Lois...
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Residential Addiction Treatment for Prescription Drugs

Americans have a more complicated relationship with prescription drugs than most. Whether it’s because of our multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry or a myriad of other reasons — prescription drug addiction is a bigger problem here than anywhere else on earth.  In this article, Cottonwood Tucson looks at residential addiction treatment for prescription drug dependence.  Prescription...
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Is It Harder for the Wealthy to Overcome Substance Use Disorders?

Substance Use Disorders and Wealth  Mental health and substance use disorders impact people with wealth just as much as anyone else. Many people imagine that people who have the benefit of generational wealth or a trust don’t have a care in the world, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it can...
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What is the Recovery Lifestyle?

Many people wonder “what is the recovery lifestyle?” when they initially hear about sobriety and what that might look like for those actively practicing it. Before you ask yourself what the recovery lifestyle is, you must first really understand what recovery is. What is Recovery ? If you ask ten different people what recovery is,...
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The Connection Between Exercise and Mood

As if you haven’t already heard all the reasons to exercise from your therapist or doctor, here we are, about to go into more of them! That said, hear us out, as there’s some rather fascinating science that supports using exercise for better mental and emotional well-being. Better Brain Health Regular and consistent movement releases...
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Which Are Better: Resolutions or Goals?

New Year’s: Resolutions or Goals? It’s the time of year when starting anew and releasing what no longer serves you is a popular topic. What’s truly better, though: setting New Year’s resolutions or establishing a series of goals without that particular label? Why the New Year? A specific day on the calendar really shouldn’t dictate...
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The Value of Self-Care Routines for Better Health

Self-care is often a buzzword that many people grow weary of hearing, simply because they think it involves a lot of snake-oil products or unrealistic methods. While there might be a little of that in the marketplace, it benefits you to take the concept seriously and develop what helps you be your best. “You Can’t...
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Handling Withdrawal Symptoms

There are few ways to predict how someone will react during alcohol or drug withdrawal. The physiology of each individual, types of substances abused, past and current environment, and support from family and friends all affect healing. Concern—or even fear—about the impact of substance withdrawal symptoms shouldn’t prevent you or someone you love from seeking...
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Treating Depression with Inpatient Therapy

Major depression, not just periodic moments of feeling blue, is considered one of the most common mental disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The agency refers to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders definition of this level of depression, which is: “A period of two weeks or longer during...
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What Is SMART Recovery?

A primary aspect of a continuum of care plan involves techniques that enable you to not only maintain sobriety, but also uncover your best self. This isn’t simply social media affirmation. Through exposure to positive influences and new ways of thinking, you’re more likely to evolve—not because you were “bad” and need to be “good,”...
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